India v England 1st Test – Betting Tips and Predictions
It is hard to look past India for the victory, especially after a depleted outfit was able to dig out a brilliant success in Australia last month.
England are likely to have their moments but Kohli’s men will likely be too strong on home soil.
Given their short price for the overall win, looking at other markets is the best way of finding value.
Back Pujara for Top Batsman
Cheteshwar Pujara was in sparkling form in Australia and as resolute as ever.
He looks a great bet to be India’s top first innings batsman at 4.0 with 1xBet.
Pujara’s last four innings read 77, 50, 56, 25, so he’s clearly a player seeing it well. He also excelled when England were last in India in 2016-17.
With Virat Kohli heading the market but coming back from a break, there is also some value to that price.
Joe Root to Star Again
England may well have had a much trickier time in Sri Lanka if it wasn’t for their skipper.
Root made 426 runs in just two matches and it is hard to look beyond him in the race to be England’s top first innings batsman.
His price of 2.984 with 22Bet looks fair given how England’s openers may struggle in these conditions.
Root also shone the last time he played Test cricket in India with 491 runs in five matches.
Sundar a Great Outside Bet
Washington Sundar continues to improve on the international stage and might just have done enough in the final Test to keep his place for this match.
If the off-break bowler is selected, he is a great price to be India’s top first innings bowler. While the pitch will suit him more later in the match, he has the ability to take wickets early as well.
He followed up his two wickets in Sydney with four more in Brisbane and is priced at 5.5 with 22Bet.
His 62 first innings runs in Brisbane also highlighted his improvements with the bat. If he does fire with both then there is also a lot to like about the 19.0 with 22Bet in the man of the match market.
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