India v England 2nd ODI – Betting Tips and Predictions
It is hard to look past anything other than an India win here.
Virat Kohli’s side has momentum with them and the bonus of KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan being back among the runs.
England, meanwhile, suffered as Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler failed to build on the lightning-quick start of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy.
Inconsistency from the middle-order and a weakened bowling attack could make life difficult once more.
Looking at other markets is a good way of finding value.
Back Bhuvneshwar to Get Wickets Again
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been in excellent form of late. He took wickets in the T20I series and quickly added some more in the 1st ODI.
His ability to find movement where others can’t makes him a great bet to be India’s top bowler in this clash.
He didn’t have as much joy as Thakur or Krishna in the first game but the dismissal of Moeen was one of the best in the match.
His price of 4.5 with bet365 looks appealing.
Sam Curran a Value Selection
While Curran has struggled at times this tour, now could be a good time to side with him in the top England bowler market.
England’s attack has been weakened by the loss of Jofra Archer and everyone except Mark Wood and Ben Stokes struggled in the first game.
However, Curran did bowl with a good economy and his varied and pace-off approach could suit conditions in Pune.
The left-arm of Reece Topley would be interesting but, as it stands, Curran is most likely to get the nod again.
His price of 6.5 with bet365 to be England’s top bowler is far too big.
Kohli for Player of the Match
The India skipper is looking in good form at present and can get more runs in this one.
While he is a short-priced favourite to be his team’s top batsman, he is an appealing price to be named player of the match.
Should he top score during an India victory then there is a big chance the batting icon will take this award.
He is priced at 8.0 with 22Bet, which is a longshot bet but one that could certainly happen.
Refer to our round-up of the best cricket predictions for this match.