India v England 3rd Test – Betting Tips and Predictions
This is a crucial clash for both teams. Win here and you can’t lose the series, as well as being in the driving seat for a memorable success.
India may have gambled a little with the pitch in the second Test but there is no doubt they played conditions much better regardless.
England will be glad to get to Ahmedabad and a new opportunity to get back on track.
Let’s have a look at a few markets that offer some interesting betting opportunities.
Back Anderson to Star for England
The experienced bowler enjoyed a fine first Test and produced a brilliant spell to turn that game well in England’s favour.
He comes into this fresh and looks ideal to take advantage should the ball start to swing under the floodlights for this day-night contest.
While spinners Jack leach and Dom Bess are high in the betting, it’s worth noting this is a bet to be England’s top wicket-taker in the first innings.
The pitch is unlikely to break up in quite the same fashion as the last match so Anderson can be his team’s top bowler. His price of 3.75 with bet365 looks a good bet.
Pujara to Shine Back at Motera
Cheteshwar Pujara didn’t have the best time in tricky conditions in the second Chennai Test but there was a lot to like about his first-innings 75 in the first Test.
That also came off the back of some typically gritty displays Down Under.
While this ground hasn’t seen much cricket due to redevelopment work, Pujara has previously enjoyed batting here.
He hit an unbeaten double hundred back in 2012 and could be a value play in the India top batsman market at 4.5 with 22Bet.
Ishant for Top Indian Bowler
Ishant Sharma caused England’s batsmen some real problems in the first Test without being heavily rewarded with wickets.
His consistent line and length and ability to get the ball moving around could be a big weapon for the hosts in this clash.
Like Anderson, he could well suit conditions and looks worth a bet to be his team’s top first-innings wicket-taker.
He can be backed at 5.0 with bet365, which looks a price worth taking.
Read our round-up of the best free cricket betting tips for this match.