Bracken - Australia v India T20I Betting Tips

The ODI series was pretty one sided however the T20 series is a whole different story!

Nathan Bracken
Mon, 25 Jan, 2:32 PM

Australia v India

My heart wants to backing Australia again but I have to go with my head and back India pull off a win against the odds. The ODI series was full of runs, both batting teams are on fire so I expect to see a lot of runs today, we could potentially see a score post 200. Australia haven't had much T20I action lately, there last game was back in England where they lost narrowly. India on the other-hand were dominated by South Africa in a 2015 series and a weaker team even struggled against Zimbabwe.

India are currently ranked 8th in the world in this fixture, however they're dangerous in this format. Their bowling isn't too frightening but any batting consisting of Sharma, Kohli, Dhawan, Raina, Yuvraj and Dhoni are well worth backing.

Top Indian Batsman

Shikhar Dharwan had an excellent finish to the ODI series, scoring 78, 126 and 68 in his last three knocks. He's got a poor T20 International record but you can't ignore the form he brings into this game. He's got all the strokes and power to hit boundaries on demand, he's no stranger to a big score in domestic T20, scoring 26 half centuries. The top three for India are all in great form which makes a tricky choice, but $4.5 for Dharwan is value.

Top Australian Bowler

Shaun Tait is back! The Wild thing must have thought his international days were over. However injuries and a impressive campaign for the Hurricanes has blown the window open again. He's not bowling at the clicks he used to but is still hurling them down at a fair speed. He will be out to prove he's not finished at this level, and intimidate the small Indian batsman. His skill and change ups could be very dangerous if he gets a go at the tail.

Man of the Match

Man of the Match award is normally awarded to a batsman in T20 cricket, and with both batting teams in such great form we doubt this will be any different. Dhawan will have to bat well if India are too win, therefore is my pick for MOTM at $11.

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