Rob Handley nailed two winners in the first ODI and he's got four bets for Thursday's clash.
A Kohli masterclass led to England’s defeat in the first ODI but that could have happened to any side in world cricket. Posting 350, with many batsmen contributing and signs of competency with the ball before Virat took centre stage, are two positives Morgan’s men can take from the game. Despite his messy economy rate, David Willey is likely to take wickets up front and the Indian openers look considerably out of sorts in comparison to Roy and Hales. With this in mind I am backing England to have the highest opening partnership (best price Evens), which was a winner for us last time out.
The second ODI takes place Visakhapatnam where you’ll find the pacemen fare well in the early exchanges, especially for visiting sides. Boult (New Zealand), Mckay (Australia) and Rampaul (West Indies) have all topped the bowling for their sides in recent games at this ground, making David Willey and Ben Stokes my main candidates to continue this theme.
For the value seeker, Yurvaj Singh has been a quality operator for India over the years and, despite now being in Kohli’s shadow, is still capable of getting big runs quickly. Batting at number four and, with experience of smashing England all over the place in previous years, he should have the chance to score big. Singh is currently 9/1 to be top India batsman and that looks well worth an investment, although you are hoping the Indian skipper doesn’t stay around too long.