1st T20I: Australia vs India – Tips, Odds & Predictions

Australia vs India 1st T20I
Australia vs India – 1st T20 International

December 4 2020 – 7.10 pm AEDST – Manuka Oval – Canberra

Justin Langer’s Aussie T20 International side are currently the World’s Number 1 ranked team, but the 3rd-ranked Indians will be looking to knock them off and re-establish themselves atop the rankings and win favour with the sports betting sites. The Indians will be seeking to make the most of captain Virat Kohli’s presence with the team before he has to go home after the 1st Test for the birth of his first child. Any team featuring Kohli is always a threat. No total is safe when Kohli is on song.

For their part, the Aussies will be looking for another big start from captain Aaron Finch and David Warner at the top of the order and follow that with a typical Glenn Maxwell-inspired blitzkrieg to set up a monster total on the small and fast-scoring Manuka Oval. Much of the betting on the 1st Australia vs India T20I may come down to the Aussie pace attack getting regular incisions into the strong Indian batting line up.

Best Odds

Australia Win Odds India Win Odds
Bet365logo $1.76 $2.10
Palmerbet $1.75 $2.09
unibet $1.75 $2.08

Betting Tips

Given the form of the Aussie batsmen in the ODI’s, you would have to think that either Captain Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith or Glenn Maxwell will score a 50 in the match

Yes – Any player to Score a Fifty – $1.17

No Player to Score a Fifty in the Match – $5.00

Aaron Finch and David Warner have now become one of the most prolific opening partnerships in Australia’s history

Australia – Highest Opening Partnership in the Match -$1.84

Indian captain Virat Kohli is due for a big score. He will be looking to impose himself before returning to India before the birth of his first child.

Virat Kohli Over 25.5 runs in the Match – $1.87

OR

Virat Kohli Under 25.5 runs in the Match – $1.87

Statistics

Head-to-Head Record (in T20 Internationals);

  • Played 21
  • India – Won 11
  • Australia – Won 8
  • No Result – 1
  • Abandoned – 1

Last Time Played

  • February 27 2019 – Bengaluru – Australia Won By 7 wickets
    • Australia 3/194 defeated India 4/190

Last Time Played in Australia

  • November 25 2018 – Sydney – India Won by 6 wickets
    • India 4/168 defeated Australia 6/164

Key Statistics

  • Aussie skipper Aaron Finch is yet to score a T20I hundred against India.
  • In 16 T20I’s against Australia, Indian skipper, Virat Kohli averages an astonishing 64.88 per inninings at a strike rate of 147.10.

Overall Match Prediction

For many years, the Aussie Men’s T20I team were widely seen to be underperforming compared to the Number 1 world-ranked test team and an ODI that has boasted 5 World Cup wins, but times have changed and this current team has depth in batting and bowling combined with slick fielding.

However, India are no slouches and will be better for having a hit out in the ODI series. Look for the Aussies to batter the Indians with short balls to keep them on the back foot.

Bet on Australia to defeat India

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Ken Edwards is a passionate Betting Top 10 International Sports & Betting News Columnist. Australian by birth, and international by nature, he brings a wealth of many years of discerning international sports and betting industry analysis. As a true fan and Sports Statistic Nerd, Ken devotedly supports his beloved Queensland Maroons, West Ham United, New York Yankees, Miami Dolphins and Richmond Tigers when he's not busy writing about them.

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