England vs India 3rd Test: Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
India vs England Test 3 of 5
India won by 203 runs
(ENG leads 2 – 1 )
- Date: August 18 to 22, 2018
- Time: 10:00 AM UTC
- Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire
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ENG vs IND 3rd Test Betting Odds
England – 2.62
India – 2.10
Draw – 4.75
Preview – Day 1
On Day 1 of the 3rd Test between England and India at Trent Bridge, India were 43/0 at the end of 15th over in the 1st session of play. The odds on the Match Winner market at this point were:
England – 2.40
India – 2.60
Draw – 3.75
- India’s opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan (35) and Lokesh Rahul (23) added a 60-runs partnership for the first wicket, giving India a good start.
- Chris Woakes gave England the breakthrough by getting Dhawan caught in the second slip. KL Rahul was the next batsman to lose his wicket to Chris Woakes, followed by C Pujara and India were 82-3 after 26.4 overs.
- Virat Kohli (97) and Ajinkya Rahane (81) built a solid 159-runs partnership which ended with Ajinkya Rahane edging a Stuart Broad delivery to the slips.
- Kohli was the next batsman to get out caught in the slips on a leg-break from Adil Rashid and India were 279-5.
- James Anderson got his first wicket at the end of Day1, when he sent back Hardik Pandya caught out.
India were 307-6 (87.0) at end of Day 1.
The odds on the Match Winner market after Day1, have changed and are –
England – 2.62
India – 2.10
Draw – 4.75
The markets and selections change every Day in a Test Match. Some of the markets available for Day 2 before the play are Runs off 1st delivery in 88th over, Next man out, India 1st Innings runs in first 90 overs.
- India has lost 6 wickets and Ashwin, the next batsman-in, hasn’t faced a delivery yet. Runs off the first delivery of the 88th over is likely to be under 0.5 (1.25).
- India’s runs in the first 90 overs are likely to be under 316 (1.66), though Pant can be expected to drive the ball as he was able to connect well on Day 1.
- Most of India’s wickets have been caught in the slips, and the next wicket can very likely be a caught (1.44)
The markets offered In-Play are Runs in the next over, Odd/Even Runs, Wicket in the next over, Runs on the first/last delivery of the next over.
- Keep an eye on the batsmen on the crease and watch out for the signs their batting style, and body language gives away. These signs help predict the results for next over, like runs, or wicket.
- Pace of batting, batsman’s ability to connect, or drive the ball would help predict the runs off next over or a wicket, and whose wicket that would be.
The odds offered on markets offering selections for an event that is not immediate, change with the changing match scenario.
Consider waiting sometimes, if you want to minimize the risk, even if the odds on a selection drop low.
If you are one to take risks, and go with your instincts, look for the higher odds on markets offering selections who results would take long to manifest.
Consider these markets to test your understanding of the In-Play betting. While you may not bet on all selections and markets, it is useful to track how the odds and selection to develop a better sense of In-Play betting and to get a hold of things.
- The next batsman out market has two selection to begin the Day 2. Odds offered on Ashwin and Pant are same for now (1.83). These odds would change as the day starts, watch out for both the batsmen as the pitch has not offered any swing to the English pacers and Indian batsman look comfortable driving the ball.
- R Pant look comfortable on 22 of 32 balls with 2 fours and 1 six. He is likely to score over 34 runs (1.4) The odds In-Play on this market would change along with the selections offered. Watch out how R Pant starts the Day’s play to predict whether his score would cross 34 or even more.
After two miserable tours to cricket’s home country in 2011 and 2014 where they lost 0-4 and 1-3 respectively there was lot of expectations from the No. 1 Test side in the world. But the same problems that affected them in the previous tours seem to haunt them again. The openers are failing to see off the shine of the new ball, the middle order goes without a fight and the fast bowlers fail to capitalize on the seaming conditions where their counterparts in the others side thrive. The pick and drop method of team selection is also hurting them with the changes made to the side for the 2nd Test such as the inclusion of two spinners on a seaming wicket raising serious questions about the team management’s selection policy.
There are no doubts to the fact that openers KL Rahul and Murali Vijay will have to see off the new ball if Indians look to turn the tide. Cheteshwar Pujara who has been a perennial failure outside the sub-continent will need to show some character at No. 3. Kohli definitely strengthens the middle order and has got rid of the nightmares of 2014 but his absence can cost the side. Ajinkya Rahane and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik need to justify their selection in the side. Ravichandran Ashwin has been the only good news for India with bat and ball in this series so far. Ishant Sharma bowled well in the first Test and so did Mohammed Shami in the previous game. But the bowling unit has to fire in tandem if the visitors wish to retain the No.1 Test Side rank which they earned after remarkable run at home in 2016 and 2017.
There isn’t much that would be playing in the mind of England skipper Joe Root for the moment. If the 1st Test match was close one youngster Sam Curran playing only his second game for the national side came out with a brilliant performance. The second Test would have been more convincing for him as a skipper not because of the manner in which his side just humiliated the Indians but his key weapons fired as expected. If it was James Anderson in both the innings the rhythm that Stuart Broad got into in the second innings would have been most encouraging for the skipper. It has often been the performance of this duo that has helped the English side win 19 out of their last 33 Test matches at home in the last five years.
In terms of individual performances everyone other than Alastair Cook has had good performances with that bat including the skipper himself and Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran. Chris Woakes’ return to the side and his hundred has given the side lot to cheer about. Bairstow has looked impressive in both the games so far in the series and he has unnerved the Indian attack. In the bowling department too everyone has put up a good show. Woakes and Curran have given great support to Broad and Anderson and shared the workload which is important in a long Test series with two aged but agile bowlers. For Joe Root it would simply be all about sticking to the basics to win the test match at Trent Bridge.
Going by the form and the mental state both the sides are in we expect an easy win for the home side. If Indians are to win this one they would have to play out of their skin but the odds are highly in favour of England.