The third and final ODI between India and England takes place at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata tomorrow. India have already won the series by winning the first two matches. Both the matches were closely contested affairs. Don’t get swayed by these results in your cricket betting calculations. While India won both the games, they did not appear superior to the English team. The only thing in which they looked better was in finishing. While England faltered during the climactic stages, India progressed.
Preview – India
Both the matches were batting fests. Still, India managed to find themselves in a batting mess. Virat Kohli and Kedar Jhadav lifted them in the first ODI, while the old firm of Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni rescued them in the second. The openers, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan, failed in both the matches. They will be looking for some runs. The bowling, especially the death bowling, has improved. The pitch at Eden Gardens is likely to assist spinners. Indian spinners will be eager to have a go at the English batsmen.
Preview – England
The English players could be wondering what they will have to do to win matches in India. They played supremely in both the matches, yet failed to finish off the games despite finding themselves in dominant positions. Their batting looks long and strong. Their bowlers, though, will have to find some way to halt the Indian batsmen, especially after the first 15 overs.
It is hard to predict the outcome. Both the teams look even in most of the aspects of the game. Still, it is worth a gamble in cricket betting to punt for an England win.
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