An exciting contest is on the cards as the final and third T-20 international between India and England starts on Bangalore later today. The score is level 1-1 after the first two matches. Whoever wins this will take the series. England have looked the better side throughout the series. Except for the final four overs in the second ODI, in which they messed up their chase and the match, they have dominated the proceedings with both bat and ball. Will they be the favourites for cricket betting? They are. However, India can unleash their batting might on the batting friendly pitch at Bangalore, which could spoil England’s series-ending match.
Preview – India
India’s batting failed in both the T-20 internationals. The reason for it is not hard to understand. Kohli failed in his new role as opener. It is time a new opener was tried in that role. Bangalore is a good pitch for a new opener. Kohli himself is quite familiar with the Bangalore surface, as it is the home ground of his IPL franchisee. He has scored a mountain of runs on the surface. In his bat lies India’s hopes of winning the series. If you trust Kohli to come good on Bangalore, bet in favour of India in cricket betting.
Preview – England
England will also welcome the batting-friendly conditions in Bangalore. Their batsmen looked more attacking, and the bowlers looked more disciplined. They are more likely to excel on batting-friendly surfaces. They are stronger on the field too. India has at least a couple of below average in their ranks. However, England had a super hit fielding side. One thing England will vary is about batting first. If they bat first and score whatever total, it may not be enough – particularly if Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni come good. England will have to deal with that fear factor.
It will be yet another closely fought affair. Where should be your money in cricket betting? Hard to tell. But India usually comes good in crunch matches.
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