Tomorrow’s fifth and final One Day International match in Australia’s tour of South Africa at Cape Town serves only one cricketing purpose. Australia are on the verge of a rare series whitewash. South Africa lead the series 4-0. One more win and they will complete a memorable win in a series in which they simply overpowered the visitors. Australia are not a team to easily allow a whitewash. But they are making a habit of it in recent times. They have lost the recent test series against Sri Lanka 3-0. What are the odds of a 5-0 white in cricket betting tomorrow?
Preview – Australia
You don’t have to dig deep to find the causes of Australia’s meltdown. They lacked pace bowling wherewithal in this series. Most of their frontline first choice fast bowlers are either injured or rested. In their absence, the South African top order made hay while the sun shone. All the South African top order batsmen have made runs in the series. Australia cannot change the bowling combination in the last match of the series. They can only hope for batting second and chasing down whatever score South Africa post.
Preview – South Africa
Chasing will not be easy, however. South Africa too have rested their frontline bowlers. But, unlike Australia, they have a strong bunch of back-up bowlers, led by Kyle Abbot, who are eager to impress. The so-called second-rung bowlers bundled out Australia for just 167 in the fourth ODI. The bowling looks feisty and batting looks intimidating. South Africa are all set for a series white-wash.
Cricket can spring surprises and South Africa are usually poor in the final matches. Still, a South African win looks almost certain. It is not advisable to take risks in cricket betting even though the odds of an Australian win look handsome.
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