India versus England on Wednesday, February 1st provides a chance for some offshore bookmaking. India managed to pick up a comeback win in Kanpur. They appeared to be down for the count when England needed eight off the final over with Joe Root and Jos Buttler set but a Jasprit Bumrah death spell turned it. Notwithstanding the win, there is room for improvement for India. Hardik Pandya didn’t bowl in game 2 so they had to fall back on Suresh Raina as the 5th bowler. They will not chance that again, so Mandeep Singh and Bhuv Kumar might have to step up. Parvez Rasool is another option, maybe in lieu of Amit Mishra.
England’s Eoin Morgan blamed his team’s loss on umpiring calls. Truth be told, England lost because they weren’t able to handle Bumrah. The pacer went for only two runs of his last two overs so their best laid plans to counter him went awry. It would be better to focus on opposing players rather than on umpires. Changes to the XI can be expected. For instance, it would be a shocker if England went in with three spinners again so Liam Dawson could be absent and his place go to either Jake Ball or Liam Plunkett.
Prior to Kanpur, England and India were neck to neck in offshore bookmaking. Currently India are clear sports betting odds favorites. What’s different now? Not a whole lot as a matter of fact. There has been a reaction to the result because for 38 overs the status quo from game 1 remained the same. England bowled great and were in command of things before Bumrah monsooned on their parade. No one was surprised when England lost the chase on a wicket which has a tendency to help the team batting first. However, it is flat and big bats win in Bangalore. In other words, it will be a straight shootout – which means that England should have the sports betting odds advantage.
Virat Kohli is India’s top run scorer and he will be in his home turf. He averages 38 there with three centuries and 17 fifties in 64 innings. He is 6/4 for honors though the 4/5 that he scores 31.5 or more is a good chance. There is also 11/4 available that he is the top match run scorer.
Jason Roy is England’s top run scorer. This is a wicket for the sort that likes to hit through the line of the ball so Jason Roy, Sam Billings, and Buttler (15/2) should feel more comfortable than in Kanpur. Root is great at 11/4. Morgan has a bad record on the ground, averaging 11 in five innings, and is 9/2. Roy is 5/6 for 21.5 runs or more. Obviously, people who are well versed in cricket as well as offshore bookmaking will have no trouble at all understanding all of the preceding, and thus will have no difficulty making sense of it all in sports betting odds terms and such and so.