If you feel a bet on England to win at Cricket is stretching the laws of common sense just a little too far take heed of the result the team managed in Kanpur on Thursday when after a ghastly tour so far the tourists came alive and gave the home team an elegant lesson in the art of spirited T20 play. That leaves us all wondering if they can do the same on Sunday in Nagpur and wrap up the series, and beyond that if we should wager on them to do so at Bet365. Let’s take a look.
India vs England
• 2nd (of 3) T20 Match
• Nagpur, India
• January 29th 2017
• England – 10/11
• India – 10/11
Until Thursday the winter tour of India had not been going well for the England cricket side, they may well have been able to claw back a win in the One Day International series to avoid wholesale embarrassment but it by no means overshadowed the disastrous Test series in which they were made to look almost amateur by a rampantly effective Indian team. Indeed so badly had they performed thus far that when it came to the first T20 match there were few takers to bet on England to win at Bet365.
The Kanpur ground was packed and expectations among the home crowd were high, as were those of the Indian selectors who felt their side could do without the spin of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, a decision which is probably now under some scrutiny. Anyone placing a bet on England circumventing Indian gambling laws online at Bet365 was, to be frank, indulging in an act of nationalistic faith not seen since regiments climbed from Belgian trenches and charged no man’s land.
Maybe You Can Bet On England To Win Cricket Matches Again
What actually transpired however was a rather masterful display by England’s bowlers, who had been particularly remiss in their performances thus far, keeping the Indian total down to 147/7 with the day’s biggest plaudits going to Moeen Ali who got 2-21 with his off-spin. No one had bet on England to so effectively change the pace and length of their attack (having shown no evidence thus far of being able to) but Ben Stokes, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan and Tymal Mills put on a masterclass of the skills.
T20 Series Odds
• England – 1/3
• India – 5/2
• England Are 1-0 Up
• In The 3 Match Series
For a while it looked like it would be embarrassing, but MS Dhoni, India’s rock, put his back into it and managed to keep India from collapsing beyond good taste. That said, 147 was hardly a massive total and it soon became evident you could bet on England to have that for breakfast, which they did with some ease winning the match by an impressive seven wickets and actually making the second T20 match in Nagpur on Sunday actually interesting to those that like to bet on sports in India.
Bet365 Offers Identical Odds On 2nd T20 Match
“Our bowlers were outstanding. Everyone in the unit executed the plans we talked about. We showed a lot of experience.” Enthused England Captain Eoin Morgan, “The opening batsmen got off to a flier and that releases any pressure on the guys coming in after them.” He continued referring to the sterling work of ad hoc opener Sam Billings. So the question is; Was this excellent performance a fluke or can we expect a bet on England to win in Nagpur as well? Even the bookies like Bet365 aren’t sure.
Right now Bet365 is offering precisely the same 10/11 odds on both sides to win on Sunday and that’s quite something given just how much England have been outclassed this tour, until Thursday a bet on England to win the series was insane, now you can get a respectable 1/3 on them doing it, with India slipping with that first loss to 5/2, however anyone in India gambling news headlines will be of an England T20 series victory on Monday might just be overlooking the home team’s ability to adapt.