“My advice to the guys,” Said Cricket Australia chairman Earl Eddings ahead of the first test and in light of those exceedingly tight 2018 Australia India Test series odds, “is to go out and play your natural game and try as hard as you can. That’s all Australians want to see. Just play good, hard cricket. They want us to play with respect to the game. Play hard but fair. Win well and lose better.” Which is true of those that like to bet on sports in India and Australia, but the players?
“There has been so much talk in the last 10 months that everyone is sick of it.” Aussie captain Tim Paine complained, perhaps forgetting that the ball tampering scandal that still hangs heavy in the air is entirely the fault of the players in the Australian cricket team. “It’s time for action.” And action he shall get in abundance with Virat Kohli just 6/4 to be best batsman and Mitchell Starc 3/1 to be best bowler. That’s the reason those 2018 Australia India Test series odds are so close.
Australia India Test Series 2018 Schedule
- 1st Test – Adelaide – December 6th-10th
- 2nd Test – Perth – December 14th-18th
- 3rd Test – Melbourne – December 26th-30th
- 4th Test – Sydney – January 3rd-7th
Kohli Hunts His 1000th Run Down Under
Kohli, it should be noted is just 8 runs short of 1000 against Australia, something only Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid have managed before so he’s going to come out all guns blazing. His net session has already gone viral and the Aussies won’t need reminding of his 184 in two innings versus the Windies. He’s the tip of the spear and the 2018 Australia India Test series odds reflect just how dangerous he can be, this is their best chance to win down under yet.
Kohli and Starc share the same price at BetRally to become man of the match after the first test at around 4/1 with Khawaja at 10/1 and a slew of others at 11/1, none of which stand much of chance without some real heroics. The 2018 Australia India Test series odds are close because this will be a series settled between the batting of Kohli and the bowling of Starc and any Indian gambling news headlines will mention anyone else is probably just thinking of Anushka Sharma.
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Australia India Test Series Odds
- Australia – 5/4
- India – 6/4
- Draw – 10/3
As the 2018 Australia India Test series odds hint then, this duel between one of the world’s most feared bowlers playing on home turf and arguably the best batsman in the world on the sort of wickets he adores, is set to be quite the spectacle. That said it is telling that the odd on the method of the first wicket taken leans somewhat toward the player being Bowled at 4/1. Although not as short as Caught at 2/5, that’s still shorter than usual and could herald a Starc-favouring outcome.
Naturally the 2018 Australia India Test series odds on someone scoring a century are barely worth looking at, the wickets down under a regular haunt of big scores, however at 11/2 betting against it might be a risk worth taking, at least it is if you’re going to be taking advantage of Indian gambling laws on BetRally anyway. It may well transpire to be an historic series for Indian cricket in Australia, but don’t expect it to be a clean victory. This will be hard fought.