India’s home series against England is an important bilateral series in the World Test Championship with both sides vying for a place in the finals. Here are our four quick betting predictions ahead of the 1st Test – check them out and score big with 10CRIC:
India to win the Test match 1.47
India have lost just three Test matches in the last decade at home in Test cricket and are clear favourites to beat England in the first Test match in Chennai, a venue where they last lost a Test match in 1999.
Virat Kohli to be Man of the Match 8.00
Virat Kohli made 655 runs at an average of 109.16 with two hundreds, one of which was converted to a double ton, and two other half-centuries in the last home series against England in 2016. His home record is stupendous and he has high chances of winning the Man of the Match award.
Joe Root to be England’s top first innings batsman 3.00
Joe Root has an average of 56.84 against India in Tests with four hundreds and nine half-centuries and has had a stellar couple of games in Sri Lanka, even making a double century, before coming into this series. He is likely to be England’s top batsman in the first innings. He averages 55.12 in the team’s first innings in Tests with 15 of his 19 Test hundreds coming then.
A hundred to be scored in the 1st innings 1.42
There have been 89 hundreds in the last 45 Tests in India from 2011. That’s a rate of nearly two hundreds per Test. The odds of a hundred being scored in the first Test is as such pretty high.
India’s incredible home record and England’s woes in Asia make this a tight Test match for the visitors to win. England have odds of 5.55 to win the Test.
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