The second pink-ball Test to ever be held in India will be played in the new Motera stadium in Ahmedabad as India take on England with the series level 1-1.
Here are 10CRIC‘s quick betting predictions ahead of the big Test match:
Ishant Sharma to be top India first innings bowler 5.00
Ishant Sharma is playing his 100th Test match and the senior fast bowlers has flown under the radar a bit. He took a five-wicket haul in the last pink ball Test in India and has appeared in great rhythm this series. With all eyes on Ashwin still, Ishant’s performance with the pink ball could stun a few.
Ben Foakes to be top England 1st innings batsman 12.00
The England wicket-keeper batsman is a fine player of pace and spin and has adapted to the subcontinent perfectly. His smart glove work aside, Foakes is a mature batsman and with India’s focus on the likes of Root and Stokes, Foakes could emerge as one of the best batters.
1st wicket method LBW 4.50
The new pink ball swings around quite a bit making batting early in the innings really tricky. With both sides have quality swing bowlers who can target the stumps, the LBW will also be in play and is a very likely method for the first wicket on a new wicket with a pink ball.
Shubman Gill to win the Man of the Match 15.00
Gill’s form has promised to be really good and the youngster is one of the better players of swing bowling in the side. He is due a big knock after a series of good starts for his team and at Motera a big hundred could finally happen.