Triangular Series TipsRay Corniche - 15:01, 29th January 2015
England’s preparations for the 2015 Cricket World Cup and Eoin Morgan’s men will be looking for some success in the upcoming Triangular Series in Australia with India the other side involved. Here, Tom Powell offers up his best bet for the series and also picks out his best bet from the final group stage clash between England and India in Perth on Friday morning…
England v India (Fri, 03:20, SS2)
India To Win @ 2.00 – BET NOW
It’s all to play for in this final match of the Triangular Series group stage with the winner set to take on Australia in the final but it’s India I’d rather side with this time around.
England may have comfortably won the first meeting between the sides but their ODI form isn’t consistent enough to suggest backing them at as short a price as 10/11 with some firms. The bookmakers can’t split the sides with 2.00 available on the exchanges for both teams but England’s failures to pick up wins against Australia despite making defendable totals means I’d rather back MS Dhoni’s men.
Elsewhere, Joe Root as top England batsman is always a selection I like to fall back on with 9/2 available this time around though Ian Bell, Moeen Ali and Alex Hales are ahead of him in the betting. James Anderson is favourite to be top wicket taker for England with 3/1 available while fellow pace bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn (both 7/2) are not far behind.
Triangular Series Outright Tip:
Australia To Win @ Evens – BET NOW (Now priced at 53/100)
Most firms have Australia odds on to win the tournament so snap up even money before they take on England because it is likely to shorten afterwards.
Australia have recently beaten India in a test series and were 4-1 winners over South Africa in an ODI series back in November. India (2/1) haven’t won a match away from home in any form of the game since early September 2014 and were roundly out played by Australia in the test series as mentioned above. England (9/2) were 5-2 losers in an ODI series back in December and are rightly underdogs going into this series.