THE EDGE: The Edge previews the 4th T20 between India v Australia with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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India v Australia 4th T20

MATCH OVERVIEW:

India and Australia are back in action on BETDAQ Betting Exchange as we have the 4th T20 on Friday afternoon in Raipur. Indian fans must have thought this series was going to be put to bed at the innings break on Tuesday. India were already 2-0 up in the series and had just posted 222/3 – thanks to a brilliant 123 off 57 balls from Ruturaj Gaikwad who actually finished not out too. India were huge favourites, but Glenn Maxwell had other ideas! Australia found themselves 68/3 but Maxwell fired 104 off just 48 balls to win the game off the final ball. What a thriller – in fairness this series has been excellent so far.

As expected, the bat has definitely dominated the ball given the bowling line-ups on offer. While things were looking quite bleak for Australia after losing the first two games, they have a decent chance of getting to 2-2 now and putting some pressure on. India have made some changes to their bowling. They have added Deepak Chahar, and it was always going to be the case that Shreyas Iyer would be available for the final two T20’s as well. As I thought in the 3rd T20, Australia rested Steven Smith and played Travis Head. It will be interesting to see do all three of the big names play – Smith, Head and Maxwell. The biggest issue for Australia has been the bowling however!

India’s squad is definitely stronger for the final two T20’s, and we have had a massive shift in the odds here. India are into pretty hot favourites now, but you have to say Australia have been in excellent form with the bat. As too have India; all their stars might come back for the next T20 World Cup but the future is very bright when your second XI can play like they have done.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

Most cricket fans will be keen to see how this ground plays. We’ve actually never had an International T20 here. We have been on quite the tour of outside grounds with this series coming up so quickly after the ODI World Cup. This ground was finished in 2008, but they’ve only had one ODI which happened in January this year. India bowled New Zealand out for 108 and chased it quickly. To be honest, you’d have to go into this game was a massively open mind on conditions. We have had IPL cricket here but that was years ago now. We’ve had a high scoring series, but I wouldn’t just assume we have a 200+ score here.


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As I mentioned above, we have had a massive shift in the odds here. India are into 1.6 which is quite the move considering they were odds against for the opening T20 after everyone saw the squads. They have been pretty well supported since then, and they went off around 1.7 for the 3rd T20 after taking a 2-0 series lead. I have to say I fully accept the fact that India’s squad got a little stronger for the final two games but I’d have this game much closer than the odds suggest. I know Australia have struggled with the ball, but they have been firing with the bat and I feel they are the value bet at 2.6 or bigger.

The Edge Says:
One point win Australia to beat India at 2.6 with Betdaq Exchange

View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/4IndAus


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

With so little cricket at this ground, it’s hard to have any opinion on conditions, never mind a strong one. With conditions unknown, it’s hard to form a good in-running strategy before we start the game. I would definitely take the opening three overs to see what the wicket is playing like, and you’d likely bowl first if you won the toss. Chasing is always a good idea when both sets of batters have been in good form anyway. I would be keen to take on both sets of bowlers to be honest, but we have to wait and see the wicket here.



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