THE EDGE: Our cricket tipster The Edge previews Wednesday’s 3rd Test between INDIA v AUSTRALIA with a recommended BETDAQ bet.


“There are ways to thrive against slow bowling in India, but the current Australian side seem to not quite know about them” read the headline on Cricinfo. Could this series be summed up better? India lead 2-0 after two Tests, and after a little break we have the 3rd Test on BETDAQ Betting Exchange in the early hours of Wednesday morning. We’re likely to see more spin here – why would India change tactics after all? The Aussie’s seemed to lose their heads early in the series about the spinning wickets; then India doubled down and we saw more low scores in the 2nd Test.

The ICC rated the wickets as average, but I don’t think India care! A 4-0 series whitewash over Australia would be a big result – they have got into their heads, and it’s hard to see Australia coping with the spin now. Not only do their batters find it difficult against the spin, the slow and low nature of the wicket means their pace bowlers aren’t as effective and that’s a huge issue for Australia. It seems pretty obvious, but not only are India playing to their strength they are also taking away Australia’s strength.

India have got shorter and shorter in the market as the series has gone on, but we basically haven’t seen much from Australia that would suggest they can win a Test. They have been bowled out for scores of 177 and 91, and then 263 and 113. They got first use of the wicket in the 2nd Test too, and with India scoring 262 in the second innings, Australia collapsed again so India could chase down the 115 run needed easily. A draw is very unlikely here, so it seems India will go 3-0 up.

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Indore wouldn’t be known for being a Test venue. They’ve had two Test here before – there was actually a bit of drama because the BCCI had to move this Test here from Dharamsala. Obviously the big losers there are the Aussie fans that would have planned their travel around the whole series – it was a late decision too that the BCCI could have handled better. Indore have hosted two Test before, both huge wins for India. To be honest though I wouldn’t put much attention on the history here – even if there was more – we know what kind of wickets India have been asking the groundsmen to produce and I would be shocked if we didn’t get a slow and low wicket full of spin.


Although India have got even shorter at 1.42, they still offer good value in my opinion. I can’t see a draw here given the way India are producing the wickets. Not only does that rule out a draw, is also makes you wonder how Australia are going to play the spin. The word clueless is used a lot in sport, a lot of times very harshly, but Australia do look clueless against the spin. You can’t just keep sweeping – I feel the Test can only be close if Australia bat first, but even then India will win in my opinion and if the home side bat first then we’re looking at a 1.01 train. We landed a Max Bet on India in the 2nd Test, and we can do it again here.

The Edge Says:
Five points win India to beat Australia at 1.42 with Betdaq Exchange

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As I said above, I feel if India bat first then we’re looking at a 1.01 train on India here. I feel Australia definitely need the first use of the wicket and the best batting conditions. Even then they didn’t produce a big score in the 2nd Test and collapsed later in the Test. I wouldn’t have a large stake on either side when batting, but I wouldn’t even risk a small stake on Australia while batting! We’re going to see the most market movement when India bowl, and that will be the best time to get on India – I would also be happy to back them if they won the toss and batted first though because I could see them posting a decent score and the market pushing Australia out a lot. I don’t see a draw here, so that offers value in the market.

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