Match Details In Brief
|Date||Sunday 8th October, 2023 at 14:00. (IST) and at 09:30 (UK)|
|Venue||India vs Australia will take place at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India|
|Weather||Conditions are expected to be very hot throughout this game, with sunshine across the first half of this match and temperatures reaching highs of 33c, although there is also a chance of light rain showers across the first few hours of scheduled play.|
|TV & Streaming||Viewers in India: can watch this match live on Star Sports channels, or stream it via the Disney+ Hotstar app.|
|Viewers in Pakistan: can watch this match live on both PTV Sports and A-Sports or stream it through the PTVFLIX App.|
|Viewers in Sri Lanka: can watch this match live on Maharaja TV or stream it on Sirasatv,lk.|
|Viewers in Afghanistan: can watch this match live on Ariana TV.|
|Viewers in Bangladesh: can watch it on Gazi TV or stream it through Rabbithole.|
|Viewers in the UK: an watch this match live on Sky Sports or stream it via the Sky Go App.|
|Viewers in Australia: can watch this match live on Fox Sports or stream it via the Foxtel or Kayo Sports app.|
|Viewers in South Africa: can watch this match on SuperSport channels or stream it via the SuperSport app.|
|Viewers in the USA and Canada: can watch this match live on Willow TV, whilst viewers from the USA can also stream it via the ESPN+ app.|
KEY BETTING STATS
- India have won six of their last eight official ODI fixtures – To Win the Match
- Shubman Gill has accumulated 326 runs across his last four ODI innings – Team – Top Batter
- David Warner has scored a fifty in each of Australia’s last three official ODI fixtures, all of which were against India – Batter to Score a Fifty in the Match
Betting Analysis For India
Coming off the back of their triumph in the 2023 Asia Cup, India now begins their hunt for a first ICC Cricket World Cup title since 2011, much of which was also played on home territory. They have reason to be confident with plenty of quality batters, combined with a bowling attack that covers all bases. One player especially that deserves the spotlight shone upon him is Shubman Gill. The 24-year-old opener top-scored across India’s victorious Asia Cup campaign with 302 runs and is enjoying a memorable run of form in ODI cricket, racking up scores of 104, 74, 27 not out and 121 across his most recent four innings. Such a brilliant run of form warrants investment here against Australia in multiple markets, so back Gill to not only score over 39.5 runs via the Batter Match Runs market, but also to go on and score a fifty in this match. Those bettors looking for a more profitable return should consider utilising the ‘Player of the Match’ market in which to back Gill with a small stake. The opening partnership of Gill and captain Rohit Sharma is expected to accumulate high totals for India’s first wicket throughout the competition and it would be no surprise if they started in this contest. Explore backing India to accrue over 38.5 runs for the opening wicket vs Australia.
Betting Analysis For Australia
Like India, Australia boasts an intimidating top order on paper and will hope to utilise that to their advantage. Opener David Warner is in very good form, whilst Steve Smith remains one of the best batters in the world. If Australia are to be successful in this particular encounter, Smith may be the one to play a crucial role with the bat. Coming off the back of scoring 74 from 61 balls in his most recent innings against India, Smith offers value for bettors in which to invest via the ‘Batter Milestones’ market, where he can be backed to score 50+ runs. Having said that, explore backing Warner to the same when considering that he is coming off the back of three consecutive half-centuries in as many official ODI innings. With the ball, spin could play a major part in this game and whilst Adam Zampa is Australia’s premier spin-bowler, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell took a four-wicket-haul last time his side faced India back in late September. With that in mind, a small investment on Maxwell to finish as Australia’s top bowler could wind up being a shrewd move with the likes of Zampa alongside pace-bowlers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc all currently available at shorter odds.
CRICKET 8’S EXPERT PREDICTION
Whilst India will come into this game as favourites due to having home advantage in their favour, Australia have the players to match them and proved it when they defeated India last time out in Rajkot, although the three-match ODI series had already been lost. Therefore, there is little value to be had in backing an India victory. Instead, focus on India’s opening partnership of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. The two are now a settled pairing who complement each other really well, whilst an injury to Travis Head has forced Australia to change their opening partnership, which could have an adverse impact on them up top. Back India to put on more runs than Australia for the first wicket, regardless of the result between these two nations.
HIGHEST OPENING PARTNERSHIP – INDIA