Australia vs India – 3rd Test Betting Tips

Host Australia will be eager to bounce back when they will face India in the third game of the Border Gavaskar Trophy to be played at Sydney Cricket Ground from Thursday.

The home side suffered a comprehensive eight-wicket win in the Boxing Day Test played at Melbourne. With the four-match series evenly poised at 1-1, Tim Paine and co. will be keen to put in an improved performance in the third Test.

On the other hand, India overcame all odds to outclass Australia in all three departments and level the four-match series at Melbourne. Interim Captain Ajinkya Rahane will be hoping that the team can maintain their intensity and focus in this fixture.

Australia Team and Form News

For Australia, lack of runs from the batting department has been their Achilles Heel in this Test series. The likes of Joe Burns and Marcus Harris have failed to make an impression against India’s potent bowling attack.

The team management will be hoping that David Warner can get fit in time for Sydney Test. Left-hander will have to go through fitness Test in order to become available for the game.

The selectors have decided to bring in Will Pucovski, Sean Abbott and David Warner for the final two games of Border Gavaskar Trophy. It is expected that Will Pucovski might come into the playing XI in case Warner fails to clear the fitness Test.

In the batting department, the Kangaroos will be hoping that the likes of Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith, will return to form and make notable scores. The one positive from the previous game was all-rounder Cameron Green showing excellent technique and temperament in the 2nd innings of the Melbourne Test against India.

In the bowling department, the onus once again will be on the pace-trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood to provide timely breakthroughs.

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon will certainly play a pro-active role in this game as the pitch in Sydney will certainly off assistance to slow bowlers.

India Team and Form News

On the other hand, India will be keen to continue their winning momentum after registering a comprehensive win over Australia in the Boxing Day Test played at MCG.

T Natarajan or Navdeep Saini might make their Test debut in Sydney as Umesh Yadav has been ruled out of the remainder of the Border Gavaskar Trophy due to a calf injury.

Experienced batsman Rohit Sharma has completed his quarantine period and will be slotted into the playing XI, which means Mayank Agarwal, might be dropped for this game.

After an immaculate performance at Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Men in Blue are likely to make two changes to their final XI for this all-important clash.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of in-form Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma to provide stability, whereas the team management will be hoping that middle-order duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari will hit the top form and help the team in posting a competitive total on the board.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Jaspreet Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin to provide timely breakthroughs. Ravindra Jadeja is the second spin options for India for the Sydney Test.

With light rains expected for the first three days, the quick bowlers will find some movement from the surface. The spinners will definitely get some turn and bounce on the last two days of the Test match.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, India will start as firm favorites to win this third Test of the series at Sydney Cricket Ground. For the third Test of Border Gavaskar Trophy, Australia are placed at 1.72 odds, while India at 5.00 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

With the first two matches of the series proving to be one-sided contests, the spectators will be hoping for an evenly-matched affair at Sydney.

With series evenly poised at 1-1, India will be confident of retaining the Border Gavaskar Trophy after their fantastic comeback in the Melbourne Test.

On the other hand, Australia will have to overcome their batting woes in a bid to upstage India in this clash.

Therefore, the prediction is for India to win the match and take 2-1 lead in the four-match series.

Tip 1- Jasprit Bumrah’s imperious record in Australia

On pitches that provide bounce and movement, Jasprit Bumrah has been India’s designated enforcer with the ball in this four-match Test series. The right-arm quick has already claimed eight wickets at an average of 23.62 so far in this series.

With 29 wickets in six matches played in Australia, Jasprit Bumrah certainly enjoys bowling in these conditions and will be looking to continue his excellent form at Sydney. We are backing Jasprit Bumrah to take four wickets or more @2.50


Expect India to register a comfortable win over Australia and go 2-1 up in the four-match series.

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