Different Bets You Can Place On The India vs. England Test Series
We are less than a week away from another exciting test series involving the Indian cricket team. England will have an enormous challenge before them as they look to beat India in India. This will be a four-match test series where only two locations will be used due to the COVID-19 situation.
The first two test matches will take place in Chennai, and the final two test matches will take place in Ahmedabad. The first test will start on Feb 5. If you are looking at betting on the India vs. England test series, these are some of the available betting options.
This is the most popular betting option for Indian cricket punters. You have the option of betting on the outright winner of the series and the outright winner for each of the four tests. There are only three options when you bet on an outright winner. Whether India will win, England will win, or whether it will end up in a draw.
The current betting odds for the first test are overwhelmingly in India’s favour. India goes into the first test with 1/2 odds while England is at 15/4. The odds of a draw are currently at 9/2, and it seems unlikely given the fact that weather conditions are good in Chennai for the first test.
When it comes to the outright winner of the series, India currently has odds of 1/4, while England has odds of 15/2. The odds of a drawn test series are currently at 11/2. Do note that the series’s odds can change significantly based on how the first test plays out.
While the outright winner is the most popular betting option, there are still several different betting options. These betting options have higher odds as they are harder to determine but also have better payouts. If you like having a punt, go ahead and bet on some of these betting options below.
To Win The Toss:
This will be based completely on luck as the odds for each team to win the toss are 10/11 each. The side that wins the toss is expected to bat first in Chennai and have the upper hand as they look to make the most of the conditions.
First Test: Top Team First Innings Batsman
Bet365 is one of the many sportsbooks that offer this betting option. If you are a fan of cricket, this is not hard for you to figure out. You need to pick the batsman you think will score the highest in the first innings.
Some of India batsmen’s betting options include Captain Virat Kohli at 9/4, young Shubman Gill at 9/2, KL Rahul at 11/2, C Pujara at 3/1, and A Rahane at 5/1.
Some of the betting options for England batsmen include Captain Joe Root 2/1, Ben Stokes 7/2, Zack Crawley 4/1, R Burns 7/2, and Jos Butler at 8/1.
Most Runs In The Series
You can bet on who you think will make the most runs in the series. Once again, you have the option of picking a batsman from either India or England. Given that India is playing in home conditions, you might want to get your money on an Indian batsman.
C Pujara loves playing long innings, especially at home, and is due for some big runs. V Kohli has missed the last three tests and will be eager to pile on some runs and make a major contribution. R Sharma can get quick runs at the top of the order and make big scores, while S Gill will be keen on scoring his first century in test cricket.
Don’t discount Joe Root, who was in phenomenal form in the recent Sri Lanka series scoring over 400 runs in two test matches.
Most Wickets In The Series
The spinners tend to do the most damage when you play in India but don’t discount the fast bowlers. J Bumrah and J Anderson will be the two fast bowlers to watch out for. When it comes to the spinners, R Ashwin and D Bess will be the two spinners to watch out for in the series.
Other Bets On Offer
There are several other exciting side bets on offer during the India vs. England test series. Some of the bets you can consider betting on during each test include most run-outs, first wicket method, first over total runs, who scores a century in the first innings, who scores a century in the match and highest first innings opening partnership.