England and Australia meet on Friday in the first of three ODI’s, all taking place in Manchester. We take a look at the game from a betting angle.
These sides have just come out of a three match T20 series with England winning 2-1 although Australia will carry some momentum into this match having won the final game by 5 wickets and with 3 balls to spare.
England are the reigning World 50 Over Champions and they have been priced as slight favourites here against their great rivals. Both sides should be pretty close to full strength and we should be in for a cracking series.
BET: Batsman Total match 4’s, Aaron Finch over 3.5 at 17/20
Finch looked in good nick in the T20’s and if he stays at the crease for any length of time he should go shooting past the 4 boundaries we require him to get.
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The 3rd and final T20 between England and Australia takes place in Southampton on Tuesday and with England having wrapped the series up already it is a dead rubber.
All 3 T20’s are being played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton and after a thrilling opening International, England won with a little bit more room to spare getting up by 6 wickets and with 7 balls left in their innings.
Australia batted first and scored 157 for 7 having got off to a bad start with Warner going for a duck. Finch got 40 and there were also useful contributions from Stoinis, Maxwell and Agar. For England the wickets were spread out, but the pick of the bowlers was Wood with 4 overs and 1 wicket for 25 runs.
England then looked to be cruising to victory thanks to 77 from Buttler and 42 from Malan and in the end they made fairly hard work of it and Agar was the pick of the Australian bowlers with 2 for 27 in his 4 overs.
England are set to make a few changes for this International and that might open the door for an Australian victory.
SUGGESTED BET: Australia win at 10/11
Australia came into this series after a long lay-off and they have now had some match practice and having pushed England close twice I think they are now ready for the victory.
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