England v India 5th ODI Preview
The final one-day international between England and India gets underway from Cardiff on Friday and Stan James are top price 4/6 for Alastair Cook’s men to record another victory. England have been outstanding in the previous four ODI’s and after claiming the series at the home of English cricket, Lord’s, the pressure is on India to see if they can claim their first win on their summer tour of England. This England v India 5th ODI preview will take a look back at the previous matches and highlight the best possible value to be had.
When selecting what cricket betting markets to bet on stats provide us with a wealth of information so before we take a look at the England v India 5th ODI betting markets, we’ll start looking at the stats we have available from the previous four ODI's and then look at the betting markets available from around the industry.
England v India – ODI Series
1st ODI – No Result
2nd ODI – England won by 7 wickets (7 balls remaining)
3rd ODI – England won by 3 wickets (5 balls remaining)
4th ODI – Match Tied (D/L Method)
India Top Batsman
MS Dhoni - 4 matches, 4 innings, 186 runs and ave 62.00
SK Raina – 4 matches, 4 innings, 183 runs and ave 45.75
PA Patel – 4 matches, 4 innings, 153 runs and ave 38.25
AM Rahane – 4 matches, 4 innings, 132 runs and ave 33.00
V Kohli – 4 matches, 4 innings, 87 runs and ave 21.75
England Top Batsman
RS Bopara – 3 matches, 3 innings, 160 runs and ave 53.33
AN Cook – 4 matches, 4 innings, 119 runs and ave 39.66
C Kieswetter – 4 matches, 4 innings, 115 runs and ave 28.75
IR Bell – 4 matches, 4 innings, 104 runs and ave 34.66
TT Bresnan – 4 matches, 2 innings, 55 runs and ave 27.50
RS Bopara 96 runs from 111 balls
PA Patel 95 runs from 107 balls
SK Raina 84 runs from 75 balls
AN Cook 80* runs from 63 balls
MS Dhoni 78 runs from 71 balls
RA Jadeja 54 runs from 47 balls
MS Dhoni 69 runs from 103 balls
V Kohli 55 runs from 73 balls
AM Rahane 54 runs from 47 balls
IR Bell 54 runs from 73 balls
Highest Opening Partnerships
1st ODI – India 82 runs
2nd ODI - England 67 runs
3rd ODI – England 63 runs
4th ODI – India 65 runs
First 15 Overs Score
1st ODI – India 78/0 & England 27/2 after 7.2 overs
2nd ODI – India 113/2 & England 139/2
3rd ODI – India 48/4 & England 79/1
4th ODI – India 70/1 & England 70/3
1st ODI – rain affected – India 2 and England 0 from 7.2 overs
2nd ODI – India 6 & England 4
3rd ODI – India 1 & England 4
4th ODI – India 7 & England 0
Total – India 14 & England 8 (leaving the 1st ODI out)
The match result is a difficult market to predict. Yes, England are currently unbeaten against India but if the weather hadn’t interrupted the 1st and 4th ODI, the series could have been all square going into the final match. India will also be keen to go home with at least one win and victory at Cardiff will see them keep their No 4 ODI ranking (India 11/8 with totesport).
Another factor that could swing which side you wish to back is the fact that all previous six completed one-day matches that have been played at Cardiff have been won by the chasing side so it maybe best to watch the toss before selecting who you want to back.
The Indian top batsman market is one market that could land a big price winner. Indian batting genius Rahul Dravid is the 4/1 favourite to end his one-day career with a bang but having only managed to score a total of 55 runs from his four previous innings, the value looks to be the captain Dhoni. The Indian captain has been inspirational for the tourists throughout the ODI series and is currently leading the batting averages for both teams. He’s 8/1 with Blue Square to once again be India’s top batsman and if the visitors lose a few early wickets, you can expect Dhoni to pick up the pieces.
If you are looking at having a bet on the England top batsman market then look no further than Ladbrokes. The bookmaker are top price across the industry on all of England’s batsmen and the one price that does standout is the 6/1 available for Ravi Bopara. Many will questions this decision but if you look back at Bopara’s innings in the 4th ODI, when the pressure was really on, the England number four showed a great deal of maturity at the crease. You can expect another solid display from Bopara in the final match and with the pressure off, as England have already won the series, there will be no better time for the Essex man to impress the selectors ahead of England’s next two games against the West Indies.
The highest opening partnership market looks a bet to avoid as the bookmakers have this market spot on. If anything the evens for India to have the highest opening partnership looks the right selection from the above stats but until we know what the wicket at Cardiff is like and who has won the toss, it’s hard to make a positive selection. If you fancy England to have the highest opening partnership, the 10/11 on offer from Bet365 may appeal.
Another market that could throw up some value is the most sixes in the match with India 11/10 with Sky Bet to hit the most sixes (6/5 England & Tie 5/1). If you look back at the previous one-dayers but leave the first match alone as England only batted for 7.2 overs, India are leading the way 14 sixes to 8. This shows how attacking minded the Indian batsman are and with the visitors desperate to finish on a high, you can expect the Indian batsman to once again come out fighting.
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