Australia vs India 4th Test Cricket Betting Tip
Australia are attempting to stop India claiming their first Test Series win ever down under when the duo meet in Sydney at the beginning of the new year. India hold a 2-1 lead in the Series after winning by 137 runs in Melbourne last time around, with a hugely competitive encounter expected at the Sydney Cricket Ground this week as a result, with the action getting underway on Thursday morning.
Having ultimately come up short in both South Africa and England during 2018, India and Captain Virat Kohli will be hoping to finally claim a Test Series victory away from home, with a success in Australia being one of the hardest feats to achieve. However, with Australia hoping to kick-start 2019 with a bang on home soil, the host’s will be looking to return to somewhere near the form that saw them whitewash England in the Ashes this time last year.
Australia vs India: Form Guide
- Australia Performance (LWLLD)
- India Performance (WLWWW)
Australia vs India: Players to Watch
For Australia, the emphasis will once again be on Travis Head, who is the hosts leading run scorer in the Series to date. However, with the 25-year-old having been questioned due to his shot selection surrounding his last four dismissals, India will be putting pressure on the left-hander throughout. Meanwhile, there is only one man to speak about for India, with Virat Kohli looking to pick up where he left off in 2018. Despite having been out for a duck in his sides second innings in Melbourne, the skipper will be looking to lead his side to victory this time around, writing his name into the record books in the process.
Australia vs India: Team News
Marnus Labuschagne is likely to earn a recall for the hosts, with the 24-year-old having only made his Test debut against Pakistan back in October. This move would likely see Aaron Finch miss out, with the Aussies once again putting faith in the likes of Khawaja, Marsh and Harris at the top of the order. As for India, the visitors are sweating on the fitness of Ravichandran Ashwin ahead of the 4th Test, with KL Rahu on stand-by as a result.
Australia vs India: Our Tip
With Australian players hoping for a pitch more suited to their playing style in Sydney this week, our tip for this Test match is to bet on a home win. With Australia knowing that they must win to avoid a Series defeat, it is expected that some of their leading batters and bowlers will step up to the plate when needed. As a result, taking advantage of odds of 6/4 from bookmaker Ladbrokes for an Australia win are well worth utilising.