The final test of the 4 match series takes place at the Sydney Cricket Ground as India take on Australia with the visitors holding a 2-1 lead in the series. India completely outplayed the baggy greens at the MCG and have retained the Border Gavaskar as a result but they will be looking to clinch their first ever win on Australian soil. The Aussies meanwhile were disappointing in Melbourne and they will be looking to ensure they bounce back in front of their expectant home crowd at the SCG.
4th Test Match, Australia vs India, Sydney Cricket Ground, Thursday 3rd January 2018
- Australia – Best Odds – 6/4 (William Hill)
- India – Best Odds – 11/10 (Ladbrokes)
- Draw – Best Odds – 5/1 (Coral)
The absence of David Warner and Steve Smith is being felt by the Australians who have struggled for runs all series – on particularly placid pitches.
The quicker pitch at the SCG will suit the likes of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood who will look to rough up the Indian batsmen as much as possible.
Pat Cummins was the hero for Australia at the MCG with both the bat and the ball and he’ll be looking to add to his tally of 14 wickets for the series thus far.
Virat Kohli has masterminded India so far this series with his enigmatic captaincy style bringing about some fantastic results and high energy cricket.
In Cheteshwar Pujara India look to have a batsman ideally suited to Australian conditions and he will be looking to build on his sensational summer so far.
Jasprit Bumrah took the Aussies by surprise in the last test match with his incredible variation and the Indian paceman will be hoping to build on his 20 wickets in the series so far.
Australia vs India Head to Head
Australia boss the head to head between the sides with 42 match wins in comparison to India’s 28 whilst another 26 matches have ended as draws and 1 more ending as a tie.
Australia vs India Odds and Predictions
India look to have the bit between their teeth and could clinch a famous win here.
India to win the test match represents good value at 11/10 with Ladbrokes.
Virat Kohli has scored a sensational 249 runs in 6 innings so far this series and looks well placed to fire again here.
Virat Kohli to be the top Indian batsman in the match looks a super bet at 2/1 with William Hill.
Usman Khawaja is the glue in the Australian innings and despite not registering a century as yet this series, has looked in good nick.
Usman Khawaja to be the top Australian batsman is a solid bet at 10/3 with 888 Sport.
Both sides have struggled for strong opening partnerships in the series and Australia will feel they are very much due one here.
Australia to score the highest opening partnership in the match is an excellent bet at 20/21 with Bet Victor.
Australia vs India Betting Tip & Prediction
With so much to play for this should be an excellent game at the SCG where India should just emerge victorious and take home the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
India to win the series looks and excellent bet at 11/10 with Tony Bet.