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England vs India 2nd Test Betting Tips 12/08/2021

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India would still be reeling from the victory that was nearly theirs but couldn’t get due to the rain that never relented on the final day of the opening Test and kept them from scoring the 157 runs they needed to win with nine wickets in hand.

Their record in England is not stellar so having watched a gilt-edged opportunity pass by must have stung to the Asian side.

Good thing is that they had plenty of positives in the series opener. Their openers got runs and their fast bowlers, especially Jasprit Bumrah, were brilliant throughout. Bumrah was nigh on unplayable. Middle-order failed in the opening inning they got to bat in but that’s okay. They will have other chances.

England

On the other hand, England will be thanking the heavens for opening up and saving them from what would most likely have been a defeat.

The hosts were under pressure from the very first over of the match when Rory Burns was trapped lbw by Bumrah. From that point on, Joe Root’s men played catch up, and even though they were much better in the second innings, they’d have lost on the final day, had it not been for the rain.

Like India, England also had their bright points such as Joe Root’s half century and century as well as James Anderson and Ollie Robinson’s four-for and five respectively.

It’s too premature in the series to be talking incomings and outgoings. However, conditions at Lord’s are likely to be different and that could factor in the selections of both the sides.

What do the Sportsbook Say

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England are very slight favourites for the second Test. 22Bet has England priced at 2.272, India at 2.372 and Draw at 4.92. MelBet has England available for 2.288, India for 2.385 and Draw for 4.94. Lastly, Betway has England priced at 2.25, India at 2.40 and Draw at 4.75.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: India to win at 2.40

Pound for pound, India are the better side, even if England have a slight edge in the fast bowling department. Indian batting is just way too powerful. On top of it, the Indians see this as sort of a final frontier and when captain Virat Kohli sets himself such targets, he usually gets them. Our pick is for India to win it at odds of 2.40 with Betway.

Tip: Both teams to score 250+ runs in each of their 1st innings

Conditions in Nottingham clearly favoured fast bowlers and thus, we got small scores. At Lord’s, it is not going to be this one-sided an affair between bat and ball. Expect batters to make a comeback, which is why we think that backing both the teams to score at least 250 runs in their respective first innings is a decent play. The bet can be found on MelBet.

India vs England betting tips

Conclusion

This clash of the heavyweights can go either way but India have a slight edge and that should count in the second Test, provided that weather does not become a factor.

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