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India v Australia Fourth T20 Tips: Back Yadav for runs at boosted 7/2

India cricketer Suryakumar Yadav
Yadav is a wager at [7/2]

Ed Hawkins finds a bet at 7/24.50 for game four from Raipur on Thursday as Australia rest key players...


India v Australia
Friday 1 December, 13:30
TV: Live on TNT Sports

India v Australia Fourth T20 team news

Shreyas Iyer has been added to the squad as vice-captain. That means they are likely to reshuffle their top six with Ishan Kishan or Tilak Varma looking the most vulnerable.

Pacer Deepak Chahar has also been added with Mukesh Kumar released for his wedding. Chahar could come straight into the side for Arshdeep Singh or Prasidh Krishna. Washington Sundar and Shivam Dube could be given an opportunity as they have waited on the bench.

Possible XI: Jaiswal, Gaikwad, Iyer, Yadav, Varma, Rinku, Axar/Sundar, Bishnoi, Avesh, Arshdeep, Prasidh/Deepak

After getting back into the series at 2-1 Australia have allowed World Cup players to go home. Sean Abbott, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Steven Smith and Adam Zampa are all out for the rest of the series.

Maxwell, a brilliant centurion in game three to win it, has only reinforced his reputaton as a match winner.

In come spinner Chris Green, wicketkeeper-batter Josh Philippe, Hobart's Ben McDermott and left-arm quick Ben Dwarshius. Travis Head does remain, however and all-rounder Aaron Hardie, who opened last time, looks key.

Possible XI: Head, Philippe, Short, Wade, David, Hardie, Chris Green, Richardson, Behrendorff, Ellis, Sangha

India v Australia Fourth T20 pitch report

There were 15 games played at the Raipur venue in the 2018 Syed Musthtaq. It's probably too long ago to start investing in the data, particularly as the first two matches have shown the tournament has been useless for runs form.

Still, more than 150 was busted seven times in those 15. There's no toss bias with eight won by the side batting second.

The first-innings runs market will expect 190 as a minimum. The boosted 7/24.50 from Sportsbook that both sides score 190 will prove popular. It's been a winner in each game so far with the bowlers going all over the shop.

India v Australia Fourth T20 match odds

Despite defeat last time out India, who were around the 1.834/5 mark, have collapsed to 1.608/13. It's a market move based on Australia's best players going home.

Indeed, this is third-string, rather than second-string, territory for the Aussies. And we admit they do look vulnerable here with new players needing to adjust and potential issues with balance if they want six bowling options.

Still, with Head there the batting looks strong enough to take on an India bowling attack which remains leaky. They failed to defend 222 in Guwahati. Batting first Australia can make this a choice affair from 2.6413/8.

India v Australia Fourth T20 player bets

It might be time to return to Suryakumar Yadav for top India bat honours.

On win rate we would expect him to win twice in this series. Sportsbook's boosted 7/24.50 has appeal. Iyer gets a quote of [4/1] but we're still keen on Varma at an infated 15/28.50 on win rate and ability.

For Australia Head has been boosted to 13/53.60 and he has an advantage given he is used to conditions.

Back Suryakumar Yadav top India bat @ 7/24.50

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