India are in the unfamiliar position of favourites for a cricket match during their tour of Australia after online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au installed them at $1.63 for their clash with Sri Lanka at the WACA tomorrow – Sri Lanka are the $2.28 outsiders.
“Despite being easily outplayed by Australia, India will be better suited to the Australian conditions and the bouncy pitch at the WACA,” sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Hawes said.
Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakarra are the $4.00 and $4.25 top scorer favourites for their respective teams with Virender Sehwag ($4.25) and Tillakaratne Dilshan ($4.50) next in the market.
And despite not having played India yet, Sri Lanka have been opened as even bigger outsiders for their clash against Australia on February 10 at the WACA. Australia are the $1.45 favourites and Sri Lanka are priced at $2.75.
After their crushing win over India in game one, Australia has firmed into $1.43 to win the triangular series. India are at $4.00 and Sri Lanka are a $7.00 chance.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au ODI India v Sri Lanka – Wednesday 8 February
$2.28 Sri Lanka
Indian leading run scorer v Sri Lanka $4.00 Sachin Tendulkar $4.25 Virender Sehwag $4.50 Virat Kohli $5.00 Gautam Gambhir
Sri Lanka leading run scorer v India $4.25 Kumar Sangakarra $4.50 Tillakaratne Dilshan $5.00 Upul Thuranga, Mahela Jayawardene $6.00 Dinesh Chandimal
ODI Australia v Sri Lanka – Friday 10 February $1.45 Australia $2.75 Sri Lanka
ODI Series winner $1.43 Australia $4.00 India $7.00 Sri Lanka