It’s almost upon us, friday sees the start of the latest ODI series between in-form India and an England side hoping to build upon the end of season improvement shown against South Africa. India have just regained the Border-Gavaskar trophy with a pretty convincing 2-0 series win over the aussies, whilst this was a test series as opposed to an ODI series – there was no ODI series against the aussies – you have to envisage that the indians will take a lot of self belief and confidence into the forthcoming seven games against the english.
Given home conditions and even taking into account England’s brief resurgence under Kevin Pietersen it is hard to see past an Indian win, having said that England could pose the indians some problems – their pace attack seems to have found the right balance – the Indian wickets seem a lot more seamer friendly these days as Ishant Sharma has proved – and if they can continue the strong form from the end of last season and can be backed up by some strong batting there could be a bit more of a contest here than we think.
India best priced @ 1/2 with Totesport
England are best priced @ 7/4 with SportingBet and Stan James
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