Australia vs India by Rahul

This is a test match between India and Australia in the 1st test of the series.

 

My backing is going now more than ever on the new Indian Skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli has had a mixed year in international cricket, but has peaked up some form during the recent Sri Lanka & West Indies ODI Series. He has started out the Test series in fantastic fashion as well, and now leads the team in his first game as captain on a foreign tour.

 

Kohli struggled on earlier in his test career while he was establishing himself, but will look to build up his average as he progresses and averaged 57 in his last season in test cricket which included a drubbing over Australia at home. On his last tour to Australia he averaged 45; scoring a century and 300 runs in the series and will want to build on that performance.

 

This match is expected to be an emotional one because of the passing away of Phil Hughes, but the Indians especially under aggressive captain Kohli will want to nail down a marker early in this series to take advantage of the emotionally drive Aussies. Kohli has started off the series in good form retiring out after a 66 in their last tour game as well as adding a 60 in the previous one, to keep him in good form ahead of the series. Compared to many other Indian batsman, he is one who has every shot in the book and can turn on the magic at any given time. He also loves overseas conditions as the pace and bounce is something he enjoys compared to many other batsman. Leaving aside the poor tour to England, in South Africa last year he averaged 68 in the series with a Century to his name and also averaged 71 against New Zealand away from home.

 

Why I also like Kohli to knock this bet off, is because he is a livewire in the field. He will probably field in the slips for most of the games, and a lot of balls happen to go there in test cricket. He also has a rocket arm, and there is always a chance of a run out with him on the ball.

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Pick Bookmaker Odds Stake Result
V.Kohli Over 85 Performance Points Bet365 1.83 6 Won WON (+4.98 units)
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Comments (7)
Sainters
Rahul, how are the player points awarded for this bet? Is it 1 run = 1 point ; 1 wicket = 30 points ; 1 catch = 10 points etc.

With regard to your info there, the tour teams that play are far FAR weaker than the national test side. It's no surprise Kohli retired in those innings. However, in your favour, the pitch appears to be favouring the bowlers at this stage and Kohli has taken one catch already. Good luck mate!
12/09/2014 - 16:18
Rahul
Hi mate,
1 run = 1 point
1 catch = 10 points
1 wicket = 20 points

Definitely agree tour teams are weaker, but for Kohli to get into the rhythm is extremely important. The pitch has a reputation of becoming a batting paradise as the game continues, and lots of runs are expected, Indian even smashed 600 at this venue on their last tour.

After day 1, he has one catch, so down to 75 runs left for him to get.
12/09/2014 - 23:13
Sainters
I said the pitch favours bowlers when I meant batsmen. Lost my concentration there,sorry.
12/10/2014 - 02:17
Vieira
This match plays til 14 Dec ?
12/10/2014 - 12:55
Sainters
It does say One Day International next to the date, however the match is a Test match which is played over 5 days. It will finish on Saturday 13th of December (local date) and with India batting last, it may well take until then for the bet to be decided.
12/10/2014 - 16:43
johnnysixpence
Kohli smashed it. Well done Rahul.
12/11/2014 - 12:48
Rahul
This had landed as Kohli smashed a 100 already
12/11/2014 - 19:15
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