IndiaThe T20 World Cup Super 8 stage concludes on Monday 24th June when England take on USA and West Indies clash with South Africa.




It's the final 2 matches of this of the Super 8's and as far as the Group 1 standings are concerned India are top with the maximum 4 points and a net run rate of +2.425. Australia are currently second with 2 points and a NRR of 0.223 and Afghanistan are also on 2 points with a NRR of -0.650. Bangladesh have lost both their matches and with a NRR of -2.489 it's hard to see how they can make the semi finals.


Afghanistan (0.53/1) meet Bangladesh (13/10) in St. Vincent in the early hours of Tuesday morning by which time they will know what is required to secure a semi final berth. Our focus is on the Australia v India game in St. Lucia.


Australia v India (St. Lucia)


Coming into their second Super 8 match against Afghanistan in St. Vincent on Saturday Australia boasted a 100% record but it didn't go to plan and they found themselves on the wrong end of a shock result. Afghanistan put on a century stand but then Cummins (3 wickets) and Zampa (2) helped restrict Afghan to 148/6. The chase was in trouble from the off with Head lasting just 3 balls and Warner faced 8, Maxwell (59) was the top scorer and Australia were all out for 127 in a 21 run defeat.


David Warner was not out on 53 when play ended in their 28 run DLS win over Bangladesh in their first Super 8 match. Earlier Pat Cummins returned figures of 3/29 and Zampa 2/24 as they restricted Bangladesh to 140/8.


Australia won all 4 of their pool matches, beating England, Scotland, Namibia and Oman


India saw off Bangladesh by 50 runs in their lastest outing which came in Antigua. They posted 195/5 batting first with Hardik Pandya op scoring, 50 not out and he hit 3 of his sides 13 maximums. Kulddep Yadav returned figures of 3/19 and there were 2 wickets a piece for Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah as Bangladesh closed on 146/8.


India beat Afghanistan by 47 run in their first Super 8 match in Barbados. Suryakumar Yadav top scored with 53 in their bat first total of 181/8, Afghan were all out for 134 in reply with 3 wickets a piece for Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh and Kuldeep Yadav struck twice.


Earlier in the pool stage India beat Ireland, Pakistan and USA and their clash with Canada was washed out.



The Betting


Australia are trading at 11/10 to win this game and India are 13/20 with Sportingbet


Prices subject to change


The Verdict

Australia need a big performance and I will go with Starc to take 2 or more wickets at a boosted price.


Bet: Mitchell Starc to take 2+ wickets, was 12/10 now 1.62/1 with Sportingbet


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