England vs India, 5th ODI 2014 – Cricket Betting Tips

Three matches so far and England have never looked like winning one in the One Day series. The tables have finally turned and how. India did not look like winning a test match after winning the second test match. England seems to have been struck with the same bug, mostly due to the lack of application of their batsmen against spin bowlers. England has lost the series after a hat-trick of losses and the situation might not be different in the last ODI of the series. England have technically avoided a washout since the first match of the series was abandoned due to rain, but they are definitely on the verge of losing again.

India struck gold with their opening pair in the form of Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan was not in form in the test series and lost his place to Gautam Gambhir. He has finally come good with the bat with a 90+ knock which will ensure that he stays in the team a little longer. Ajinkya Rahane has been the in-form player and proved his worth with a century at the top of the order. This provides yet another option for Dhoni to utilize Rohit Sharma in the middle order.

The spinners for India have done the trick on good batting conditions. So, the wins will definitely be attributed to the trio of Suresh Raina, Jadeja and Ashwin. They won the first two matches on the back of some disciplined bowling against a fragile England line up. The seamers came into their own in the last match and proved that India has a potent bowling line up in limited overs format. This will help India to put up a good team in time for the World Cup as well. England, on the other hand, has lots to worry about as far as their ODI form is concerned.

Joe Root seems to be the only batsman who has come to terms with the Indian spinners in the series. Cook has continued his bad form in the Test series and is looking quite listless. Moeen Ali came in place of the injured Ian Bell and played a wonderful knock. He would have been at ease against the spinners considering he was the chief tormentor for India in the latter part of the series. He bowls a bit off off-spin and seems to be the best batsmen for England at the moment. However, with the rest of the batsmen looking timid against the spinners, India will have the upper hand once again in the final match of the series.

Winner: India, 1.80 @ Bet365