Live on Skysports 2: Sun 08.00: The locals are desperate for tickets for this one; India are 1/2 (Betdaq) to send England packing.
England, 7/4 with Blue Square, were unnacceptable by their standards against the Netherlands, finally squeezing a win with 8 balls to go.
In a performance littered with errors of schoolboy standards, England looked shambolic in the field and India will have a field day if any of those are repeated.
It’s very unlikely however that they will, so India will have to graft a bit harder than they did against Bangladesh. India’s batters were on song that day and Sehwag was masterful; he is 7/2 with Sportingbet to top score for the hosts but preference goes to either Gambhir (5/1 with Betdaq) or perhaps the Little Master, Tendulkar, at 7/2 (Totesport).
Interestingly, Strauss and others looked quite comfortable with the bat and that goes hand in hand nicely with India’s slightly under-whelming bowling in the opener. That levels the field a touch and Trott is the 4/1 choice at Ladbrokes to top score.
India are a good bet at 8/11 (888sport) to make the highest score in 15 opening overs and should go on to win a competitive but ultimately popular home victory.