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ODI Tri Series top two Australia and England duel again

| 22.01.2015

Ferocious fast bowler Steven Finn has been in and out of England teams over the last few years, due to lack of form and having to alter his run up. However, he was in devastating form against India in his side’s convincing win in their second match of the ODI Tri Series.

England (8/5 for victory) now face another chance against audacious Australia (1/2 odds-on favourites), who they lost against in the mini tournament opener.

Finn, who took five wickets for 33 runs against India last time out, is a tempting 3/1 chance to be best bowler against the hosts too.

England bowling great James Anderson was also on fire that day, with figures of 4-18, and he is the same price in that market as well.

Ahead of the match with arch-rivals Australia, the Lancashire swinger said: “We’re still developing as a team, there’s a lot of talent in the dressing room.

“Going into World Cup you want to be in some decent form. [The win over India] was a great performance, but it was one game. We know we’ve got a lot of hard work to come.”

Ian Bell, who came into this series on the back of smashing the highest ever ODI total (187) for an Englishman in the warm-up match against the Prime Minister’s XI, meanwhile, top scored against India too, with 88 not out. He is 10/3 to get the most runs for his team once more.

Warwickshire’s Bell is also in a Coral wincast special, with odds of 10/1 available if he is top England batsman and the visitors win.

Australia are the form nation in the world, though, particularly their batsmen, who are smashing centuries galore in all forms of the game.

David Warner, who hit 127 off 116 balls against England in the first Tri Series match, is rested for this fixture, though, and captain George Bailey is suspended.

Shaun Marsh and Cameron White have been given call-ups, therefore, and are 5/1 and 4/1 chances respectively to top score for the Aussies.

Yorkshire’s Aaron Finch, meanwhile, who is arguably one of the best hitters in the short form of the game, got 96 against India. He is 7/2 to be best Australian batsman again.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.