Australia tour of South Africa 2018

South Africa vs Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg

The Big Picture:

Following the ball tampering scandal that has engulfed the cricketing world, a beleaguered Australia will take on the Proteas in the fourth and final Test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.

Venue: The Wanderers, Johannesburg

Date: 30th March 2018

Start Time: 13:30 PM IST

ODDS IN FAVOUR OF KEY PLAYERS FROM BOTH TEAMS

While England would want their Top-order in Stoneman, Cook, and Vince to fire after ordinary returns in the Ashes, New Zealand will look to get into the groove of red-ball cricket after having played just 2 Test matches in the past nine months.

Top Batsman:

Dean Elgar (SA): The South African became the first opener in the history of Test cricket to carry his bat for the third time and the odds in favor of him performing again are 7/2 meaning a return of 450 over a stake of Rs 100.

AB de Villiers (SA): The enigmatic South  African has been in outstanding form throughout the series and the odds of him achieving the same is 11/4 meaning a return of 375 on a stake of Rs 100.

Shaun Marsh (AUS): With Smith and Warner out, the onus will be on Shaun Marsh to lead from the front as a batsman and the odds stacked in favor of him is 4/1 meaning a return of Rs 450 over a stake of Rs 100.

Top Bowlers:

Kagiso Rabada (SA)– The 22-year old bowling sensation and the current No.1 Test bowler in the world the odds in favor of him leading the attack is 2/1 meaning a return of Rs 300 over a bid of 100.

Pat Cummins (AUS): Pat Cummins had an outstanding last Test match having nipped out seven wickets and the odds of him performing again are 3/1  meaning a return of Rs 400 over a bid of 100.

Morne Morkel (SA): The veteran fast bowler shrugged off his indifferent form in the last 12 months with a career-best 5-23 in the fourth innings, and the odds of him performing in his last Test are 3/1 meaning a return of Rs 400 over a bid of 100.

WHO WILL WIN THE MATCH?

So, who will clinch the first ever Test match between New Zealand and England?

As per Bet365, The odds in favor of  Australia winning the game is 15/4 meaning a return of Rs 475 over a stake of Rs 100 while that of New Zealand is 1/2, meaning a return of 150 over a stake of Rs 100, while that of a draw is 9/2 i.e a return of Rs 550 over an investment of Rs 100

OUR PREDICTION: As per the odds, South Africa is the prime favorite to win the match.