Joe Burns will have to go a little easier on the Christmas pudding this time round after being named to make his test debut against India on Boxing Day, but it’s the smallest of sacrifices for the 25 year old.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has a range of markets on the Queenslander’s performance at the MCG and has him at $2.88 to begin his test career with a fifty in the first innings, and $11 to cap off the perfect debut and post triple figures.
Burns is priced at $5.50 to top score in the Aussies’ first dig and $21 to be named Man of the Match.
“Joe Burns deserves his chance after averaging over fifty in his five Shield games so far this summer. There’s a bit of sentimental money about him to top score in the first innings too,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Nearly three times the money has been wagered on Australia in comparison to India in head to head betting. Australia is $1.53 to take a 3-nil series lead with India at $5.50 to win the Boxing Day Test.
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Australia v India
Joe Burns Specials
$2.88 to score fifty in first innings
$5.50 to top score in first innings
$11 to score century in first innings
$8.00 to score fifty or more in both innings
$21 to be named Man of the Match