Australia to win
Australia currently top the ICC Test rankings and have won seven consecutive Test matches at home.
Their record at the Adelaide Oval is also impressive – they’ve won six of their last seven in South Australia – so it’s worth backing them to win this opening Test.
Virat Kohli player performance: Over 105.5
Kohli will play just one Test before flying home to India to attend the birth of his first child, so expect him to have a big impact in this one.
This bet has landed in three of Kohli’s last five Tests in Australia.
Marnus Labuschagne to be Australia top batsman in first innings
Labuschagne was the best Test batsman in the world at the beginning of the year, compiling score after score to cement his place in the Australian middle order.
His last five first-innings scores read 215, 63, 143, 162 and 185.
Any player to score a century in the first innings
There has been at least one century in the first innings in six of Australia’s seven Tests at home in 2019 and 2020.
There is no reason to believe that pattern will not continue in this one with plenty of quality batsmen on either side.
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