Champions Trophy Betting – India V Pakistan

It’s a shame there isn’t a lot more riding on this game as there currently is with Pakistan already out of the tournament. The schedule was perfect, a Saturday fixture in the final group match for both these teams, with the potential for a winner takes all knock out.

Unfortunately that’s not the case as Pakistan have had a poor tournament and were the first team to be eliminated. That’s not to say that this game is irrelevant, as it obviously isn’t….. as when on earth is a fixture between these two teams ever irrelevant?

India go in to the fixture as 8/15 favourites, Pakistan are 6/4.

Not sure I’d be taking India at 8/15 when they have already qualified and may choose to rotate a couple of players. I think I would be wanting to know the Indian team first.

India may also have the bigger picture on their minds, as they have the chance to hold both ICC 50 Over Trophies. While for Pakistan, they will surely be right up for this game. Today’s fixture is effectively their final, and it would certainly make arriving back home next week a lot more comfortable if they can defeat India here today.

The match is being played at Edgbaston, and the conditions will be typically British with plenty of wind, and some rain expected. I’m not expecting this to be conducive to high scoring, and Pakistan’s form with the bat doesn’t suggest they are likely to contradict that opinion.

Outright Winner Champions Trophy Betting

West Indies are now out after their remarkable tie with South Africa yesterday. The Proteas now find themselves into 9/4 second favourites in the betting to lift the trophy.

It was an amazing finish to what turned out to be a remarkable game. I’d imagine that West Indies are kicking themselves this morning.

Could this turn out to be the catalyst that South Africa need to finally win a major tournament? On the whole, they have a side that looks more than capable. It’s just winning that initial tournament in the first place to get them going.

Outright Winner Champions Trophy Betting

India 7/4
South Africa 9/4
England 5/1
New Zealand 6/1
Sri Lanka 10/1
Australia 16/1