What Is Top Batsman Betting?
Major events like a Cricket World Cup can bring new fans to cricket, who may not know about a bet, phrase, or term that appears to be obvious to the majority of cricket betting punters.
So for avoidance of any doubt, a bet on the top batsman at the cricket world cup, is a bet on the player you think will score the most runs in the whole of the cricket world cup competition. That batsman’s every run, in every match, added together.
2015 Cricket World Cup Bookmakers
Top Run Scorers At Previous World Cups
A cricket betting tip is to use previous world cup data to give us a helping hand with our selections. History can give us an indication of how many runs we think will be required to be the top batsman at the world cup. In the previous world cup (2011), Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan was the top run scorer with 500 runs from nine matches. Sri Lanka got to the final, and Dilshan was also playing as an opening batsman.
Opening batsmen – and the number 3 batsman in most teams – are generally always the favourite as they have the potential to bat the majority of overs in every match. When selecting a player, it is also useful to see which other teams are in that player’s group, to help ascertain the level of opponent he will face.
It is also worth taking into consideration the teams prospects of getting out of the group, as this means the batsman will get to play in more matches, and subsequently score more runs.
2011 Top Five Run Scorers….
500 Runs – 9 Matches – Tillakaratne Dilshan
482 Runs – 9 Matches – Sachin Tendulkar
465 Runs – 9 Matches – Kumar Sangakkara
422 Runs – 7 Matches – Jonathan Trott
395 Runs – 9 Matches – Upul Tharanga
2015 Cricket World Cup Betting
This year’s World Cup sees Australia’s David Warner top the betting, he is currently a best price of 12/1 with Betvictor to be the top run scorer from the whole of the World Cup. Not surprising, Warner is an opening batsman.
Other favourites in the cricket world cup betting are Aaron Finch, Hashim Amla, Kumar Sangakkara, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum, all top three batsmen. Big hitters like Glenn Maxwell, MS Dhoni and Jos Buttler are well down in the betting.
Other popular cricket world cup betting markets are Top Bowler Betting, First Time Winner Betting, Continent of Winning Team (ie, Asia, Australasia, etc), Group Winner Betting, etc.
Each-Way Top Run Scorer Betting
If you are betting Each-Way, always try and find a bookmaker who may be offering an extra places. Currently offering 1/4 odds for a top 5 finish is Paddy Power and Betvictor.