India’s win over Bangladesh hasn’t seen any major change in their odds. Having started the tournament at a best price of 3/1 with Ladbrokes who apparently took a bet of £82K on them, they are now into a best price of 11/4 with Sky Bet and Blue Square to win the tournament.
Their win over Bangladesh today was no major surprise, and although it was relatively comfortable, I would imagine that after posting 370/4 they probably would have expected a more comprehensive victory.
Although it was a defeat, in getting to 283/9, Bangladesh at least showed they are more than capable with the bat.
One massive – and not surprising – shift in the betting, sees Virender Sehwag’s odds on being tournament top run scorer cut from 11/1 to 3/1 with Bet365. Hindsight is a great thing, but 11/1 did look a big price on him.
Of tomorrow’s games, I see a comfortable victory for Sri Lanka against Canada, this looks like a no contest which is why the Sri Lankens are so short at a general 1/33. It’s probably buying money, but you’d need to have a lot of cash to make it a worth while bet.
There is 5/6 available at Ladbrokes on Sri Lanka hitting 5 sixes or more, but that bet would probably depend on Sri Lanka winning the toss and batting first.
Sunday’s earlier game is where there is a chance of an upset. The Kiwi’s look an accident waiting to happen to me. With Zimbabwe, Kenya and Canada in the same group, I can see them slipping up against someone.
The most likely candidates for causing a shock are Zimbabwe, but even so I’m still going to have a silly couple of pounds on Kenya
Throughout the world cup I’ll be posting all my bets ahead of the relevant games, it won’t be every game, just the ones where I fancy something or where I see something I believe to be good value. It’s not going to be a serious amount of money, just playing with a few quid for a bit of fun to see how I get on.
I am tempted to back the 5 or more sixes in the Sri Lanka game. If Sri Lanka win the toss and bat first, and the bet is still there I will have £5 on it at 5/6 with Ladbrokes, although I expect the bet to vanish if Sri Lanka bat first.
So the bets for tomorrow are £2 on Kenya at