England’s disappointing 2019 tour of the West Indies is finally over, and now attention can turn to the world cup, where England are the 9/4 favourites in the betting.
Despite winning the T20 series 3-0, the tour as a whole was a disappointment. In the Test series England got hammered in the first two matches, before a consolation win in the 3rd Test.
The 50 Over matches then didn’t go to plan either. A drawn series (2-2) this close to the world cup wasn’t what the doctor ordered. We seen the highs of the 418/6 at St George’s, followed by the embarrassing 113 all out.
England still 9/4 favourites in world cup betting
Despite this, in the world cup betting, the slight set back for England doesn’t seem to have had any effect. They are still favourites at a general 9/4. India are next at 11/4. If the world cup was being held in India, rather than England, I’m pretty certain those odds would be reversed.
India themselves haven’t had the most consistent of times in 50 overs cricket lately. They beat Australia 2-1 at the start of the year down under, and they then travelled across the Tasman Sea to thrash New Zealand 4-1. A brilliant result.
Take the match India lost, they got bowled out for a pathetic 92. To put the result in context, it was the 4th match of an already won series. A dead rubber. That said, getting bowled out for 92 at any time should raise concerns.
India then couldn’t defend 358 against Australia at home earlier today. The Australian ODI team has been in turmoil lately, how they managed to win this match with 13 balls to spare is anyone’s guess.
Like England, there are some inconsistencies with India’s white ball 50 overs team. That said, these two do look the strongest sides in the competition, and when either get things right, they are pretty much unbeatable. Despite all this, I do feel 9/4 on England in world cup betting seems fair enough.
King Kohli favourite in betting to be top world cup batsman
India do boast the world’s top batsman in the ranks. It isn’t a surprise that skipper Virat Kohli is the betting favourite to be top run scorer at the world cup.
Kohli is 8/1 in the betting to get the most world cup runs. Not far behind him are England’s Joe Root at 12/1, and Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy both at 14/1.
More top quality sports betting events in spring
Before we get to the world cup, we have the small matter of the 2019 IPL. March is a great month for sport. It signals a real upturn in top quality sporting events as we move into spring. As well as the IPL, there is the Cheltenham Festival, which starts next week.
Moving on, we then have great events coming up on both sides of the pond. In April, we have the Grand National in England, and the US Masters golf in the US. It gets better in May, we have the Kentucky Derby 2019, FA Cup final, and right at the end of May, the cricket world cup.
The cricket world cup is what we are really looking forward to here at cricket betting blog. Keep checking back here for all the latest betting odds, free tips, fixtures news, etc. We will cater for all your cricket world cup betting needs, this can be money back specials, enhanced odds, and free bets.