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Cricket Betting – Pakistan odds cut after impressive win

Pakistan have been cut to a best price of 7/1 with Betfair to win the cricket world cup after their impressive victory over Sri Lanka on Saturday. The defeat sees the Sri Lankans eased out slightly to 9/2 with the majority of bookmakers.

I only seen bits of the game today, but from what I seen and read about it, it looks to have been a really good game. I know that a lot of the games have been a disappointment so far, but this match and the Ireland V Bangladesh game seem to have livened the competition up a bit.

A good hiding for England tomorrow and it will hit fever pitch in India!

Tomorrow’s game sees India as favourites at a general 4/9 and England at a best price of 2/1 with Bet365. On paper India should win, but I wouldn’t back them at that short price (and obviously because I’m English). For all England’s struggles, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see them put in a decent performance.

Paul Collingwood has shown that he is coming into a bit of form with the bat recently. If England decide to stick with Ravi Bopara, then Colly will also have a bit of bowling to do. For these reasons I’m going to invest a silly pound on him to be Man of the Match, he is 25/1 with both VC Bet and Paddy Power.

I noticed that Stan James have a market for the most economical bowler in this game, they have picked 3 bowlers from each side.

I don’t know if they know something I don’t, but James Anderson’s name isn’t even in the running. Then again it could simply be that Stan’s odds compilers have watched him lately and realised no one with a brain would back him.

I also heard a report that on Thursday some members of the public went to the ground armed with Ricky Ponting and his well hard ‘box’ to get a ticket for this game. Following on from his appauling behaviour last Monday, he was seen getting stuck in to the fight with the police. Will that bloke ever calm down?

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  1. Should have stuck with Ravi hey Dean? He may have been able to take them over the line. Should have had him over Yardy, even though he is a fellow Hammer. IRONS!!!

    Apparently Warne predicted a tie! Did you have the odds on that before the game?

  2. No, the bookies don’t always price up a tie in ODI’s. Don’t know why, it’s just usually a two horse race.

    I suppose if you look around, you could find odds for a tie, but because it’s that rare I don’t bother too look.

    Yardy bowled 10 overs at 1/64, would the bowling of Collingwood, KP and Ravi cost us more runs compared to what runs Bopara might have scored with the bat? I don’t know, it’s a tough call.

    I know one thing for certain, I’d bring Broad back in for Anderson at the moment.