With the football season almost coming to a close, it’s time to look to other sports to place your bets on. We’ve had an awesome season of Premier League and Champions League football and it’s going to be tough to beat. But we do have the Cricket World Cup to look forward to.
Cricket World Cup – What is it?
The cricket world cup has been running since 1975 and it takes place every 4 years. This year the tournament is being held in England and Wales. England is looking to win the cup for the first time in the history of the event.
The world cup consists of ODIs (one-day internationals) which consist of a maximum of 50 overs per innings.
England has been the runner-up a previous three times losing out to Australia by just 7 runs in 1987.
With the cricket world cup just around the corner, let’s check out the betting odds for the upcoming cricket tournament.
Cricket World Cup – Who are the favourites?
So who are the bookie’s favourites as we head into the Cricket World Cup?
All prices are based on Bet365 odds at the time of writing.
- England – 2/1
- India – 11/4
- Australia – 4/1
- South Africa – 10/1
England – 2/1
England are in awesome form heading into their home World Cup. The team have won their last 11 games, making them the favourites to win the cup on home soil. They’re also ranked number one in the ICC rankings.
With a batting lineup as strong as it’s ever been, England are likely to score a large number of runs. With Eoin Morgan roving a great leader both on and off the field, England have some of the best cricketers in their team.
Many pundits believe this is England’s best ever World Cup squad with an awesome strength in depth. At odds of 2/1, England are surely a solid bet.
India – 11/4
India is another team that possess some brilliant players in their team. Going into the tournament with odds of they’re right up there.
Australia – 4/1
With odds of 4/1, Australia is another team that could certainly win the tournament. Having won the World Cup 5 times, they know exactly what it takes. They’re also the current holders of the cup having won on home soil back in 2015.
Steve Smith returns as the captain after his ban from international cricket for ball tampering back in March 2018. All eyes will be on the Australian and we’ll wait to see how he reacts under the pressure.
South Africa – 10/1
You’d say South Africa are slight outsiders at odds of 10/1 but anything can happen in international cricket. South Africa has not had a great history in the tournament having never made it to a final.
I’m sure captain Faf du Plessis and his team will have something to say about that.
Betting on the Cricket World Cup
As you may know, cricket is one of the most popular sports for individuals to bet on and the bookies certainly won’t want to miss out.
The bookies will undoubtedly offer some great promotions for both new and existing customers in the run up to and during the tournament.
Stay tuned in to ensure you don’t miss out on any potentially profitable offers.
Where’s your money going for the 2019 Cricket World Cup? Let me know by leaving a comment below.