Cricket World Cup Betting

Cricket World Cup Betting

World Cup 2019 Predictions OddsICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is around the corner and participating teams have announced their squads for the tournament. There is a buzz around players who made it to the squad and who didn’t, and it will act as a catalyst for those betting on cricket world cup.

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Cricket Betting Markets

Some of the top cricket betting markets on online betting sites include Home Team Top Batsman, Away Team Top Batsman, Home Team Top Bowler and Away Team Top Bowler. These markets offer great odds on individual players, and follow a particular pattern on all the top betting sites. For instance, in the top batsman market, the odds for players increase as you go down the batting order. Openers are likely to have lower odds than a player batting at number 5 or 6.

Similarly, for bowlers, the odds for opening bowlers who bowl in power play have lower odds indicating that the bookmakers believe them to be more likely to pick more wickets than other bowlers. Apart from this pattern, an individual player’s form and ability also plays a role. Virat Kohli is an interesting example in context of the odds for top team batsman. In almost every match, Kolhi leads to be the top batsman for India with lowest odds than any other Indian batsman. Given their profitability, individual player markets will be the highlight of cricket world cup betting.

How to Bet on the World Cup Winner?

While the above mentioned are pre-match markets offered for each match in the tournament, the outright market offers odds to bet on the world cup winner. As of now, England is the favourite in the outright market, followed by India. From a bettor’s perspective, this is a market to be watched out for, as the odds offered here are very likely to change as the tournament progresses.

The odds offered for betting on the outright World Cup winner in this market is much higher than the odds offered for a team to win a particular match. For example, odds for the favourite team to win a particular match are always below 2.00 (100% profit). The odds for a favourite team can be around 1.7 (70% profit) and could go as low as 1.15 (15% profit) if the opposition is very weak. The 1st match of the World Cup 2019 is England vs South Africa, and odds for England are set at 1.45 (45% profit), while those for South Africa are set at 2.60 (160% profit). While the lowest odds in the outright market are for England – 3.00 (200% profit).

So, in comparison, the outright market is a more profitable one, with the minimum profits starting from 200% and going upwards with New Zealand and South Africa having odds of 10.00 (900% profit) and 11.00 (1000% profit) respectively.

Betting on a tournament like the ICC Cricket World Cup requires a sound and strategic approach. One of the thing on a bettor’s To-do list during the world cup would be following the team news for any updates on selections, team combinations, players’ injuries. Absence or presence of key players’ or deemed “ match winners” can affect the team’s winning chances and the odds in the betting market will reflect that. Keeping in mind to have fun and enjoy betting as a leisure activity will help bettors in the long run.