|The 12th edition of Cricket World Cup will take off on May 30, 2019 as England takes on South Africa in the first match of the tournament. With 10 teams competing in a round robin and knockout format, this edition promises excitement, and great cricket for the fans. Here are teams that can be the possible world cup 2019 winner.
The hosts, England are the top favourites in the betting markets across all the top sports betting sites. The odds for England to be the World Cup Winner are set at 3.30 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.330).BET NOW
English cricketers had a great year so far, and are in good form. The team is equipped with all-rounders and impact players who can swing the game their way with both bat and the ball. The hosts of the first ever cricket World Cup in 1975, England finished as runner-up on 3 occasions – 1979, 1987, 1992. They are yet to win their first World Cup title.
The next on the list of favourites is India with 4.00 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.400) BET NOW odds.
India has won the title twice, in 1983 and 2011. In the last edition of the World Cup, India made it to the semi-finals unbeaten at the league stage. Australia defeated India in the knock-out game as India failed to defend the title. India’s World Cup Squad has been talked about a lot since it was released. All eyes are on India’s number 4 batting spot, and the early practice matches will give fans and predictors a glimpse into India’s World Cup strategy. India packs power in the middle with Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, though their batting styles are quite different, it adds a great balance to the batting order. India is the top choice for many top cricketing experts when making their World Cup winner prediction.
The defending champions, Australia have odds of 4.75 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.475) BET NOW in the outright world cup winner market.
The Australian side has been through a lot in the past year, with their top two batsmen being banned for an year for ball-tampering in a Test match against South Africa. Steve Smith, and David Warner will be making comeback in the side after a long time, and the team will need the experience of these two if they’re to defend the title. Australia is the most successful team in the history of World Cup with 5 titles to their name, and is the only team to win 3 consecutive ICC World Cup titles (1999, 2003, 2007).
This Australian side has the momentum with them with two consecutive ODI wins recently. After defeating India in the ODI series in India, the Aussies went on defeat Pakistan 5-0 at Dubai. Their top order is in great form, while their batting goes deep with Glen Maxwell, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis in the middle. Australia are a tough side, with great potential and have historically performed well at the largest stage like the World Cup. They may be a potential answer to who will win the icc world cup.
South Africa and New Zealand share odds of 10.00 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.1000)BET NOW in the same market.
South Africa has never been in the finals of the World Cup, while New Zealand made their first World Cup final appearance in the previous edition. In 2015 World Cup, New Zealand were all-out for 183, batting first against Australia and the latter chased it down successfully with 7 wickets in hand. South Africa had made it to the knock-out stage of the competition in the past, though could never reach the final.
Pakistan and West Indies follow these two with odds of 13.00 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.1300) and 17.00 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.1700). BET NOW
Pakistan have 1 title to their name, when they won under the leadership of Imran Khan in 1992, defeating England. While West Indies had won the first two editions of Cricket World Cup in 1975, and 1979, defeating Australia and England in these finals respectively. In the 1983 World Cup final, India defeated West Indies defending a low total of 183 runs, and that was the last time West Indies featured in a Cricket World Cup final. Whereas, Pakistan after their 1992 World Cup win, made it to the final in 1999, where they were all-out for 132 batting first against Australia and lost by 8 wickets.
Australia seems to have an impact on the opposition as they have wrapped up the opposition team under 200 runs twice. This edition of World Cup will be the last for many players including MS Dhoni, Chris Gayle, making it a special event for fans around the globe. Make sure to follow our predictions for the ICC World Cup here.