Since its inception in 1975, the ICC Cricket World Cup has become the biggest and most prestigious tournament in the sport. Thanks to the competition’s size and carnival atmosphere, Cricket World Cup betting is hugely popular across the world, with sports fans everywhere predicting and betting on outcomes throughout the thrilling group stage and knockout rounds.
With the ten best teams in the world competing for the title of 2019 World ODI Champions, the cream of the cricket world will be on show this summer. For favourites England, openers Johnny Bairstow and Jason Roy, plus all-rounder Ben Stokes. From hotly-tipped India, superstars Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Jasprit Bumrah. Returning to the Australian one-day international squad, controversial pair Steve Smith and David Warner. And that’s not to mention the world-class talent lining up for the underdogs, from Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, to West Indies destroyer-in-chief Andre Russel, and Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali. If there’s one thing we’re predicting this Cricket World Cup, it’s that there won’t be a shortage of superstars to bet on.
Host nation England are the number one pick to win their first ever World Cup, and will hope home advantage sees them over the line. But India are a team packed full of talent and, with a lethal bowling attack, are the most well-rounded team in the tournament. Nobody will be counting out Australia either, with the inclusion of Smith and Warner boosting an already dangerous batting line-up.
Those betting on the Cricket World Cup would do well not to ignore the so-called lesser teams. The likes of Pakistan, the West Indies, South Africa and New Zealand all possess a proud cricketing pedigree and, on their day, are more than capable of beating any of the current top countries. The strength in depth of the tournament has left many predicting a raft of upsets, and that’s before considering the emergence of ever-improving nations such as Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Whether you’re a cricketing purist, T20 fan or complete novice to the game, the 2019 Cricket World Cup is sure to provide endless thrills and spills. Who are you betting on?
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