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2016 World Twenty20 Super Ten Round 4 Preview

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We have now reached the second half of the Super Ten stage of the World Twenty20 and the battle for positions in the semi-final is on in earnest.

New Zealand have taken a clear lead in Group 2 and look to have sewn up a position in the semi-finals, but apart from the Black Caps there is very little separating the other teams in the left in the tournament.

Every game is key from this point forward and I have closely analysed each remaining fixture to find the best betting opportunities.

Pakistan Vs Australia

Friday 25 March, 8:30pm, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium

Australia scored their first win of the 2016 World Twenty20 over Bangladesh earlier in the week, but they were far from convincing and their remains serious problems with the batting line-up.

Pakistan have been fairly uninspired in their past couple of games against India and New Zealand, but they historically have the edge over Australia in Twenty20 cricket and they have good enough spinners to trouble the Australian batsmen.

The $1.53 on offer for Australia to win is far too short and I am willing to give Pakistan another chance at the quote of $2.50.

Recommended Bet: Pakistan To Win @ $2.50

South Africa Vs West Indies

Saturday 26 March, 1:00am, VCA Stadium

The West Indies are one of only two undefeated teams left in the World Twenty20 and both their bowling and batting has been first rate across two games.

South Africa scored 229 runs against England, but were still unable to secure victory and their bowling was also poor in their previous match against Afghanistan.

The South Africans have beaten the West Indies in six of their nine previous meetings in Twenty20 cricket and they have the batting talent that is required to win this game, while the West Indies are due to throw in a poor performance.

Recommended Bet: Back South Africa To Win @ $1.66

Bangladesh Vs New Zealand

Saturday 26 March, 7:30pm, Eden Gardens

New Zealand have been clearly the best team in the World Twenty20 to date and they have all but confirmed a place in the semi-final.

Their spin bowling, especially that of Mitchell Santner, has been a revelation and they are the team that continue to play towards the conditions.

Bangladesh had their chances against Australia, but a poor bowling performance let them down and they are now staring down the barrel at elimination from the tournament.

The Black Caps should be able to continue their winning ways here, but there is no edge at their current price of $1.40 and I am happy to stay out of this game from a betting perspective.

Recommended Bet: No Bet

Sri Lanka Vs England

Sunday 27 March, 12:00am, Feroz Shah Kotla

This is a key game for both sides as they both sit on one victory following losses to the West Indies.

Sri Lanka were very poor against the West Indies, but this team is packed full of Twenty20 talent and they have won four of their six previous Twenty20 games against England.

There was no knocking the batting performance of England against South Africa, but there are big question marks over their bowling attack and they don’t really suit the conditions on offer in India.

$1.55 seems far too short for England in this form of the game and Sri Lanka represent outstanding value at their current quote of $2.40.

Recommended Bet: Sri Lanka To Win @ $2.40

Afghanistan Vs West Indies

Sunday 27 March, 7:30pm, VCA Stadium

The West Indies maintained their unbeaten record at the World Twenty20 with an outstanding bowling performance against South Africa and they are dominant favourites to head into the semi-finals undefeated.

Afghanistan have performed gallantly during the tournament to date, but they lack the depth of the more established nations.

The West Indies should prove far too good here and it wouldn’t surprise to see them post a very big score, but the $1.14 on offer is a touch on the skinny side and I am happy to stay out of this match from a betting perspective.

Recommended Bet: No Bet

India Vs Australia

Monday 28 March, 12:00am, Punjab Cricket Association Stadium

This is the biggest game of the tournament to date as the winner will progress to the semi-finals, while the loser will be eliminated from the tournament.

Australia produced their best performance of the tournament against Pakistan, where they were led by an excellent batting performance from Steve Smith and some outstanding bowling by James Faulkner.

Smith will be the key man again here as he is easily the best player of spin in the Australian side and they will need him to fire against the likes of Ashwin and Jadeja.

India got out of jail in a big way in their last game against Bangladesh and their inability to make runs continues to be a massive problem.

They will take confidence from the fact that they have the upper hand against Australia historically in Twenty20 cricket and they have the bowling stocks to trouble the Australian top order.

There really is nothing between these two teams and because of this the $2.15 on offer for Australia to win stands out and is a good bet.

Recommended Bet: Back Australia To Win @ $2.15

South Africa Vs Sri Lanka

Tuesday 29 March, 12:00am, Feroz Shah Kotla

 

 

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