2019 Cricket World Cup Tips

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Sunday 14th July – Final

New Zealand Vs England

Sunday July 14, 7:30pm, London

These two sides have taken different paths to the final, but it’s fair to say both belong on the big stage after overcoming a rocky fortnight in the leadup.

England and New Zealand met a week ago at Chester-le Street, a match this year’s hosts won comfortably by 119 runs.

After Thursday’s eight-wicket onslaught over Australia in the Semi-Final, England has been installed as the favourite at Lord’s on Sunday night.

It’s been well over 12 months since New Zealand last beat England in One Day format, but if their bowling attack can bring the same kind of energy it brought against India following the rainout, there’s nothing stopping the Black Caps from causing an upset.

Of course, the same also goes for England. Jofra Archer was enormous against Australia in the early goings disposing of Aaron Finch for a duck, while he was also responsible for Glenn Maxwell’s dismissal not long after.

England will be looking for the same kind of production they saw from their top order against the Kiwis last week. Jason Roy put up a half century while Jonny Bairstow chipped in with a ton, compared to Kane Williamson’s lackluster 28 run effort.

The openers are crucial for either side, but there’s also plenty to be said Eoin Morgan. The English captain has recorded five 50’s and a century against New Zealand, making him the x-factor for the three Lions.

We originally tipped the hosts in this year’s Preview, and despite New Zealand’s stunning come from behind victory against India, England look destined for their first ever World Cup victory.

Tip: England to Win @ $1.33, Eoin Morgan Top England Run Scorer @ $7.00, Kane Williamson To Make 50: No @ $1.67, Jonny Bairstow To Make 50 @ $2.25, Jofra Archer Over 1.5 Wickets @ $1.73

Thursday 30th May

England vs South Africa

England Top Wicket Taker: Adil Rashid @ $4.00

Cricket comes home on Thursday as the World Cup opener gets underway from The Oval. The hosts are short price favourites to open their campaign with a win, which makes betting a little tricky head-to-head. England enjoyed plenty of success against Pakistan in their four warm-up matches, particularly right-arm spinner Adil Rashid. The 31-year-old took three wickets across the series and received a glimpse at the Kennington surface in limited overs. The Oval is well known for its hard pitch, but that hasn’t stopped Rashid before. He’s taken five wickets in five career matches at the ground, adding to his total of 170 ODI wickets in matches played with Moeen Ali. Since the 2015 World Cup, Rashid has taken 129 wickets, so with the hopes of a nation on his back, back the spin sensation to lead the way.

Friday 31st May

Pakistan vs West Indies

Pakistan To Win @ $1.91

The odds paint a fascinating picture here between two of the World Cup’s biggest question marks. Pakistan won only one of their World Cup warm-up matches entering this year’s tournament, while the West Indies only managed a pair of victories over Ireland in the Tri-Series before being swept by Bangladesh. Pakistan does have one added advantage though – recent experience playing in English conditions. Mickey Arthur’s squad played five warm-up matches against England in the lead up to Friday’s game, while they’ll also be helped out by the world’s No. 7 ranked ODI batsman Babar Azam.

Saturday 1st June

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

Kane Williamson Top Runscorer @ $4.00

Expectations are high for New Zealand as the Black Caps hope to make up for their Final loss to Australia in 2015. Right next to England, this is one of the most complete sides in this year’s tournament, headlined by captain Kane Williamson, who currently holds an 82.61 strikerate in ODI cricket. The bowling attack also looks strong led by Trent Boult and Tim Southee, but really, Williamson should steal the show on Saturday. The 28-year-old tormented Sri Lanka back in January combining for 132 runs across three matches, so take the handy odds on offer in the Top Runscorer market.

Afghanistan vs Australia

Steve Smith Top Runscorer @ $7.00

You’d be smart to away from the Wicket Taker markets in this one. With only 50m between the wicket and the boundary, this miniature ground is a batsman’s paradise – one our very own Ricky Ponting scored a century on back in 2001. Given Afghanistan’s lack of experience against Australian batting, this ground should play into the hands of the Aussies. Steve Smith has looked outstanding so far in warm-up matches, averaging 131 runs thanks to a century against England in Southampton. In front of what should be a very vocal crowd, back Smith to lead the charge at the crease in his return to the side.

Sunday 2nd June

Bangladesh vs South Africa

Quinton de Kock To Score a 50 @ $2.10

South Africa return for their second match of the World Cup hoping to make up for Thursday’s 104 run loss to England. The Proteas struggled with the pace of the Kennington Oval surface, but there are still some positives to focus on following Quinton de Kock’s 68 run effort off 74 balls. The South African vice-captain hasn’t faced Bangladesh since 2017, but you can bet Steve Rhodes’ side are well aware he scored an unbeaten 168 in the first match, followed by 73 in the third. With this match remaining at The Oval, de Kock has shown the right kind of form for another big performance.

Monday 3rd June

England vs Pakistan

Tuesday 4th June

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka

Afghanistan To Win @ $2.00

Sri Lanka were handed an ugly 10-wicket loss in their opening match against New Zealand as they struggled to cope with the Black Caps’ pace. Afghanistan were no match for the Australians in their seven-wicket loss either, leaving plenty of value on offer between two sides struggling with the ball in hand. Sri Lanka have already shown signs of trouble with the English surface, while Afghanistan at the very least have experience having played several warm up matches in England. With Rashid Khan enjoying a fairly quiet opening game by his standards (1/52), back Afghanistan to pull off what should hardly be called an upset.

Wednesday 5th June

India vs South Africa

South Africa Top Runscorer: Quinton de Kock @ $3.75

The Proteas are off to a miserable start after losing their opening two matches to England and Bangladesh, leaving South Africa at long odds to bounce-back tonight against the world’s No .2 ranked ODI side. India enjoy a late start to their World Cup campaign, while their opponents will be playing their third match in six days. South Africa are reeling following Dale Steyn’s campaign ending injury, but there’s still some value to be had on Quinton de Kock, who is averaging 45 runs with the white ball. De Kock has scored four hundreds against India, good for a 96.40 average and most importantly, a worthwhile bet.

Bangladesh vs New Zealand

Bangladesh Top Runscorer: Shakib Al Hasan @ $5.00

New Zealand’s fast start to the World Cup came as no surprise, but Bangladesh’s certainly has. An upset win over South Africa sees Bangladesh in the top half of the standings, although Steve Rhodes’ side will need to be at their best on Wednesday night against one of the world’s top bowling attacks. The Kiwis bring a great mix of spin and pace, but Shakib Al Hasan should be up for the challenge. Playing in his 200th ODI, the 32-year-old has been brilliant since moving up the order. Hasan put up 75 runs on the Proteas last week, only a fortnight after scoring 61 against the West Indies in a warm-up match. Hasan is one of the most accomplished batsman in the Bangladesh side, so back him to rack up another high total.

Thursday 6th June

Australia vs West Indies

Chris Gayle Top West Indies Runscorer @ $4.00

Australia finds themselves in the driver’s seat with a chance to tie New Zealand atop the World Cup standings. The Aussies weren’t at their best against Afghanistan in their World Cup opener, leaving plenty of questions left to be answered against a dangerous West Indies side on Thursday. There’s no value on Australia head-to-head, and while the West Indies are an enticing upset chance, Chris Gayle could be the safest option. These two sides haven’t faced each other since 2016, but if Gayle’s 50-run outing against Pakistan is anything to go by, the Aussies might have a tough time with the Windies vice-captain. Australia has won only three of their last eight ODI matches at Trent Bridge, while the West Indies are 7-1.

Friday 7th June

Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka

Friday June 7, 7:30pm, Bristol

Match Abandoned

Pakistan, who are still riding high following their 14-run win over England earlier in the week, open as the heavy favourites to improve to 2-1. Sri Lanka are hoping to do the same after earning their first win over Afghanistan, but they might have their hands full with Babar Azam this time around. The small confines of Bristol are a batsman’s paradise, a ground Azam is familiar with after his May warm-up match against England. Azam has scored 50 runs or more in three of his last four ODI’s, and with an 85.96 strike-rate, he’s likely to lead the way as Pakistan’s Top Runscorer.

Tip: Babar Azam Top Pakistan Runscorer @ $4.00

Saturday 8th June

England Vs Bangladesh

Saturday June 8, 7:30pm, Cardiff

England Won By 106 Runs

England head to Cardiff on Saturday hoping to make up for Monday’s shock loss against Pakistan. It’s hard to back against an England bounce-back despite Bangladesh’s opening win over South Africa. Joe Root has been terrific against the white ball over the last month scoring 107 against Pakistan after a strong 51 effort against South Africa at The Oval. Root put up an unbeaten 133 against Bangladesh back in 2017, so back another big performance from the 28-year-old.

Tip: Joe Root Top Runscorer/England Win the Match @ $3.40

Afghanistan Vs New Zealand

Saturday June 8, 10:30pm, Taunton

New Zealand Won By 7 Wickets

The Kiwis sit atop the World Cup standings despite Wednesday night’s close call against Bangladesh. The Black Caps have played Afghanistan only once before in the 2015 World Cup winning comfortably by six wickets. They’ll take full confidence into Saturday’s match knowing Afghanistan managed only 152 runs against Sri Lanka earlier in the week, while Kane Williamson should have no trouble lighting up Afghanistan’s Hamid Hassan, who has looked completely out of sync. Speaking of bowling, Matt Henry could be poised for another big game after taking four wickets in the win over Bangladesh. The 27-year-old already owns seven wickets to start the tournament, so take the double on offer.

Tip: Kane Williamson Top Runscorer/Matt Henry Top Wicket Taker @ $17.00

Sunday 9th June

India Vs Australia

Sunday June 9, 7:30pm, London

India Won By 36 Runs

Steve Smith and Nathan Coulter-Nile saved Australia’s skin against the West Indies on Thursday, but they’ll need to improve in a hurry if they hope to remain undefeated. India, the second-ranked ODI side in the world, head into Sunday night’s game feeling fresh having played only one World Cup match so far. India made short work of South Africa in their six-wicket win last week, and although Australia won three of their five ODI matches against Virat Kohli’s side back in March, it’s still tough to trust the Aussies at this price. Kohli scored a pair of centuries in that series, which could spell disaster against Australia’s unpredictable bowling attack. If the Aussie spinners can’t find some form, Kohli could be in for a big day.

Tip: Virat Kohli Top India Runscorer/India To Win @ $4.10

Monday 10th June

South Africa Vs West Indies

Monday June 10, 7:30pm, Southampton

No Result

The Proteas remain winless to start their World Cup campaign, and things aren’t about to get any easier against a lively West Indies side. South Africa’s bowling wasn’t the same without Dale Steyn against India, while the Windies will be hoping for another big bowling performance of their own from Carlos Brathwaite, who took three wickets against Australia on Thursday night. The West Indies’ bats also did some damage against the Aussies. Shai Hope led the way with 68 runs, taking his ODI average to above 50. With a handful of dangerous bats in the lineup including Chris Gayle, take the West Indies at a generous price.

Tip: West Indies To Win @ $1.91

Tuesday 11th June

Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka

Tuesday June 11, 7:30pm, Bristol

Match Abandoned

Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka find themselves with only one win apiece to start the tournament, making Tuesday’s game vitally important. Bangladesh put a scare into New Zealand last week losing by only two wickets, while Sri Lanka returns following last week’s rainout against Pakistan. Bangladesh has won only two of their last five matches against Sri Lanka, including last year’s win in the Asia Cup. This is also a big match for Shakib Al Hasan, who sits 23 runs shy from 6,000 career ODI runs. So far Bangladesh’s bowling attack has been a little one dimensional in the English conditions as the team have struggled to generate spin. Even so, Bangladesh has still shown strong signs in terms of pace, making Mustafizur Rahman a strong bet to lead the way in wickets.

Tip: Bangladesh To Win @ $1.67, Shakib Al Hasan Top Bangladesh Run Scorer @ $4.50, Mustafizur Rahman Top Wicket Taker @ $3.75

Wednesday 12th June

Australia Vs Pakistan

Wednesday June 12, 7:30pm, Taunton

Australia Won By 41 Runs

Pakistan have enjoyed an extra few days to prepare for this match following last week’s rainout against Sri Lanka. Australia, on the other hand, returns to the pitch following a gallant 36-run loss to India at The Oval on Saturday night. The Australians will take plenty of confidence into Wednesday knowing they swept Pakistan in their five-match ODI series back in March. Justin Langer will be searching for a little more from the on-pacers though after allowing Sharma, Dhawan and Kohli to score over 50 runs each. There were still plenty of positives to take away from the loss though, particularly David Warner and Steve Smith’s performances with the bat. We should also see a big total from captain Aaron Finch, who scored a pair of tons against Pakistan back in March.

Tip: Australia To Win @ $1.40, Aaron Finch Top Australian Run Scorer @ $4.33, Pat Cummins Top Australian Wicket Taker @ $3.75

Thursday 13th June

India Vs New Zealand

Thursday June 13, 7:30pm, Nottingham

Match Abandoned

The two remaining unbeaten sides square off on Thursday as India returns from a three-day break as short-priced favourites. New Zealand will have a point to prove against the world’s second-best ODI squad, and if they bowl like they did during Saturday’s eight-wicket win over Afghanistan, the Black Caps are in with a chance. New Zealand managed only one win during their four-match series against India back in February, largely due to their struggles against India’s spin. Kane Williamson averaged only 32 runs across all five matches – bad news as he prepares to face Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who’s taken 16 career wickets against New Zealand. Rohit Sharma also enjoyed relative success with the bat against the Kiwis in January racking up 87 runs in the second match and 62 in the third. India already looks the side to beat this year, making it tough to back a New Zealand upset.

Tip: India To Win @ $1.44, Rohit Sharma Top Indian Runscorer @ $3.75, Bhuvneshwar Kumar Top Indian Wicket Taker @ $4.50

Friday 14th June

England Vs West Indies

Friday June 14, 7:30pm, Southampton

England Won By 8 Wickets

The West Indies have managed only two matches so far thanks to last week’s rainout against South Africa. An opening win over Pakistan was a nice start to their World Cup campaign, while the Windies also weren’t disgraced against Australia losing by only 15 runs. England are 2-1 following last week’s thrashing of Bangladesh, but they’ll be eager to make up for a pair of ODI losses in their four-match series against the West Indies back in March. Fortunately, this time around England hold the home pitch advantage, which has already caused a few  problems for top order batsmen Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo – both of which have combined for only 71 runs so far. England spinner Adil Rashid, meanwhile, has taken 20 career wickets against the West Indies, making the 31-year-old nice odds to lead the chase for Top Wicket Taker.

Tip: England To Win @ $1.29, Adil Rashid Top English Wicket Taker @ $4.00, Chris Gayle to Score 50: No @ $1.53

Saturday 15th June

Australia Vs Sri Lanka

Saturday June 15, 7:30pm, London

Australia Won By 87 Runs

Australia returns to London on Saturday hoping to make up for last week’s 36-run loss to India on the same pitch. David Warner’s 100 against Pakistan on Wednesday was a welcome sign, but the Aussies do need to be wary of a well-rested Sri Lankan side enjoying a 10-day break thanks to back-to-back rainouts. The Sri Lankans will fancy themselves if they can rely on some strong bowling from Suranga Lakmal, but unfortunately, the medium pacer has little experience against Australian bats. Warner, meanwhile, put up a ton on Sri Lanka back in 2016, while Aaron Finch continues to rise his strike rate. Both look good value for some runs in what should be a comfortable Australian win.

Tip: Australia To Win @ $1.13, David Warner Top Australian Runscorer @ $3.50, Aaron Finch Over 38.5 Total Points @ $1.83

Afghanistan Vs South Africa

Saturday June 15, 10:30pm, Cardiff

South Africa Won By 9 Wickets

The Proteas are in a world of trouble with three losses and zero wins to their name, but they might have a chance to finally earn some points against the tournaments other winless team. Afghanistan has been the easy beats so far, most recently losing by seven wickets to New Zealand. These two sides have never faced one another in One Day cricket, and although South Africa have shown very little to get excited about, they should have no trouble winning this match if Faf du Plessis can lead the way. South Africa has enjoyed some extended time off following last week’s rain-shortened match against the West Indies, so this should be the ideal chance for the Proteas to enjoy some success.

Tip: South Africa To Win @ $1.13, Faf du Plessis Top South African Run Scorer @ $5.00

Sunday 16th June

India Vs Pakistan

Sunday June 16, 7:30pm, Manchester

India Won By 89 Runs

India and Pakistan have managed only two matches so far in their World Cup campaigns thanks to England’s weather. These two sides played a five-match ODI series last year with India winning 4-1, but with short odds on offer, you’ll have to look elsewhere for some value. Shikhar Dhawan was brilliant against Australia on Sunday night scoring 117 off 109 balls, but Virat Kohli is the player worth your money. The Indian captain has averaged 58 runs against Pakistan in seven career matches, good for a strike rate of 102.75. Meanwhile, for Pakistan, Mohammad Amir has been equally impressive for Pakistan taking seven wickets so far. The 27-year-old also holds strong numbers against India having taken 10 wickets in four matches.

Tip: Virat Kohli Top Indian Runscorer @ $3.25, Mohammad Amir Top Pakistani Wicket Taker @ $4.33

Monday 17th June

Bangladesh Vs West Indies

Monday June 17, 7:30pm, Taunton

Bangladesh Won By 7 Wickets

The West Indies find themselves as the short-priced favourites on Monday night, although this match could turn out to be a little closer than expected. Both sides kicked off their World Cup campaigns with a win before losing to New Zealand and Australia respectively. Bangladesh has enjoyed a lengthy break after their match against Sri Lanka was rained out last week, while the Windies are fresh from an eight-wicket thrashing at the hands of England. Surprisingly enough, Bangladesh has won three of its last five matches, compared to the Windies, who have lost four. Bangladesh have a few concerns with the bowling, especially on a Taunton pitch that has so far suited pacers more than spinners. Even so, there’s plenty of power in the batting line up, particularly Soumya Sarkar, who has averaged 49 runs against the West Indies in six ODI matches. If Bangladesh can take care of the Windies’ top order, the upset could be on.

Tip: Bangladesh To Win @ $2.75, Soumya Sarkar Top Bangaldesh Runscorere @ $5.50

Tuesday 18th June

Afghanistan Vs England

Tuesday June 18, 7:30pm, Manchester

England Won By 150 Runs

Afghanistan are the only winless side remaining in this year’s tournament, and as the odds suggest, they don’t stand much of a chance against England. These two sides last played in the 2015 World Cup, a match England won comfortably by nine wickets. Joe Root was particularly impressive for England scoring a ton against the West Indies last week, but we could also see a big match from Jos Buttler, who currently holds a 136.02 strike rate in this year’s World Cup.

Tip: England To Win @ $1.04, Joe Root Top England Runscorer @ $3.75, Jos Buttler Top England Runscorer @ $8.00

Wednesday 19th June

New Zealand Vs South Africa

Wednesday June 19, 7:30pm, Birmingham

New Zealand Won By 4 Wickets

We were robbed of last week’s top of the table clash between New Zealand and India, but that doesn’t mean the Kiwis can’t put on a show against the struggling Proteas. South Africa have won only one match so far during the World Cup as they resume following Saturday’s nine-wicket win over Afghanistan. The loss of Dale Steyn continues to hurt the bowling attack, but the Proteas might be a sneaky chance here if Quinton de Kock can keep up his strong form. The 26-year-old put up 68-runs against Afghanistan on 72 balls, but it’s his 59-run average in 10 matches against New Zealand that really stands out. For some added value, Kiwi medium-pacer Trent Boult has also been phenomenal against South Africa taking 19 wickets in nine matches, so back the pair to have a big game.

Tip: Trent Boult Top New Zealand Wicket Taker @ $3.50, Quinton de Kock Top South African Runscorer @ $3.75

Thursday 20th June

Australia Vs Bangladesh

Thursday June 20, 7:30pm, Nottingham

Australia Won By 48 Runs

The Aussies return from a five-day break to face a dangerous looking Bangladesh side fresh from a win over the West Indies on Tuesday. Australia has won their last three ODI matches against Bangladesh, although you have to rewind all the way back to 2011 to find their last completed match. Aaron Finch has been outstanding so far racking up 153 runs against Sri Lanka last week, and you’d be foolish to back against the captain on Thursday.

Finch has averaged just over 88 runs in 10 matches against Bangladesh and remains strong odds at Top Runscorer. From a bowling perspective, look no further than Mitchell Starc. Fresh from his four-wicket haul against Sri Lanka, Starc returns to face Bangladesh after taking four wickets against Bangladesh at The Oval in 2017’s abandoned match.

Tip: Australia To Win @ $1.17, Mitchell Starc Top Australian Wicket Taker @ $3.25, Aaron Finch Top Australian Runscorer @ $3.75, Aaron Finch Man of the Match @ $7.00

Friday 21st June

England Vs Sri Lanka

Friday June 21, 7:30pm, Leeds

Sri Lanka Won By 20 Runs

Wednesday’s 150-run victory over Afghanistan places England back in the driver’s seat ahead of another favourable matchup against Sri Lanka. Fresh from Eoin Morgan’s dazzling display it’s hard to fade England in this match, although the hosts will be hungry to make up for last year’s shock ODI loss during their tour of Sri Lanka. Good for a strike-rate of 99.65, Joe Root has enjoyed tremendous success against Sri Lanka, while it’s also hard to look past Chris Woakes and his 14 wicket haul.

If you’re looking for some value on Sri Lanka, Dimuth Karunaratne looks a good play to make 50. He’s well-rested after back-to-back rainouts with 256 career runs in four matches against England.

Tip: England To Win @ $1.08, Joe Root Top England Runscorer @ $3.75, Chris Woakes Top England Wicket Taker @ $5.00, Dimuth Karunaratne Top Sri Lankan Runscorer @ $3.75

Saturday 22nd June

India Vs Afghanistan

Saturday June 22, 7:30pm, Southampton

India Won By 11 Runs

Afghanistan was no match for England on Tuesday losing by 150 runs, and it’s tough to expect much else from the World Cup’s only remaining winless side on Saturday night. India are undefeated through three matches so far and now return to Southampton, the same ground that saw them win by six wickets against South Africa three weeks ago. These two sides played out a draw in the Asia Cup last year, but it’s hard to see Afghanistan putting up a fight in the English conditions. There’s every chance we don’t even see Virat Kohli take the crease if Afghanistan’s bowling struggles early, which makes Rohit Sharma your safest bet. The Indian opener scored 122 not out at Southampton to open the tournament, making him a nice bet for Man of the Match.

Tip: Rohit Sharma Man of the Match @ $5.50, Rohit Sharma Over 50.5 Total Runs @ $1.83

West Indies Vs New Zealand

Saturday June 22, 10:30pm, Manchester

New Zealand Won By 5 Runs

The Kiwis rolled South Africa on Wednesday to remain undefeated, but they’ll need to be wary of a dangerous West Indies side looking to make up for their terrible performance against Bangladesh. New Zealand has won four of its last five matches against the Windies, but a lot has changed since they met back in 2017.

The Black Caps are yet to hit full stride, which should worry out of form batsman Chris Gayle. Fortunately, Shai Hope should be good enough to carry the load if the Windies are to stand a chance. The 25-year-old has averaged 72 runs in 10 matches against New Zealand, while this could also be the match that sees Trent Boult turn a corner. New Zealand’s medium paceman owns 18 wickets against the Windies in nine matches.

Tip: New Zealand To Win @ $1.57, Shai Hope To West Indies Runscorer @ $4.00, Trent Boult Top New Zealand Wicket Taker @ $3.75

Sunday 23rd June

Pakistan Vs South Africa

Sunday June 23, 7:30pm, London

Pakistan Won By 49 Runs

Big matchup between two sides still searching for their second win. Pakistan looks overs at this price following a handy five-day break, and if they can somehow reclaim some of the form that saw them win two of their five matches against the Proteas in January, the upset could be on. Babar Azam has averaged 48 runs against South Africa for a strike rate of 95, but it’s Mohammad Amir who’s worth your money on Sunday. Pakistan’s paceman owns 13 career ODI wickets against India in five matches played, and if he can take Quinton de Kock out of the equation early, his side should stand a strong chance.

Tip: Pakistan To Win @ $2.20, Mohammad Amir Top Pakistan Wicket Taker @ $3.50, Babar Azam/Mohammad Amir Top Runscorer/Wicket Taker Double @ $13.00

Monday 24th June

Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan

Monday June 24, 7:30pm, Southampton

Bangladesh Won By 62 Runs

Afghanistan returns to Southampton on Monday, the sight of their narrow 11 run loss to India just two days prior. Still winless through six matches, Afghanistan will take a little confidence into this match knowing Gulbadin Naib and Mohammad Nabi both rattled one of the world’s top One Day sides for four combined wickets. There’s no denying Afghanistan look well over the odds at this price, but it’s hard to fade Bangladesh given their recent win over the West Indies and their competitive showing against Australia last week. Shakib Al Hasan has been money so far, and his numbers against Afghanistan certainly stack up. In seven matches, the veteran all-rounder has averaged over 100 runs for a strike rate of 101.40. With that in mind, it’s worth backing the Innings of Winnings double.

Tips: Shakib Al Hasan Top Bangladesh Runscorer/Bangladesh Win the Match @ $3.60, Mohammed Nabi Top Afghanistan Wicket Taker @ $4.50

Tuesday 25th June

England Vs Australia

Tuesday June 25, 7:30pm, London

Australia Won By 64 Runs

England’s shock loss to Sri Lanka on Friday night couldn’t have come at a better time for the well-rested Aussies. Justin Langer’s side survived a scare of their own against Bangladesh last week, but if the Aussies can overcome what will no doubt be a hostile crowd in London, they stand a good chance at upsetting this year’s hosts.

England has won the last five ODI matches between these two sides, but they’ll have their hands full against a classy Australian top order comprised of Aaron Finch and David Warner. Both are averaging over 80 runs with the white ball against the English, while Jason Roy and Joe Root have enjoyed equal success against the green and gold. Form-wise though, England are 4-1 on the back of a One Day loss this year, and if this series pans out anything like last year’s tour of Australia, the Aussies could be in trouble.

Moeen Ali was particularly strong last June racking up nine wickets across the four-game series. England’s deadly spinner has been a little quiet so far during the World Cup, but with plenty of turn expected in London, he’s worth backing at a very generous price. This match feels very 50/50 head-to-head, so it might be worth steering clear of backing an outright winner.

Tip: Moeen Ali Top England Wicket Taker @ $6.00, David Warner To Score 50 @ $2.10, Joe Root To Score 50 @ $2.10

Wednesday 26th June

New Zealand Vs Pakistan

Wednesday June 26, 7:30pm, Birmingham

Pakistan Won By 6 Wickets

A 49 run win over South Africa on Sunday night should have Pakistan feeling confident as they head into Wednesday’s match against the unbeaten Black Caps. New Zealand nearly came undone against the West Indies last week, although captain Kane Williamson won’t lose any sleep knowing he’s typically saved his best cricket for ODI’s against Pakistan.

Williamson has scored a pair of centuries against the Green Shirts, adding to his whopping 488 run tally across eight career matches. World Cup leading wicket-taker Mohammad Amir also holds strong numbers against the Kiwis having taken 15 wickets in five matches.

It feels as though New Zealand might be due a loss before the finals, but it’s tough to see Pakistan causing a boilover. The Kiwis demolished South Africa to win by four wickets on the Birmingham pitch last week, largely thanks to Lockie Ferguson’s three-wicket haul. If you’re looking for some added value in the Player Performance market, Ferguson took seven wickets during Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand last year and another 12 in the United Arab Emirates.

Tip: New Zealand To Win @ $1.67, Kane Williamson Top New Zealand Runscorer @ $3.50, Lockie Ferguson Top New Zealand Wicket Taker @ $3.75, Mohammad Amir Top Pakistan Wicket Taker @ $3.50

Thursday 27th June

India Vs West Indies

Thursday June 27, 7:30pm, Manchester

India Won By 125 Runs

Unbeaten India returns to Manchester on Thursday, the sight of their 89 run win against Pakistan a fortnight ago. The West Indies are 1-4 through five matches, and as the odds suggest, they have their work cut out for them against the second-best ODI side in the world.

India has won three of the last four matches between these two sides largely thanks to the class of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. The pair is averaging over 60-runs in nine matches played against the Windies, while Jasprit Bumrah’s 14 wicket total also stands out.

The West Indies will take some confidence into this match knowing they lost narrowly by five runs to New Zealand last weekend, though. Chris Gayle finally came through with a strong double-digit performance, while Carlos Brathwaite’s late ton made things interesting.

There’s also a case to be made for the Windies when you factor in Shai Hopes recent performances. The 25-year-old scored a ton against India late last year, backing it up with a strong 95 run performance in the very next game.

Given how unpredictable this tournament has been over the last week, the Windies only need to win the toss and hook in with the bat to cause an upset.

Tip: Back the West Indies to Win @ $3.75, Shai Hope Top West Indies Runscorer @ $4.00, Jasprit Bumrah Top India Wicket Taker @ $3.50

Friday 28th June

Sri Lanka Vs South Africa

Friday June 28, 7:30pm, Chester-le Street

South Africa Won By 9 Wickets

These two sides might be fighting for nothing more than bragging rights at this point. South Africa returns following Sunday’s upset loss to Pakistan, while Sri Lanka is looking to put April’s horror show against the Proteas behind them.

The Lions lost 5-0 during their tour of South Africa and 3-0 in T20Is, but they look up and about following last weekend’s win over England. Sri Lanka’s off-spin trouble the English, and after taking three wickets last Saturday, Dhananjaya de Silva looks a strong bet to lead the way as Top Wicket Taker. The 27-year-old owns a pair of wickets against Quinton de Kock, and considering Sri Lanka are also unbeaten at the Riverside Ground, it’s worth backing the upset.

Tip: Sri Lanka To Win @ $2.75, Dhananjaya de Silva Top Sri Lankan Wicket Taker @ $4.50

Saturday 29th June

Pakistan Vs Afghanistan

Saturday June 29, 7:30pm, Leeds

Pakistan Won By 3 Wickets

Winless Afghanistan will look to end the World Cup on a high note, but nothing will come easy against a Pakistan side looking to edge their way into the Semi-Finals.

Pakistan’s shock win over New Zealand on Wednesday night has the green shirts in with a chance if results go their way, and they have to feel confident knowing they’ve won their last three ODI’s against Afghanistan.

Mohammad Amir has taken 16 wickets so far during the World Cup, similar numbers to his career total against Afghanistan. Pakistan’s paceman owns 16 wickets in six matches against Afghanistan, so back him to earn another large haul.

Tip: Mohammad Amir Top Pakistan Wicket Taker @ $3.50, Fakhar Zaman Top Pakistan Runscorer @ $4.33

New Zealand Vs Australia

Saturday June 29, 10:30pm, London

Australia Won By 86 Runs

The Aussies have firmed into favouritism after securing a Semi-Finals berth against England earlier in the week. Australia will hold fond memories of their final win in the 2015 World Cup, but they’ll also be hungry to put their average tour of New Zealand in 2017 behind them.

Backing David Warner to make 50 runs continues to prove profitable, while Aaron Finch is also worth including as he’s averaged 67 runs in ten matches against the Kiwis.

For New Zealand, Kane Williamson struggled earlier in the week against Pakistan, but he’s typically played his best cricket against the Aussies. The captain is averaging a touch over 120 runs against Australia in the eight matches he’s played.

Head-to-head, you can’t go past Australia at Lord’s following their thrilling win over England. Australia’s fast bowlers excelled, particularly Mitchell Starc, who took 4/43. Starc has taken 19 wickets with the white ball against New Zealand and if he can find the same kind of length that we saw on Tuesday, he should be a real chance at Top Wicket Taker honours.

Tip: Australia To Win @ $1.50, Mitchell Starc Top Australian Wicket Taker @ $3.25, David Warner To Score 50 @ $2.10, Aaron Finch To Score 50 @ $2.10

Sunday 30th June

England Vs India

Sunday June 30, 7:30pm, Birmingham

England Won By 31 Runs

It doesn’t get any easier for England on Sunday as they head to Birmingham to square off against undefeated India. Fortunately for the English, they won their ODI series 3-2 against India at home last year, making them a handy bet to upset the visitors.

Virat Kohli scored 70 runs twice during the series, but he failed to make a ton. Joe Root, meanwhile, is averaging over 60 runs against India alongside Ben Stokes, who has scored a total of 420 runs in 10 matches.

India won comfortably against the West Indies on Thursday night, but their previous performance against Afghanistan cast some doubt on their undefeated record. If it wasn’t for Mohammed Shami’s hat-trick, India probably would have lost the match.

England needs a win desperately if they hold any hope of making the Semi-Finals. They were embarrassed against Australia last week, but considering they bounced-back from their loss to Pakistan earlier in the month to thrash Bangladesh five days later, expect a big response from Trevor Bayliss’ side.

Tip: Back England to Win @ $2.00, Joe Root Over 38.5 Runs @ $1.83, Virat Kohli Over 41.5 Runs @ $1.83

Monday 1st July

Sri Lanka Vs West Indies

Monday July 1, 7:30pm, Chester-le Street

Sri Lanka Won By 23 Runs

There’s nothing to play for but bragging rights as both sides look to end the World Cup on a high note.

Sri Lanka lost by nine-wickets to South Africa last week, but their campaign could be labelled a slight success after defeating England in the match prior.

Having now lost their last five matches, the West Indies have largely been underwhelming this year. The bowling attack has struggled throughout the tournament, while the same can be said for Shai Hope, who has made 50 runs or more only twice.

Sri Lanka can win this match if Lasith Malinga continues to trouble opposing batsman with his yorker. Malinga has taken nine wickets from five matches this year, making the 35-year-old veteran a great bet to lead the way as Top Wicket Taker.

Winning the toss could be crucial in this match, as teams batting second have won four of the last five ODI’s at Chester-le Street. A new pitch has also been installed for this game, so if Sri Lanka’s bowling can do the talking early, they look a worthwhile upset chance.

Tip: Sri Lanka To Win @ $2.63, Lasith Malinga Top Sri Lanka Wicker Taker @ $3.50, West Indies Runs In Over 1: Over 3.5 @ $1.73

Tuesday 2nd July

Bangladesh Vs India

Tuesday July 2, 7:30pm, Birmingham

India Won By 28 Runs

Bangladesh has plenty to play for on Tuesday night as they still hold a slim chance of earning a Semi-Finals berth.

Wins over South Africa and Bangladesh have been the highlights so far for the Tigers, but they’ll have to be at their best if they wish to topple a hungry looking Indian side looking to rebound from Sunday’s loss to England.

While it’s tempting to back Bangladesh to cause a monumental upset, these two sides met twice last year in the Asian Cup, with the Tigers losing both matches by wide margins.

The safest play in this one is to avoid head-to-head betting and instead focus on player performance. With questions being asked, you can expect India to respond, and that starts with captain Virat Kohli, who has averaged just over 59 runs against Bangladesh.

A key factor in this match will be the pitch – the same one that was used on Sunday during India’s loss to England. Kohli’s side struggled as the pace slowed down, but if they can get in and bat first, they should be able to take full advantage.

Tip: Virat Kohli to Score 50 Runs @ $1.87, Rohit Sharma to Score 50 Runs @ $2.25, Mohammed Shami Top India Wicket Taker @ $4.50

Wednesday 3rd July

England Vs New Zealand

Wednesday July 3, 7:30pm, Chester-le Street

England Won By 119 Runs

A trip to the Semi’s is on the line for England on Wednesday night as they hope to accomplish what they failed to do in 2015: beat New Zealand.

It would take a catastrophic loss for the Kiwis to miss out on a spot in the Semi’s, and despite what recent history suggests, New Zealand are somehow the heavy underdogs. The Black Caps haven’t lost to England at a World Cup since 1983, and they should rest easy knowing Kane Williamson has averaged close to 130 runs against England in just eight matches.

Speaking of batsman, Eoin Morgan has struggled mightily since his ton against Afghanistan last month. Morgan has managed only 26 runs in three matches since, which spells trouble on the speedy Chester-le Street wicket.

Lockie Ferguson has quietened down in recent weeks, but it was nice to see Trent Boult come through with a four-wicket haul last week at Lord’s. We’ve been saying it all tournament, but if the Black Caps can get in and bat first, they should keep their stunning record against England intact.

Tip: New Zealand To Win @ $3.00, Eoin Morgan Under 34.5 Total Runs @ 41.83, Kane Williamson to Score 50 @ $2.10, Lockie Ferguson OVer 1.5 Wickets @ $1.73

Thursday 4th July

Afghanistan Vs West Indies

Thursday July 4, 7:30pm, Leeds

West Indies Won By 23 Runs

Both Afghanistan and the West Indies are hoping to finish their disappointing World Cup campaigns on a high note as they both occupy the bottom two spots on the ladder.

The West Indies lost a narrow one on Monday to Sri Lanka, while Afghanistan returns well-rested following last week’s three-wicket loss to Pakistan.

Each side has lost its last five matches, and not to sound predictable, but batting first at Leeds is crucial. Neither side has proven capable of chasing down runs in the second innings, so whoever can take the crease first and pile on a decent total should go a long way towards winning.

Chris Gayle has struggled throughout the tournament and if yet to make a ton. The same also goes for Mohamed Nabi, who would benefit from batting earlier in the order.

With little to play for other than some bragging rights, it’s likely we see the cream rise to the top on Thursday night. Rashid Khan has also been quiet throughout Afghanistan’s campaign, while cricket nuts will remember Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s famous googly that caught Gayle flat-footed in last year’s qualifier.

The head-to-head price is too slim for the West Indies, and while an Afghanistan upset wouldn’t be surprising, stick with the Player Performance markets.

Tip: Rashid Khan Top Afghanistan Wicket Taker @ $3.50, Chris Gayle Under 45.5 Runs @ $1.87, Mujeeb Ur Rahman Over 1.5 Wickets @ $2.25

Friday 5th July

Pakistan Vs Bangladesh

Friday July 5, 7:30pm, London

Pakistan Won By 94 Runs

The chances of a Semi-Final for either side is slim., but you can expect Pakistan and Bangladesh to put on a show as they look to wrap things up on a high note.

Pakistan comes in red hot hiding a three-game winning streak with victories over South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan. The market reflects their success, and with the team looking to boost their net run rate for a last-ditch shot at the Semi’s, the Run Scorer market is once again worth your money.

Asif Ali could be worth a flyer at $11.00 odds as he makes just his third appearance of the World Cup. The 27-year-old holds the best strike rate in the Pakistani side, while Babar Azam has also averaged 71.62 runs in nine matches against Bangladesh.

Finally, one of the most profitable betting plays of the entire tournament is in action. Shakib Al Hasan has been money notching a pair of centuries against England and the West Indies followed by a strong 66 run outing earlier in the week against India. The Tigers veteran is a safe bet for Top Run Scorer.

If you are looking for some value though, backing Bangladesh outright could be worthwhile. With the pressure on Pakistan to pull off the unthinkable, the Tigers could easily put this match out of reach if they get in to bat first.

Tip: Bangladesh To Win @ $2.50, Shakib Al Hasan Top Bangladesh Run Scorer @ $3.75, Babar Azam Over 39.5 Total Runs @ $1.83

Saturday 6th July

Sri Lanka Vs India

Saturday July 6, 7:30pm, Leeds

India Won By 7 Wickets

India has already sealed their spot in the Semi-Finals, but you can bet captain Virat Kohli will be hoping his side can finish above Australia in the standings.

If the Aussies lose to South Africa and India successfully defeat Sri Lanka, they’ll finish on top of the World Cup ladder with seven wins and only one loss. Indian fans have to feel pretty confident going into this match knowing they’ve won four of their last five ODI matches against Sri Lanka.

Leeds has played host to some fairly high-scoring matches over the last fortnight, and it’s also a ground the Sri Lankan’s will hold fond memories of. The Lions defeated England on the same ground a fortnight ago, but it will take a mighty effort for Sri Lanka to roll over India on Saturday night.

Rohit Sharma has dominated Sri Lanka in the past scoring 695 runs in nine matches. The World Cup’s leading runscorer has been a safe bet all-tournament having earned centuries against South Africa, Pakistan, England and Bangladesh, while Mohammed Shami has also been a strong bet against Sri Lanka having taken 16 wickets for a 16.5 strike rate against in five matches.

Tip: Rohit Sharma Top India Runscorer @ $3.25, Mohammed Shami Top India Wicket Taker @ $4.33

Australia Vs South Africa

Saturday July 6, 10:30pm, Manchester

South Africa Won By 10 Runs

The Aussies are the favourites to win the World Cup, but they still have plenty to play for on Saturday if they wish to finish on top of the table.

Australia was no match for New Zealand last weekend winning comfortably by 86-runs, and as the odds suggest, they should have no trouble tearing apart an understrength Proteas side looking for just their third win of the tournament.

While the Aussies are the clear favourites, they will have revenge in mind on Saturday night. South Africa won four of its five ODI matches during last year’s tour of Australia, a performance that should instil a little hope in the Proteas’ side.

Aside from the safest bet in the world – David Warner to score 50 – Jason Behrendorff could also be worth a look as Top Wicket Taker. The 29-year-old has never faced South Africa in an ODI, and looks poised for another big performance after taking a pair of wickets against New Zealand last week at Lord’s.

Tip: Australia To Win @ $1.40, David Warner to Score 50 @ $2.00, Jason Behrendorrf Top Australia Wicket Taker @ $5.00

Tuesday 9th July – Semi-Final

India Vs New Zealand

Tuesday July 9, 7:30pm, Manchester

New Zealand Won By 18 Runs

New Zealand is scrambling for answers as they head into Tuesday’s do-or-die Semi-Final clash on a three-game losing skid.

Following their scare against Bangladesh last week, India bounced back strongly to defeat Sri Lanka by seven wickets over the weekend in a performance headlined by centuries from KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma.

India is the firm favourites in the market after winning three of their four ODI matches during a tour of New Zealand earlier in the year.

The Black Caps could easily keep this match close, but if you rewind back to their narrow five-run win over the West Indies at Manchester last month, it’s hard to find confidence in New Zealand’s chances.

India, meanwhile, has been enormous at Old Trafford winning by an average margin of 107 runs. Captain Virat Kohli is due a big performance, but teammate Rohit Sharma is once again the man to watch with an 87 run average in nine matches against the Kiwis.

If you’re looking for some added value, Trent Boult might be worth a look at Top Wicket Taker. The 29-year-old has largely been disappointing so far, but he was outstanding against India back in January taking 12 wickets across all four ODI’s.

Tip: India To Win @ $1.33, Rohit Sharma To Score 50 @ $2.10, Trent Boult Top New Zealand Wicket Taker @ $3.75

Thursday 11th July – Semi-Final

England Vs Australia

Thursday July 11, 7:30pm, Birmingham

England Won By 8 Wickets

After a mid-tournament slump that saw England lose to Si Lanka and Australia in back-to-back succession, the hosts now find themselves in the Semi-Finals after registering two straight victories over India and New Zealand.

England will square off against Australia again on Thursday night after Justin Langer’s side squandered a chance to finish on top of the ladder by beating South Africa.

The Aussies will still take full confidence into this match knowing Aaron Finch and David Warner both put forward a strong opening partnership against England last month though, but the lack of depth could hurt Australia if both get out early.

Since their struggles, England’s batting has found some form in recent weeks. Johnny Bairstow has recorded back-to-back centuries, while Jason Roy has recorded back-to-back half centuries.

So much of this match comes down to Australia’s fast bowling, which has been close to unstoppable. Mitchell Starc owns 26 wickets so far through the World Cup, but if England’s openers establish dominance early, Australia might be left looking for somebody to step up.

Winning the toss is crucial as both sides look to get in early and bat. If England can take the crease first, their opening partnership followed by Joe Root look tough to beat.

Tip: England To Win @ $1.67, Jonny Bairstow Top England Run Scorer @ $4.00, David Warner Not to Score 50 @ $1.67, Aaron Finch to Score 50 @ $2.20, Jason Roy to Score 50 @ $2.25