With the World T20 now nicely hotting up in India, there’s plenty of betting action to get stuck into with cricket betting at William Hill to put that extra gloss on what is already a scintillating tournament.
Tuesday’s action begins with the hotly-favoured England side taking on host India who, despite having home advantage, go into the match second favourites. A match-win price of 11/10 may therefore be seen as great value for an India side who have one win and one defeat from their competition so far.
In Charlotte Edwards, England boast one of, if not the best batters in the women’s game, adding her 11th T20I fifty in the side’s comprehensive victory over Bangladesh. Understandably, she’s the top tip to be England’s top run-scorer in the game, but 5/4 is not to be sniffed at.
In the men’s game, New Zealand have a chance to seal their third win of the competition and a place in the semi-finals when they take on Pakistan in the evening game. Kane Williamson, undoubtedly one of the best players in world cricket, is due runs after a personally disappointing start to the tournament, while Martin Guptill is reliable for an explosive, match-winning innings. Both of those are 11/4 to be New Zealand’s top run-scorer.
While Mohammed Amir’s tournament has started brightly, the same can’t be said for his Pakistani counterparts who will surely suffer elimination with a defeat. At 5/2, Amir seems a safe bet for his country’s leading bowler in the match, although an outside bet may be best placed on Mohammed Sami at 9/2, who took two wickets in the last outing against India.
As for the match as a whole, it’s a tough one to call although their competition to date makes New Zealand slight favourites. However, smart money may be on the run-outs. Despite not showing it in the competition to date, Pakistan have a history of bad calling, so the 7/4 odds on more than 1.5 run-outs in the match suggests good value, while it’s 2/1 for Shahid Afridi’s side to have more run-outs than the Kiwis.
The final match of this selection features England, on a high after their remarkable chase against South Africa, versus Afghanistan, yet to win in the Super 10 stage. It would take a brave person to bet on an Afghan victory at 6/1, but an even bolder move would be to have Mohammed Shahzad top run-scorer/Afghanistan victory combo at 16/1, a smarter bet than the outright victory, but out there nonetheless.
Both teams’ strengths seem to be reflected in their batting, while bowling units remain weak. Keeping the bold bets going, it’s 6/1 for a century to be scored in the match, and if Afghanistan can get off to a flier, their 2/1 odds to have the most runs after six overs could pay dividends.
Joe Root, after his 83 against South Africa, is a strong pick at 3/1 to be England’s top run-scorer once again, while Moeen Ali’s performances to date have perhaps undersold his wicket tally: he’s at 4/1 to have the best bowling display as Delhi hosts its tournament opener.