3 Rules for Betting on the T20 World Cup

This entry was posted on Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Don’t mention the KP word

1)    Resist a patriotic punt:

Because although England did win this competition just four years ago, this time around sees them battle with two main difference. First of all, sub-continental conditions (as opposed to the relative normality of the West Indies hosting in 2010), and number two, no KP. To put it into context, England probably have more chance of winning the football World Cup than this thing.

2)    Avoid match betting

The short form of the game can be incredibly unpredictable – the equivalent of betting on a tennis tiebreak or a single hole in golf. Any of the top eight in the world can beat the other on their day. It is best to save your pennies and just tickle the overall markets.

3)    Back New Zealand to win it

The Black Caps will arrive in Bangladesh having beaten holders the West Indies 2-0 in a January T20 series. Ross Taylor looks in great nick, whilst Martin Guptill’s brutal hitting at the top of the order can flatten the opposition’s morale. And then there is Brendon McCullum, arguably the greatest middle-order ODI bat in the world.

There’s strength in New Zealand’s bowling attack too. In Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan possess real pace, a priceless commodity in the current international game, as proven recently by Messrs Steyn and Johnson. They also have one an excellent T20 spinner in Nathan McCullum. 9/1 at Ladbrokes is a terrific price.

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