2016 ICC T20 World Cup Cricket Betting Odds

2016 ICC T20 World Cup Cricket Betting Odds

by Aussie Punter on February 24, 2016

in Cricket

International Cricket Council T20 World Cup Info

When is it? 8th of March – 3rd of April, 2016

These teams will compete for a spot in each main group.
Group A: Bangladesh, Netherlands, Ireland & Oman.
Group B: Scotland, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan & Hong Kong.

Group 1: Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, England, Group B Winner
Group 2: India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Australia, Group A Winner


Top ICC T20I Cricket Team Rankings

1st – India

Matches: 20
Points: 2439
Rating: 122

It’s no surprise that India are the favourites to win outright in 2016. They are currently the top ranked ICC T20 International cricket team and have shown that they are the team to beat in T20 cricket. As the hosts of the T20 World Cup, the home ground advantage shouldn’t be ignored either. I don’t like the odds at less than $4 since anything can happen in a Twenty20 cricket match.


2nd – South Africa

Matches: 27
Points: 3210
Rating: 119

One of my strongest tips for a good value bet would have to be South Africa. Their most recent form in T20 International cricket is quite impressive, it includes eight wins in nine games and series victories over Bangladesh, England and importantly, India. In October last year South Africa beat India 2-0 after the third game was abandoned. What I found most impressive was South Africa’s ability to win with both the bat and the ball, their side seems a lot more even now than it has in the past.

Most recently Francois du Plessis’ team beat England 2-0, winning the first match with a thrilling 15 point final over which they managed on the last ball, while they didn’t do it easily, they did spread the load around in the first game. Again in the final game, South Africa thrashed England by 9 wickets after an impressive display of bowling across the board, the chase helped greatly by opener AB de Villiers’ 71 from 29 balls.


3rd – West Indies

Matches: 19
Points: 2249
Rating: 118

Coming off drawn series with Sri Lanka in November, the last T20 International before that was a win over South Africa early in 2015. The West Indies haven’t been playing the 20 overs form of the game much recently and you have to wonder how good their form will be after playing predominantly test matches over the last few months.

That said, they have the third highest T20I rating according to the ICC, you can’t dismiss them entirely and could be a good value bet.


Free Tips

Apart from short priced favourite India who are in a prime position to win, I like the look of South Africa who are certainly one of the best chances to take home the 2016 World Cup. If West Indies can perform well and defeat South Africa, they could be in with an outsiders chance against India. I do wonder how Australia will fare after their recent elevation to the world’s best Test cricket team. Hopefully we can improve on our recent T20 form which is quite average to be honest, I will be betting on some of our matches, but I don’t think we have ability to win the World Cup outright. I hope I’m proven wrong.

Remember there are a lot of different markets available from each online bookmaker listed here, not to mention special odds and bonuses from each. It sometimes pays to hold accounts with more than one internet bookie so you can quickly take advantage of any special offers available.

Best Odds for the 2016 Twenty20 Cricket World Cup

As per usual, the best odds* for each team is listed in bold text.

Team Ladbrokes Bet365 CrownBet William Hill Australia Bookmaker.com.au CentreBet LuxBet PalmerBet UniBet
India 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.50 3.25
South Africa 6.00 6.50 7.00 6.50 6.00 6.50 7.00 7.00 7.00
Australia 6.00 6.50 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.50 6.50 6.00
England 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.00 8.00 7.00 7.50 7.50 7.50
Pakistan 9.00 11 12 11 9.00 11 10 11 11
New Zealand 9.00 9.00 7.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 7.50 9.00 8.50
West Indies 10 9.00 8.00 9.00 10 9.00 6.50 8.00 9.00
Sri Lanka 13 15 13 13 13 13 11 15 15
Bangladesh 34 41 41 51 34 51 34 41 41
Zimbabwe 201 201 251 201 201 201 301 201 251
Ireland 501 501 501 301 501 301 501 501 501
Afghanistan 501 501 501 751 501 751 601 501 501
Netherlands 501 1001 1001 1001 501 1001 751 501 1001
Scotland 1001 2001 1001 1001 1001 1001 1001 501 1001
Hong Kong 5001 2001 2501 2001 5001 2001 5001 501 5001
Oman 5001 2001 2501 5001 5001 5001 5001 501 5001

* These odds were correct at the time of posting and are subject to change.

Good Luck and Happy Punting!

Cheers,
Aussie Punter

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