The Twenty20 World Cup cricket tournament in England is nearly upon us, and Sky Bet has a range of Twenty20 cricket betting markets available. The obvious cricket betting market that people will look to is the tournament winner market, where all twelve teams are quoted. This handy Twenty20 cricket betting preview gives you an idea about the markets available and who the likely contenders are.
Sky Bet makes the current Twenty20 World Cup holders India favourites at 3/1. The next best in the Twenty20 cricket betting sees the nation that sets the bench mark in cricket, Australia. Australia are rated a 4/1 chance for the tournament, whilst other notables include South Africa at 4/1, Sri Lanka at 7/1 and of course the tournament hosts England at 10/1. England will be without the influential Andrew Flintoff through injury; but the hosts could offer great value after their recent demolition of the West Indies.
India has an outstanding side for the Twenty20 format of cricket. With destructive batsman at the top of the batting order and an array of bowling options they are certainly the cricket team that everyone needs to beat.
Added to the outright winner market, Sky Bet offers markets for the top tournament batsmen and the highest wicket take for the tournament. Sehwag currently leads the way in the cricket betting for top batsmen at 14/1. However, he is closely followed by Gambhir, Pietersen and Ponting all at 16’s. A good outsider for this title could be Jesse Ryder at 25/1. The flamboyant New Zealander has a huge amount of talent and this could really be chance for him to show the world how good he can be.
Lasith Malinga, Umar Gul, R.P. Singh and Dale Steyn are the four joint favourites for the leading wicket taker market, all being installed at 16/1 with Sky Bet. All four are highly effective in the 20 over format of the game, and R.P. Singh was leading wicket taker at the recent IPL. For those looking for outsiders, Jimmy Anderson and Fidel Edwards are good value at 22/1 and 28/1 respectively. Both have been the premier bowlers for their countries in the recent England v West Indies series, and they will be very used to the English conditions by now.
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