Odds on England to win the Cricket World Cup Final 2019-07-1413th July 2019 / lee
It looked at one point as if may not happen. England were teetering on the brink of a World Cup exit before the semi-final stage. Back to back defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia put immense pressure on the hosts. But after rallying themselves, the English came roaring back in the best possible way, beating India and New Zealand to put themselves through to the final four. Can they complete the journey now by claiming their first ever World Cup title?
England v New Zealand Odds*
New Zealand 11/4
* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on July 13th, 2019 at 11:32 pm)
England batter Australia in the semi-finals
How different a story could this have been if Australia had not fallen to a shock defeat in their final game against South Africa. It was a 10 run defeat, but so costly. Instead of winning the match to top the group stage and face old rivals New Zealand in the semi-finals, their loss against South Africa meant that the Aussies had to face England at Edgbaston. You could see the physical devastation of what the loss against South Africa had done to their World Cup hopes.
But Australia had beaten England earlier in the group stage, so they had that reason to be confident. But Australia were now struggling with injuries and were facing an England side back on top of their game. The result was crushing win for England. Eoin Morgan’s men produced an absolutely stunning 8-wicket run, with England’s bowlers destroying the Australian top order. It was a perfect day for England when everything perfectly came together.
Can England win the Cricket World Cup 2019?
It is the question on everyone’s lips. Can England win the Cricket World Cup 2019? England are 3/10 favourites to lift the title for the first time ever. Have the stars aligned? They are in their own backyard, have overwhelming support behind them and one of the greatest batting line ups that the game has seen for a long time. Maybe their wobbles against Sri Lanka and Australia shook any notion of complacency out of them. England had started the tournament as favourites.
The odds on England to win the Cricket World Cup Final 2019 are now at 3/10* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on July 13th, 2019 at 11:32 pm). Given the stage of the tournament, those are pretty remarkable odds. But what England have done in their last three games, the wins over India, New Zealand and Australia (all of the other three semi-finalists) have been comprehensive ones. The turning point, when it all came back together for them, was the win over India.
All aspects of English game working
England’s batting was formidable heading into the tournament. It was something that all the other sides feared coming up against. England’s opening duo of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow is just devastating. They are able to run up some big scores at an astonishing pace. Then you look at the batting line up behind them with the likes of captain Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Joe Root and Ben Stokes and England are going to score runs. Bairstow, Roy and Root are joint 3/1 odds favourites to be England’s Top Batsman in the fixture* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on July 13th, 2019 at 11:32 pm).
But their bowlers showed up massively in the semi-finals. Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer paired up brilliantly with the new ball to great effect, never giving the Australians a whiff of a chance. They were well on top of New Zealand when they met in the group stage recently. No player has delivered more dot balls than Archer has done at this tournament and he has claimed more wickets than any other England player has ever managed in a World Cup tournament. Archer is at 3/1 to be England’s Top Bowler at Lords* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on July 13th, 2019 at 11:32 pm).
England to bury past pains?
England have been to three previous Cricket World Cup finals, in 1979, 1987 and 1992. They failed to deliver the title on any of those occasions. Since their 1992 loss in the final against Pakistan, this is the first time that England have made it back to the showcase match. They hadn’t been past the quarter-finals in any of the previous six editions.
Are they about to put all of that behind them? The odds on England to win the Cricket World Cup Final 2019 at 3/10 as they are, suggests that they aren’t going to get a better chance for a long time to come* (betting odds taken from Bet365 on July 13th, 2019 at 11:32 pm).
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