Cricket World Cup 2019 Betting Match 14: Value aplenty in blockbuster

Ed Hawkins

Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:14 PM UTC

Saturday, Jun. 8, 2019 10:14 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says there are three wrong prices to take advantage of in a mouthwatering clash

<div><h2>Australia v India</h2><p>Sunday 10.30</p><p>This match-up is worthy of a final. On superpower status, on TV audience draw. On form? Well, almost. India are bristling with a gung-ho attitude at No 2 in the world – we suspect they are riled by not having been talked up more in the tournament build-up – while Australia are looking ominous all of a sudden after a four-year hiatus from the top table.</p><p>The Aussies have been awful by and large since their <a href="" target="_blank">World Cup</a> win on home soil. And until they went to India on the eve of this thing and won, they were pretty much untouchable in terms of betting. They couldn’t do anything right.</p><p>Their batting was often monotonous and their bowling lacked penetration. That surprise success in India was followed by a series win over Pakistan in the UAE. This was more like the Australia of old.</p><p>And they have started this World Cup as they mean to go on. Afghanistan were dismissed and then they fashioned a quite remarkable come-from-behind win over West Indies.</p><p>India, though, will spot weaknesses. They are probably unimpressed that Aussie got themselves into such huge holes against a Windies team which is beginning to look one-dimensional. All-round, India are probably a better team than England because they have a bowling sharpness which no-one can match.</p><p>For that reason we think it’s harsh that the layers are struggling to split the pair. Betfair go 5/6 (1.83) India and we’ll take that purely because they have proved over a considerable length of time that they are the real deal.</p><p>For top bats, there is a 0.45 point edge in our favour on Aaron Finch for Australia at 4s (Betfair, Paddy Power). David Warner is 11/4 across the board and that doesn’t cut it. The 7/2 that Ladbrokes offer about Rohit Sharma is ludicrous considering he has a hit rate of under 2/1.</p><p>Kuldeep Yadav who, in 45 matches, has 12 wins and 11 shared honours, is 10/3 (4.33) with Bet365, Betfair and William Hill, for top bowler. Don’t worry, we’ll do the maths for you. That’s a win rate that suggests he should be closer to 5/2.</p><p> </p><h2>Best Tips for the Match</h2><p><strong>Back Rohit Sharma top India bat 7/2 <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a></strong></p><p><strong>Back Kuldeep Yadav top India bowler 10/3 <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Bet365</a>, Betfair and <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank">William Hill</a></strong></p><p><strong>Back Aaron Finch top Australia bat 4/1 <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betfair</a>, <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Paddy Power</a></strong></p></div>
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