Cricket World Cup 2019 Betting Match 20 and 21: Australia vs Sri Lanka and Afghanistan vs South Africa

Ed Hawkins

Friday, June 14, 2019 8:27 PM UTC

Friday, Jun. 14, 2019 8:27 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) finds two chunky prices to take on for Saturday’s doubleheader

<div><h2>Australia v Sri Lanka</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/world-cup/sri-lanka-vs-australia-3738796/?mtid=6" target="_blank">Saturday 14th June, 10.30</a><a href="http://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/world-cup/sri-lanka-vs-australia-3738796/?mtid=6" target="_blank"> at The Oval, London</a></p><p>England’s procession against West Indies on Friday effectively ended the World Cup group stage as a competitive event. Barring something bonkers occurring, the semi-finalists will be, in no particular order, India, England, New Zealand, and Australia. It says little for the tournament – already spoilt by the weather – that we’re slightly less than halfway through the league section.</p><p>One of those bonkers things, of course, could be an Australia loss to <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/cricket/world-cup-betting-sorry-sri-lanka-clutch-at-straws/89847/" target="_blank">Sri Lanka</a>. This is the sort of implosion required now to breathe new life into this stage of the competition. There’s not a great chance of it happening, according to the layers. Australia is no better than 1/7 (1.14) with Betfair with Sri Lanka at 6/1 (7.0) with Betfred.</p><p>When one team is expected to dominate we have to look elsewhere for a wager. And you could do worse than follow David Warner, the Aussie opener, for man of the match.</p><p>Warner has good form on his side. He has a ton in his last outing and he has a golden chance for another against a weak Lanka attack. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Bet365 </a>go 8/1 (9.0) that he picks up the gong. On career form, Warner is more like a 13/2 shot in the market.</p><p><strong>Best Tips for the Match</strong></p><p>David Warner man of the match 8/1 Bet365</p><h2>Afghanistan v South Africa</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/world-cup/south-africa-vs-afghanistan-3738797/?mtid=6" target="_blank">Saturday 15th June, 13.30</a><a href="http://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/world-cup/south-africa-vs-afghanistan-3738797/?mtid=6" target="_blank"> at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff</a></p><p>South Africa have had a bitterly disappointing World Cup campaign. They lost their first three matches and in a game they had to win against West Indies in Southampton, the weather denied them the opportunity. They are in the sorriest of states.</p><p>So zero wins from four means we have the extraordinary situation of this game being almost like a battle to avoid the wooden spoon. South Africa have no wins in four, Afghanistan has no wins in three. We’re pretty sure the Saffers will be terrified of the prospect of defeat here.</p><p>And that could let us in for a wager on the Afghans at 6/1 (Betfred), particularly as South Africa’s bowling unit remains in pieces. Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the tournament and Lungi Ngidi is unlikely to be risked with a hamstring problem. South Africa, then, are hugely reliant on the big guns – Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir, and Kagiso Rabada.</p><p>We won’t put off anyone betting the Afghans but our top wager is De Kock at 3/1 (4.0) with Betfred to top score. On two-year data, he wins at shorter odds.</p><p><strong>Best Tips for the Match</strong></p><p>Quinton de Kock top SA bat 3/1 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betfred</a></p></div>
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