Cricket World Cup 2019 Betting Matches 28 and 29: India vs Afghanistan and New Zealand vs West Indies

Ed Hawkins

Friday, June 21, 2019 6:41 PM UTC

Friday, Jun. 21, 2019 6:41 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says there is top-bat value for Saturday’s double header of India vs Afghanistan and New Zealand vs West Indies
<div><h2><strong>India v Afghanistan</strong></h2><p><strong>Saturday 10.30 </strong></p><p>This could be a bit of a run festival if <a href="http://https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/world-cup/india-vs-afghanistan-3738804/?mtid=6" target="_blank">India </a>bat first on a belting Southampton wicket. Runs have been in short supply so far at the venue with West Indies and South Africa (against this Indian attack) struggling.</p><p>That could all change. Afghanistan have been a disappointment in this World Cup, which is saying something considering their lowly status. Their bowling has lacked penetration and discipline…and the same can be said of their batting, fielding. No one has disappointed more than Rashid Khan who has taken only three wickets and gone for more than seven an over. England smashed him to pieces in their latest defeat.</p><p>With India’s batters set to tuck in, we’re keen on Rohit Sharma for another lengthy stay at the crease. He looked in sublime touch with a big ton against Pakistan. The 5/6 (1.83) from Ladbrokes that he manages a half-century fits the bill perfectly.</p><h2>Best Tips for the Match</h2><p><strong>Back Rohit Sharma for 50 5/6 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a></strong></p><p> </p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><p> </p></a><p> </p><h2>New Zealand v West Indies</h2><p><strong>Saturday 13.30</strong></p><p>The Kiwis knocked out South Africa for their fourth win out of five with one no result. Their bowling was, once again, hugely impressive, and a one-dimensional West Indies could falter here.</p><p>The Windies have only one win this series – their terrific display in their opener against Pakistan proving to be a false dawn – and a loss here will knock them out. In truth, their hopes are done for and they have only a mathematical chance of a semi-final spot now. At no better than 8/13 (1.62), <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/int/world-cup/west-indies-vs-new-zealand-3738805/?mtid=6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> are a warm order. But we will resist the temptation of a skinny-priced bet. After all, you’re probably able to work out that this should be another win for New Zealand by just glancing at the table.</p><p>Instead, we’ll be betting Ross Taylor for top New Zealand runscorer honours again. He let us down against South Africa but we have to keep faith because he is a high-quality player.</p><p>William Hill go 4/1 (5.0) that he tops and we know that Taylor should be more like 2/1. On two-year data, that is the rate he is winning this market at. Despite the impressive form of Kane Williamson, the Kiwi skipper is too short. He is 11/4 (3.75) with Bet365 but he wins like a 3/1 (4.0) shot.</p><h2>Best Tips for the Match</h2><p><strong>Back Ross Taylor top New Zealand bat 4/1 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Hill</a></strong></p></div>
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