Cricket World Cup 2019 Betting Match 38: England vs India

Ed Hawkins

Saturday, June 29, 2019 5:32 PM UTC

Saturday, Jun. 29, 2019 5:32 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) says the former World Cup favourites could rediscover their mojo against India.
<div><h2><strong>England v India</strong></h2><div><strong>Sunday 10.30</strong></div><p> </p><p>England find themselves close to crisis with two games to go in the group stage. One win could still be enough for qualification for the semi-finals, but it wasn’t supposed to have been like this.</p><p>The No 1 team in the world, who have swept all before them since the last World Cup with an extraordinary batting revolution, are struggling to make the knockouts of their own tournament after three losses, two of them stunning upsets and the other a heavy beating against their old foes Australia.</p><p>Defeats by Pakistan and Sri Lanka are perhaps more telling given the quality of opposition. Against Pakistan, their often-wayward bowling went walkabout meaning that England were left with a World Cup record chase. They collapsed from a position of strength. But surely it was just a blip for a team that came into the tournament with an 85 per cent chase record?</p><p>Sri Lanka turned the screw to suggest not. England couldn’t even take it to the death when they fell 20 runs short of a target of 233. Those losses suggested all was not well in the camp. England seemed to be struggling with pressure, expectation. This was compounded when they went missing again batting second against the Aussies, a loss which would have hurt more. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Given such issues, the bookies have reacted</a>. Astonishingly, England are out to even money (2.0) pretty much across the board for victory in this one with India best at 20/23 (1.87) with Betfair. This could be an overreaction.</p><p>On short form (statistical variance, possibly) it makes sense but over a longer study period it is hard to believe those odds are fair. It’s at least a choice affair so by the letter of the value law we have to side with England to hit back, particularly as mojo man Jason Roy is expected to return.</p><p>We will also be backing Rohit Sharma for top runscorer honours at 3s (4.0) with Betfair. We know he should be favourite on this market instead of Virat Kohli on our two-year data strategy. Again, his form has dipped in the last two matches but the more numbers the merrier.</p><h2>Best Tips for the Match</h2><p><em>Back Rohit Sharma top India batsman 3/1 <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Betfair</a></em></p><p><em>Back England evens <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bet365</a>, Betfair, <a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Betfred</a>, <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coral</a>, <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a>, <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paddy Power</a>, <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Hill</a></em></p></div>
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