Cricket World Cup 2019 Betting Match 5: De Kock and Ngidi reliable

Ed Hawkins

Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:12 PM UTC

Saturday, Jun. 1, 2019 9:12 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) uncovers value on the top batsman and bowler markets for Sunday’s match

<div><h2><strong>Bangladesh v South Africa</strong></h2><p><strong>Sunday 10.30</strong></p><p>It has been a quiet, reserved start to the World Cup. Four games in and we are awaiting an actual contest. Could this be the one to light the blue touch paper?</p><p>South Africa, of course, got the tournament off to a ponderous start against England. At the break in that match they had done superbly to restrict the hosts thanks to the pace of Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi and the trickery of Imran Tahir. That was to form.</p><p>Unfortunately so was their batting effort and they only briefly threatened to shake off their record as a team which struggles to put bat to ball. That set the tone. Pakistan were hopeless against West Indies at Trent Bridge, throwing in the sort of chaotic performance for which they are known, and often feared, by gamblers. And the first double header on Saturday was a complete non event with New Zealand and Australia thrashing Sri Lanka and Afghanistan respectively.</p><p>By the way, if you missed the wager of the tournament checked here previously – Sri Lanka to finish bottom – you can still get 2/1 (3.0) with William Hill and it looks as though they are going to really struggle after the ten-wicket hammering.</p><p>There are good bets for the Saffer and Bangla clash, though. Quinton de Kock is a terrifically reliable top-bat winner and after copping against England we thought he would shorten up. But not short enough. He goes off at no better than 13/5 (3.6) with Betfair. On his two-year form data (ie how often he actually cops) he should be 7/5 (2.4). That’s a nice chunk in our favour.</p><p>Also in our favour is an injury to Hashim Amla, his main rival in this market. <a href="" target="_blank">Amla</a> got clonked on the head by Jofra Archer at The Oval and he could be kept out of the firing line. He didn’t net on the eve of the match.</p><p>Finally, go in on Ngidi for top South Africa bowler. Sooner or later the layers will realise that with his win rate and strike rate he should be favourite. He is consistently their best bowler in this regard. Betfair go 10/3 (4.33). With Dale Steyn an injury doubt (not that he has a record to worry our man) he should relish being the main man.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Best tips for the match</strong></h2><p><strong>De Kock top SA bat 13/5 <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betfair</a></strong></p><p><strong>Ngidi top SA bowler 10/3 <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" target="_blank">Betfair</a></strong></p></div>
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