Play-offs: ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019 Betting

Ed Hawkins

Monday, October 28, 2019 11:43 AM UTC

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 11:43 AM UTC

What are the hot tips and best bets as the play-offs begin in the UAE?
<div><h2>Play-off matches</h2><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Check All Cricket Odds"><strong>Tuesday 29 October 2019</strong></a></p><p>One from the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates can book their trip to the World T20 in Australia next year with victory in the play-off in Dubai on Tuesday. But it’s not the end of the road for the loser who will get a second bite of the cherry against Scotland on Wednesday.</p><p>The qualifying campaign has been full of shocks which has caused consternation and confusion for punters. It’s unlikely to end with the play-offs, a befuddling mismash of qualifiers and eliminators. There are four qualifiers, two semi-finals and then, ridiculously, matches to determine who has finished third, fourth and fifth.</p><p>Even then, it’s not over. For whoever actually qualifies alongside Ireland and Papua New Guinea, there is another qualifying tournament Down Under. In that unnecessary tournament, the Associates will try to stop one, or both, from Bangladesh and West Indies making it through to the real deal. If they don’t, they miss out on the jamboree.</p><p><a href=";a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><p>The UAE have had a terrible time of things, losing key players to corruption charges, but they have fought bravely and are possibly value for this one against the men in orange. <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Betfair</a> and <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Paddy Power</a> go 2.75 (7/4) about UAE, which is chunky. In the context of this tournament it looks extremely big.</p><p>The eagle-eyed will also spot a possible rick by William Hill on the top Holland bowler market. Hills go 5.0 (4/1) about Paul van Meekeren taking most wickets. Van Meekeren is averaging two wickets per game (he has 12 for the tournament, the most of any Netherlands player) and his strike rate of a wicket every 11.4 balls is superior. Hills are guilty of making Roelof van der Merwe jolly probably because they have heard of him (he has played and done well in county cricket). Van der Merwe has ten wickets in the series but needs 13.8 balls per wicket. He heads the market at 4.5 (7/2).</p><p>In Wednesday’s other qualifier, Namibia take on Oman. Namibia have been terrific after a slow start but are rated outsiders at 2.2 (6/5) by <a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in game with Unibet!">Unibet</a>. We’re not sure that’s fair and we have it down as a choice affair.</p><p><strong>Best Bet: Paul van Meekeren top Netherlands bowler 5.00 at <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join William Hill Today!">William Hill</a></strong></p></div>
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