The Cricket World Cup maybe three years away, but it’s never to early to get a good priced bet before the odds change!
As with any sport, the World Cup is the pinnacle, but maybe even more so in cricket. A lot of the time, the best cricketers in the world will rarely be seen on the county circuit. Due to there being so many formats, international cricket is pretty much a top player’s main team.
Compare this to football and its the other way round in terms of playtime. As a result, there isn’t really a Champions League equivalent, making the Cricket World Cup the big one for every fan.
It takes place every four years and the next one will be held in 2023. India is the host for this one. This will be the first time they have hosted it on their own, having previously shared it with other neighbouring countries.
India will be hoping for the recent trend of hosts winning the tournament to carry on. Since 2011, every host has won it – India, Australia, and most recently England.
The next tournament is going to be a fantastic one, with lots of young promising talent on show in the last World Cup. In total, there will be ten teams in the competition. This is made up of the top seven sides in the world plus the hosts, and then a five-team qualification tournament for the last two places.
Cricket World Cup 2023 Odds (Betfair)
India – 2/1
Even though it’s still a long way off, the hosts will be planning for this one already. Cricket in India is huge and they will have a huge amount of support. They have won the World Cup twice in their history and are a fantastic cricketing nation.
Currently, they sit second in the ICC ODI rankings with Kohli ranked as the besy ODI batter. He is arguably the best cricketer in the world and at the age of 31, he would expect to be at the next World Cup.
On top of this, they have great depth in their squad with lots of good young players shining in the IPL and various other formats. At 2/1 now, this should be the best price they sit at unless something drastic happens which is highly unlikely for Kohli’s side.
England – 3/1
Last years winners will be confident of repeating their success after finally winning the competition. They won it in dramatic style, taking it down to the final ball of a super-over against New Zealand. England knows they need to bring in some fresh faces now, with Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad unlikely to feature in 2023.
However, players such a Jofra Archer will help fill this gap. On top of this, a lot of the England side play in the Indian Premier League. Even though this is a different format, the players will now be familiar with the Indian players and the crowds.
England are currently ranked the number one ODI side and on their day they are unbeatable!
Australia – 4-1
It can’t be an international cricket tournament, without Australia being one of the favourites. They won the tournament in 2015 for the fifth time in their history and are the most successful side in international history.
After the ball-tampering fiasco in 2018, Australia are now on their way back up. Justin Langer is now in charge and is turning them into a great cricketing side. They also have Steve Smith who is only 30 so will be in the next World Cup. He is one of the best batters the game has ever seen.
On top of this, they have new players breaking in like Marnus Labuschagne. Over the past year, they have gone from strength to strength and under Langer and will be confident of taking on anyone in India.
Obviously there are more odds available at Betfair, with countries such as New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan all at very interesting prices. Be sure to check out their odds as backing them early could bag you a great win in the long run!