2019 Cricket Betting Odds to Focus on World Cup

January 4th, 2019 Cricket, Sportsbook

Certainly, the biggest event of 2019 with the Cricket betting odds will be the 2019 Cricket World Cup.  This year the Cricket World Cup will take place May 30, July 14, 2019 from England and Wales.  In fact, this is such a prestigious event that it was awarded all the way back in 2006.  The opening match will be played at The Oval with the final being played at Lord’s.  It follows that this is the fifth time that England and Wales will host the Cricket World Cup with the last event there in 1999.

2019 Cricket World Cup

At the beginning the 2019 Cricket World Cup format will be comprised of a single group of ten teams.  Each team will play the other nine entries.  Following that the top four teams will advance to the knockout stage.  Correlate that the knockout stage will include then semi final and final.  Along the same lines the handicapping will still be quite the challenge with the best group of teams ever in this competition.

Initially there has been criticism about the lack of Associate teams in this year’s tournament. To be exact there are now 12 test nations playing and most believe that two of them could have been accommodated for the Cricket World Cup.  This will be the first time that the Cricket World Cup has failed to include associate teams.  Balanced against that is that there was a total of 14 teams in the past two Cricket World Cup events.  But the leadership structure decided to alter qualification rules going forward.

Regardless this event will draw considerable online sportsbook attention and betting action.

Among the venues for the 2019 Cricket World Cup include Old Trafford in Manchester.  Accordingly, Old Trafford is among the most historic venues in all of sports anywhere on earth.  Additionally, Edgbaston, Hampshire Bowl, Trend Bridge, and Cardiff Wales Stadium are the other best-known host venues.  Extending the excitement with the b is the World Cup being determined at historic sites.  On the whole even non-cricket fans will be attracted for that very reason.

Naturally there will be some literal dream matchups that cannot be matched for quality.  Indeed England vs. Australia at Lord’s, India vs. Pakistan at Old Trafford, and England vs. India at Edgbaston immediately catch eyes.  Along the same lines it is believed that England’s diverse population will further drive interest.  It is true that there will be fans following every team in the tournament.  Correspondingly this will certainly have an affect on the Cricket betting Odds. Equally important such fandom could keep the odds more even with better value offered to gamblers.

Concurrently the Cricket World Cup is the third most watched event in the world.  By holding the tournament in England and Wales it is believed to be a golden opportunity to grow the game.  Consistent with that is the stated desire for such growth.

Australia is the current champion and the most successful nation in history.  As a matter of fact, the Aussies have captured a total of five Cricket World Cup titles.  Overall Australia has won four of the last five Cricket World Cups.  After that India was the only other winner in that span in 2011.   Despite being a three-time runner up and four-time host England has never won this event.

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