About the Cricket World Cup
India might be the current home of cricket, but England is where it was born.
The english want to show the world that they still are a superpower. If nothing else at least in the world of cricket.
Star players like Virat Kohli, Rashid Kahn, Glenn Maxwell, Shakib Al Hasan and many more. All ready to represent their countries and display their talents on a worldwide stage.
This is a huge tournament.
To give you a bit of perspective just on how large it is, you should know that it ranks third among all sporting events (behind the Soccer World Cup and Summer Olympics).
It is televised to over 2 billion viewers in over 200 countries. People attending the stadiums have steadily increased over the years, sponsorship money is getting larger and in turn the betting opportunities is tacking on plentiful for those interested in that.
World Cup 2019 Prediction
Our team of experts have spent a lot of time analzying this years tournament. Looking carefully at all the teams, and deciding who their key players are. Comparing weaknesses and strenghts of the different squads.
Compressing all that knowledge to make a prediction for each team.
We predict South Africa, England, Australia and India will make it to the semi finals. To win the entire event we picked India.
Look at our complete analysis of every team and their chances in the tournament.
History of the Cricket World Cup
The first official Cricket World Cup were hosted in England back in 1975. Although there were games played around the globe that were touted as the matches to decide the world champion, this were the first time that the tournament as we know it today were organized and held in one place. Many of the same teams that were invited back then are still in the top contending today as well.
The first three editions saw England hosting the event as this were the only place at the time that had the resources to host such a big event. This were the time that West Indies were dominating the World Cup after winning the first two official ones and then losing the third final in an upset against India.
As the game grew more popular around the world the pressure to host it elsewhere increased. In the 1987 edition we saw it move for the first time when India and Pakistan jointly hosted the Cricket World Cup. Different aspects of the game changed to keep up to date and more friendly to the new scenery. This continued onwards to the 1992 and 1996 edition as well where more and more changes came to the game.
In 1999 we saw the start of a dominating streak from a team from down under. Australia went on to not only win the event that were hosted in England, but also the next two tournaments against India and Sri Lanka. These last two events not only had them winning, but also sweeping the opposing teams. Much of this success were attributed to the very strong team that Australia had fostered up at this time led by their captain Shane Warne.
India wanted to end this unlikely streak (as probably other teams were looking to do as well) and did just that in 2011. Not only did they win it all, but they did so at their home stage when they hosted it with Sri Lanka. Australia only made it to the quarter finals and were quick to fall out of contention. Many would argue that cricket came home this tournament, and it is hard to argue given the cricket craze going on in India. Still, there are plenty of strong teams looking to make it to the finals this year and their team is gonna have to be fighting strong in order to repeat the victory.
In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup we saw the games being hosted by New Zealand and Australia. Probably the home crowds where amazing because none other than these two teams met in the final.
And of course.
Australia once again took home the championship. And will be going in to this world cup as reigning champions.
Cricket World Cup 2019 Teams
These are the teams that will compete in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup:
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
- West Indies
As mentioned the tournament format has changed some over the years. And once again there will be pretty big changes, there will only be 10 teams competing in England.
All teams will play each other in a round-robin format where the four best will advance to the semi-finals.
We will miss some of the smaller cricket nations, but this new format ensures higher quality games and removes some of the luck element of getting an easier group.
Which teams qualify for the World Cup is determined in another fashion than most other competitions. Here the Test-playing nations are automatically qualified for the tournament, which is currently a total of 7 teams. The last two places were determined by a series of qualifying tournaments played between the teams that are right behind these top teams in the rankings.
These two spots were secured by West Indies and Afghanistan. Most noteable teams not attending are Zimbabwe and Ireland.
Cricket World Cup Betting
The best way to make money with betting is by taking advantage of all the promotions and bonuses offered by bookies.
And we can assure you that an event of this magnitude is gonna garner the interest of betting sites and they will surely post up plenty of betting odds and special promotions.
Just make sure you don't end up using rogue betting sites. You can check how we judge the seriousness of most bookmakers in our cricket betting sites section.
Now it is getting much closer to the actual event and there are plenty more bets popping up. You have the standard outright bets on who will win the whole tournament at most any sportsbook that hosts cricket betting odds.
You can also bet on which teams will win the group stage and also who will be the topscorer during the tournament. There are over 80 players that you can bet on depending on where you are placing your bets.
As the tournament gets underway you can bet (heh) that the selection of odds and markets that are available will skyrocket. Match winners, best opening partnership, who will bat first, over/under on runs and wickets, will we see a century, and many more bets are bound to show up.
We will post the biggest promotions and exclusive offers in our blog.
Cricket World Cup Betting Tips
Important things to keep in mind when betting:
- Only bet money you can afford to lose
- Try not to bet too much of your bankroll on a single bet
- Claim bonuses and prizes
- Never bet while drunk or under influence
- Dont't think you have to win back your losses right away