T20 World Cup Betting

The Twenty20 format in cricket is without doubt, the most marketable and lucrative form of cricket when compared to the other popular cricket formats like test cricket and one day internationals. There are numerous domestic T20 leagues across the world from the Indian Premier League (IPL), Big Bash League (BBL) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) that are all based on the Twenty20 format.

However, the biggest Twenty20 tournament on the cricketing calendar is the ICC World Twenty20. This tournament is hosted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and it is usually played in one of the premier cricket nations during early spring every other year. This tournament is played over several matches and days and attracts a huge following.

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T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule

Oct 16, 2022
04:00
Sri Lanka
Namibia
T20 World Cup 2022 - 1st Match, Group A
1.10Sri Lanka
8.10Namibia
Coming Soon
08:00
United Arab Emirates
Netherlands
T20 World Cup 2022 - 2nd Match, Group A
1.75United Arab Emirates
2.12Netherlands
Coming Soon
Oct 17, 2022
04:00
West Indies
Scotland
T20 World Cup 2022 - 3rd Match, Group B
1.10West Indies
9.60Scotland
Coming Soon
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World Cup T20 2021 Video Preview and Analysis in Hindi

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T20 World Cup 2022 Betting Predictions 

The T20 World Cup 2022 is going to start on the 16th of October. It has been just a year since we last had a T20 World Cup but it is still going to be a highly awaited event. Australia is the defending champion and will be playing at home. This is probably the biggest sporting event being held in Australia since COVID-19 hit. 

There are a lot of teams that are genuine contenders for this title (in fact, we think this could be the most open T20 World Cup ever) and we are going to see which ones stack up the best. 

Betting predictions and preview for the T20 World Cup 2022.

Format

There are 16 teams taking part in the T20 World Cup 2022 in two stages. 

Round 1 is going to be between the 6 qualifying nationals ( Zimbabwe, UAE, Ireland, Scotland, Namibia, and the Netherlands) and the 9th and 10th ranked T20 nations at the date of the cutoff (Sri Lanka, West Indies)

Only four out of these eight teams are going to qualify for Round 2. 

For Round 2, teams will be divided into two groups of 6 with two qualifiers from Round 1 in each group. 

Betting Predictions and preview for Round 1 T20 World Cup 2021

There are four places up for grabs and we don’t think you should automatically assume that Sri Lanka and the West Indies will sail through. 

Here are how the teams are grouped for Round 1:

Group A

  • UAE
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • Sri Lanka

Group B

  • Ireland
  • West Indies
  • Zimbabwe
  • Scotland

If you look at Group A, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands have an excellent chance of getting through to the next round. Sri Lanka just won the Asia Cup in impressive fashion and the conditions should suit the Netherlands as well. 

Namibia can be a wild card here but they depend too much on David Wiese

Sri Lanka and Netherlands should be able to make it out of this group all things considered. 

In Group B of Round 1, the competition is much tougher and every team is capable of beating the other. Zimbabwe and the West Indies will fancy their chances but there is not a single matchup that you would think is a foregone conclusion. 

Our Prediction for 4 teams to qualify after Round 1:

  • West Indies
  • Sri Lanka
  • Netherlands
  • Zimbabwe

Betting Predictions and preview for Round 2 T20 World Cup 2022

This is where the T20 World Cup is really going to pick up steam. Every team is going to play 5 group matches after which the Top-2 teams from each group will qualify for the semi-final. 

Here are the Groups for Round 2:

Group 1

  • Australia
  • England
  • New Zealand
  • Afghanistan
  • TBD
  • TBD

Group 2

  • South Africa
  • India
  • Bangladesh
  • Pakistan
  • TBD
  • TBD

As you can see, there are no easy matches but Group 1 appears to be slightly more difficult for the teams involved. 

Our Prediction for the Four Semi-Finalists of the T20 World Cup 2021

  • England
  • Australia
  • India
  • Pakistan

Let us look at the strengths and weaknesses of each of these teams:

England World Cup T20 Prediction

Captain: Jos Buttler

Strengths

There is no other team in the world that has the depth in its cricketing structure that England has at the moment. Jos Buttler is going to come very well prepared and stack his side with what he thinks is needed to win.

There are six hitters like Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Liam Livingstone, and Phil in the lineup. Dawid Malan is one of the most consistent T20 international players in the world. The depth in the batting lineup is just incredible. 

They have a quality leg-spinner in Adil Rashid alongside some tremendous all-rounders and death bowlers. Mark Wood, with his express pace, could be one of the players to watch out for here. There really is no part of the puzzle that is missing. 

Weaknesses

There are not too many but England may struggle with a problem of plenty. It has Ben Stokes returning to the format after a long break and he will take the place of someone who is an established match-winner. Picking the right players for the job is going to be key. England can also struggle against Asian sides that tie them up with spin and on surfaces that are a bit slow. 

Australia World Cup T20 Prediction

Captain: Aaron Finch

Strengths

The defending champions, Australia, is going to be one team that every opponent fears coming up against. There is simply nothing that can be done to stop this explosive lineup of players when it is in full flow. 

The biggest strength has to be an unrelenting and never-ending lineup of six-hitting batsmen. We are talking about the likes of Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, and Aaron Finch in one lineup. Almost all of their bowlers can bat as well and that gives them batting depth on par with what the best teams in the world have. 

Playing at home is a massive advantage as well. The return of Mitchell Starc to the lineup will give Australia one of the best ever death bowlers in the format. The emergence of Adam Zampa in the last few years as an attacking option at all times of a T20 match should not be taken lightly either. 

Weaknesses

The two biggest weaknesses for Australia would have to be fitness and a desire to keep legacy players around despite recent performances. There are four to five players returning from injuries and they could break down during the tournament. Also, someone like Steve Smith or even Aaron Finch does not really fit into the mould of cricket that Australia is now playing. Keeping them around based on pat performances and reputations is something that could but them at a crucial time.

India World Cup T20 Prediction

Captain: Rohit Sharma

Strengths 

India is another team that has a tremendous amount of depth in its T20 cricket. It has changed the style of cricket that it is playing since its early exit in 2021 and is now a much more attacking team. One of the factors that cannot be overstated is the quality of its batsmen. Australian pitches tend to have a lot of bounce and pace. The grounds are also some of the biggest in the world. Batsmen that have a good record against pace and bounce will shine and India has that in abundance. 

Virat Kohli is back in form and loves playing in Australia. Rohit Sharma is one of the most destructive T20 batters in the world and Lokesh Rahul seems to have bought into the team's attacking philosophy as well. This T20 World Cup could be the one where Suryakumar Yadav (SKY) comes into his own and cements his place as the future of Indian cricket. It is also impossible not to bring up Hardik Pandya when you talk of India's strengths. He will be one of their key batters and bowl in most matches as well.

Power hitting is not going to be a problem for this Indian team.

Weaknesses

India's biggest concern will be its bowling. Jasprit Bumrah is unlikely to be available for selection and the rest of the bowling looks quite thin. Death bowling is something that has not been India's forte and even its lead spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal, is going through a bad patch at the moment.

India also does not have an attacking left-handed batter in its lineup at the moment. There is no Ishan Kishan in the squad and Rishab Pant is unlikely to make the eleven. Teams can anticipate and plan matchups for India's right handers more easily than otherwise. 

Pakistan World Cup T20 Prediction

Captain: Babar Azam

Strengths

You cannot have a major tournament and not talk about Pakistan. It has a bowling attack that is the stuff of dreams and it also has two of the best T20 batters in the world right now. 

Babar Azam and Mohammad Riazwan form the most prolific batting pair in the world right now. There may be some concerns about their strike rate but we don't think that will cause them to change their approach. Shan Masood is another player that could really shine on the Australian surfaces. 

The bowling is where Pakistan really moves to the next level. 

Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf are all set to play in the playing eleven for most matches. They will likely go with Shadab Khan as the first spinner and Mohammad Nawaz as the second. The fact that both the spinners are excellent batters adds a lot of depth to the batting as well. 

Pakistan is not going to give you any easy overs, that is for certain. 

Weaknesses

Power hitting and getting momentum in the batting has been a problem for Pakistan in the past. The team has been getting better and is empowering its players to play fearlessly but it is still an area where it is behind some of the other contenders. 

Pakistan’s fielding is also going to be a big concern. Dropped catches, missed run-outs, and extra runs in the field can all cost matches, especially when the margins are expected to be very tight. 

The fielding is an area where Pakistan has a lot of work to do.

Our Prediction for the Winner of the T20 World Cup 2022

Australia (4.00)

There are a couple of things that we really value in the Australian team. The first is attention to detail when it comes to planning and the other is the fact that every single aspect of the team seems to be well-covered. 

Australia is the team with the least number of weaknesses and the team that is likely to make the least mistakes. It is led by a captain considered to be a very smart strategist and the team has experience of playing (and winning) high-pressure matches. 

Australia is playing at home and has taken its T20 cricket to a whole new level in recent times.Winning the T20 World Cup two times in succession has not been done by any team so far but Australia could well become the first team to do so. 

Bet on Australia to win. 


World Cup T20 2022 Winner Odds

Team Betway 10CRIC Bet365
Up to date as of 25 August 2021
India 4.30 4.50 4.30
England 4.75 4.70 4.75
West Indies 13.50 12.95 13.00
Australia 4.00 4.50 4.00
Pakistan 9.00 9.90 9.00
New Zealand 8.50 8.40 8.70
South Africa 8.50 8.80 8.50
Sri Lanka 19.00 19.50 19.00
Bangladesh 81.00 82.00 81.00
Afghanistan 56.00 57.00 54.00
Ireland 301.00 300.00 301.00
Namibia 1001.00 1200.00 1501.00
Netherlands 601.00 600.00 601.00
UAE 1001.00 1000.00 1001.00
Zimbabwe 201.00 200.00 201.00
Scotland 501.00 500.00 501.00

History of the ICC World Twenty20

The ICC World Twenty20 is a relatively new format and was started in 2007. The tournament is usually made up of the 10 ICC test teams as well as a number of cricketing minnows. The tournament is scheduled to be held every two years and the venues change for each tournament.

The 2007 tournament was held in South Africa while the last tournament in 2012 took place on the island of Sri Lanka. Till date, there are 4 tournaments that have taken place and the 5th tournament will take place in 2014.

Most of these T20 matches are played under lights and the stadium is usually turned into an entertainment venue with cheerleaders, high profile DJ’s and a team of international commentators calling these matches. These events are attended by a number of celebrities from across the world and the after parties receive a lot of media attention.

The 2014 tournament takes place during March and April, which will also be peak summer in Bangladesh. Players can expect sweltering heat and humidity and the chances of a match being abandoned due to rain are extremely slim.

Why is it called the World Twenty20?

There are three formats in cricket: The Test format which takes place over a period of 5 days and gives each team two innings. The One Day International format which gives each team 50 overs per side. The Twenty20 format which gives each team only 20 overs per match. This is why the tournament is referred to as the Twenty20 format.

The reason is it called the World Twenty20 is because all ICC members take part in the tournament and compete against each other to determine the eventual winner. Hence, it is played on a global scale with all the cricketing nations taking part. The eventual winner is awarded the status of a World Twenty20 champion as during the tournament they play hard and have to win consistently to be the eventual winners.

Historic Results

The first ICC World Twenty20 tournament in 2007 was held in South Africa and was won by India. This was the exact push that the Twenty20 format needed as the cricket crazy nation of India was thrilled to see their team lift the world championship and soon the Indian Premier League (India’s domestic T20 format) took center stage to become one of the richest leagues in the world.

The 2009 edition took place in England and was won by Pakistan, who were also runners up in the 2007 tournament. The next tournament took place in 2010 in the West Indies and was won by England. The 2012 edition took place in Sri Lanka and the tournament was won by the West Indies, who will look to defend their championship in Bangladesh during 2014.

Winning the ICC World Twenty20 not only brings recognition and reward to the players but also sparks a huge interest in cricket as the West Indies found out in 2012. After a decline for almost a decade, the 2012 victory proved to be just what the Caribbean nation needed as it helped to boost interest all over the West Indies once again.

Teams Competing

The tournament for the first time will feature 16 teams in 2014, 10 of which will be the regular ICC team members. The ICC is doing this to encourage cricketing minnows to make their mark in the Twenty20 format and see if they can compete with some of the big names. The 6 ICC associate members will be determined after they compete in a ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.

The 10 ICC members are a given and they will be England, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

England – Will be captained by Stuart Broad and their star batsmen will be Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright and Alex Hales.

New Zealand – Will be captained by Brendon McCullum and their star batsmen will be Ross Taylor, Jess Ryder and all rounder Daniel Vettori.

South Africa – Captained by Faf Du Plessis, South Africa is filled with high profile names from AB Devillers, new kid on the block Quinton de Kock and fast bowler Dale Steyn.

Sri Lanka – Captained by Angelo Matthews, they will be counting on the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, T Dilshan and Thisara Perera.

India – Will be one of the tournament favourites and will be captained by MS Dhoni. Their star players include Virat Kohli, S Dhawan and Suresh Raina.

Pakistan – Will be captained by Misbah ul Haq and will feature a number of new players. Some of their key players will include Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi and world class spinner Saeed Ajmal.

Australia – Captained by George Bailey, the Aussies have a number of stars such as Dave Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch and fast bowler Mitchell Johnson.

West Indies – The defending champions will be captained by Darren Sammy and the players to watch out for include the most destructive batsmen in Twenty20 cricket, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Marlon Samuels.

While Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are not expected to pose any serious threats to these established teams, Bangladesh could pull off the odd upset as they are playing at home and know the conditions well.

Tournament Format

The tournament will see the teams split into two groups. Group 1 will comprise of 4 of the seeded teams, while Group 2 will have the other 4 seeded teams. There will also be two qualifying teams from the 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier and one team will make their way into Group 1 and the other to Group 2.

Each group will play their respective teams once and points will be awarded points based on the following criterias: There will be 2 points for a win, 0 points for a loss and 1 point if the match is abandoned due to rain.

This stage of the tournament is known as the round robin stage and the teams will be rated based on the points they score. After the round robin stage, there will be a Super 8 and based on those results there will be a semi final and then the grand finals.

Betting on the ICC World Twenty20

Given the amount of exposure and anticipation for this event, you will find futures bets on who will win the trophy well in advance of the tournament even starting. Sometimes more than a year. This simply goes to show how popular this tournament is.

If you want to bet on the World Championship of Twenty20, you can take a pick: all of the respectable online betting sites will offer bets on these matches, and most will also feature many different prop bets to boot. As always, we will recommend checking out Bet365 as it is the top bookie when it comes to betting on cricket online.

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