Australia v Pakistan: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips
Australia’s cricketers had started the 2019 World Cup in positive fashion. On Sunday, however, they ran into an Indian side at the top of their game. The Aussies should still make the semis, but they need to respond positively to that loss.
Meanwhile, Aaron Finch’s men take on a Pakistan team who have accumulated three points from their opening three matches. A rain-ruined game against Sri Lanka has given bowlers and batsmen a chance to rest. But can Sarfaraz Ahmed’s men upset the World Cup odds this time?
What are the World Cup tips for Australia v Pakistan?
Australia will go into this game as clear sportsbook favourites, with the defending champions’ odds currently sitting at 1.36 with Betway. Meanwhile, Pakistan are available at 3.20, and that may interest some cricket bettors.
The 1992 World Champions have already overcome pre-tournament favourites, England. Moreover, we know that Pakistan can beat any side on their day. The key battle here is between the Pakistani batters and an Australian bowling attack. The latter conceded their highest-ever World Cup score on Sunday. Starc, Cummins and company need early wickets and if they break the top three cheaply, they will go on to win.
Match Odds Summary: Australia 1.36 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Pakistan 3.20.
What are the top batsman World Cup tips for Australia v Pakistan?
Steve Smith has been Australia’s most consistent batsman. After top scoring with 69 against India, the former skipper can be picked up for this game at odds of 4.33 with Bet365. David Warner starts as favourite in this top batsman market at 4.00. Meanwhile, current captain Aaron Finch is quoted at 4.50.
Usman Khawaja made a bright 42 last time out and he is listed at 5.00. Other Aussie picks include Glenn Maxwell at 7.00, and Marcus Stoinis at 13.00. Also, Betway is offering odds of 26.00 on Alex Carey.
When we move across to Pakistan’s version of the Top Batsman market, we find Babar Azam leading the way at 3.75. Opener Imam-ul-Haq is close behind at 4.00. Fakhar Zaman is the third favourite at 4.50.
Mohammad Hafeez found his form against England and looks a generous option at 6.00. Other selections for Pakistan include Shoaib Malik at 8.50, Asif Ali at 9.00, and Sarfaraz Ahmed at 11.00.
Our World Cup 2019 Satta for this match might be unexpected but we’re backing Usman Khawaja to come through with a major contribution. Without ever pushing through for a big score, Khawaja has shown glimpses of his best. We subsequently think he can prosper against this Pakistan attack.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: Australia: Warner 4.00, Smith 4.33, Finch 4.50, Khawaja 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Maxwell 7.00, Stoinis 13.00, Carey 26.00.
Pakistan: Azam 3.75, Imam 4.00, Zaman 4.50, Hafeez 6.00, Shoaib 8.50, Ali 9.00, Sarfaraz 11.00.
What are the total runs in match World Cup tips for Australia v Pakistan?
It’s always worth looking for total runs markets when cricket matches head to Taunton. This is known as a fast scoring ground with short boundaries and a pacy outfield. If teams play to their full potential, they should therefore go over any set lines.
For Australia v Pakistan on Wednesday, Bet365 have set their run line at 568.5 with the same odds of 1.90 to go over or under. We do have some issues with the English weather this week so you may want to check on conditions before committing to this bet. But, in the event of a full game, these two sides should go comfortably over that level.
Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 568.5: 1.90 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 568.5: 1.90.