Australia v West Indies: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 4, 2019

In terms of World Cup Cricket, Australia v West Indies is a classic fixture. The teams met in the very first final, way back in 1975, and they were the strongest ODI teams of the late 70s and early 80s. But who do our World Cup tips for Australia v West Indies favour for the upcoming match?

In recent times, West Indies cricket has been in a slump, while the Aussies have gone on to claim five World titles. 2019 could be different, however, as a resurgent Windies look equipped to compete with the best teams in this year’s tournament.

What are the World Cup tips for Australia v West Indies?

The sportsbooks shows a clear favourite with Australia leading the way at 1.45 with Betway. There will also be support for the West Indies at 2.75. Still, what does Jason Holder’s team need to do to convert?

Much will depend on Chris Gayle, and the Aussies will need to target the left hander early. Gayle started in brisk fashion with 50 from 34 balls against Pakistan. He’s therefore in form and ready to take the game from Australia. Additionally, we shouldn’t ignore the Windies pace battery, which blew Pakistan away on Friday.

This West Indian side can go deep into the tournament, but they may have to wait for more points. Our World Cup 2019 Satta subsequently goes on Australia to have a plan for Gayle and to combat the Windies’ bowling unit along the way.

Match Odds Summary: Australia 1.45 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), West Indies 2.75.

What are the top batsman World Cup tips for Australia v West Indies?

– Australia Batsman Picks

The concern for West Indies, and for other sides moving forward, is that David Warner has slotted right back into form. The left hander has been away from international cricket. Nevertheless, he led the run charts at the IPL and followed on with an unbeaten 89 against Afghanistan.

Warner is an obvious favourite to top score against the Windies at 3.75. He’s followed by Aaron Finch at 4.00. Steve Smith has also looked comfortable after the ban was lifted and the former skipper can be backed at 4.50.

Elsewhere, Usman Khawaja’s odds are quoted at 4.50. Meanwhile, Glenn Maxwell is at 8.50, and Marcus Stoinis is listed at 13.00.

– West Indies Batsman Picks

Moving across to the West Indies’ version of this top batsman market and we find Chris Gayle leading the way at odds of 4.00. Gayle may be the obvious pick, but there is lots of value in the Windies’ batting. One such example is Shai Hope at 4.33.

This is a good, young side with great promise. Therefore, we should also be looking at Evin Lewis at 6.00. In addition, Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer can both be claimed at 7.00.

Elsewhere, Darren Bravo looks to be struggling and could be one to miss at 7.00 with Betway. Meanwhile, Jason Holder may just offer a tempting price of 11.00 if the top order were to collapse.

We went for the favourites in the result betting, so we’re going to take a punt here. If our result bet is to come in then Australia will need to get Chris Gayle early and expose the middle order. There are some exciting power hitters in that lineup, too.  And while he’s less consistent than others, we’re backing Shimron Hetmyer to shine and score quickly in the middle overs.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Australia: Warner 3.75, Finch 4.00, Smith 4.50, Khawaja 4.50, Maxwell 8.50, Stoinis 13.00.

West Indies: Gayle 4.00, Hope 4.33, Lewis 6.00, Pooran 7.00, Hetmyer 7.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Bravo 7.00, Holder 11.00.

What are the total runs World Cup tips for Australia v West Indies?

It’s been a comprehensive cricket betting review so far. Therefore, we’ll end very quickly with one of our favourite World Cup markets. The Total Runs line is set at 620.5. As usual, the odds to go Over or Under are the same at 1.90.

That’s quite a high line, but we suspect this may be the highest scoring contest of the World Cup so far. West Indies are the key to it landing because we’re not worried about Australia, who look competent right throughout their batting unit. The youngsters will need to step up if Gayle fails. Nonetheless, we’re backing them all the way for this bet.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 620.5: 1.90 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 620.5: 1.90.