Prop Bets To Put Your Money On During World Cup 2019 (Part 1)

By Dhanu Delphi on June 19, 2019

The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is currently in full swing in the UK. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at the best World Cup prop bets currently available for betting at this year’s exciting international cricket tournament.

Four Best World Cup Prop Bets

The 2019 ICC World Cup taking place in England has caused a lot of excitement all over the world. Meanwhile, cricket bettors have been lining up to place money on their favourite teams and players at the sportsbooks. If you are not a seasoned punter, though, you may not be aware of the many different prop bets that are available on each World Cup game, as well as the entire tournament.

Outright Winner

The most popular bet with average cricket punters is betting outright on the final result. This usually comes down to which team is going to win/lose. The other options are whether the match will result in a draw. Most sportsbooks advertise these outright odds on the main betting page, making it easy for punters to place their bets.

You can place bets on the outright winner of each match, or you can place bets on picking the outright winner of the whole 2019 ICC World Cup. However, there are many other different types of bets available, which are often referred to as prop bets or futures.

Here are some of the different types of prop bets available:

Top Tournament Runscorer

This prop bet gives punters the option to put down money on different batsmen who they think will finish as the tournament’s top run scorer, or the batsman with the most amount of runs.

The bookies feature the likes of Rohit Sharma (4.50), Joe Root (5) and Shakib Al Hasan (5.50). Other names like David Warner, Virat Kohli and Jonny Bairstow are also in the mix.

Given that there are so many more matches to be played, this can be rather tough to pick. This is why you have such great odds. Those punters who have been following the World Cup know that Sharma, Root and Shakib Al Hasan have been in tremendous form. However, the question is whether they will sustain momentum and continue to score heavy throughout the tournament?

Top Tournament Wicket Taker

This prop bet gives punters the option to put down money on different bowlers who they think will finish as the tournament’s leading wicket takers. The cricket betting odds of you winning big money is a lot better when you place your bets during the early stages of the tournament, rather than wait untill it gets to the semi-finals.

Based on the matches that have taken place so far, sportsbooks have M Starc (4.50), J Archer (6) and M Amir at (6.50) as the tournament’s top wicket takers. Some of the other bowlers featured on this list include J Bumrah, P Cummings, K Yadav and L Ferguson.

Top Runscorer For Each Team

Sportsbooks are breaking down the action by team using the same prop bet as above. There is also a top runscorer for each team at the end of the tournament.

So if you take Team India you have batsmen like R Sharma and V Kohli; South Africa  you have Quinton de Kock and Faf Du Plessis, and for England you have Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. Sportsbooks have this prop bet for all 10 teams in the tournament. It’s also a great way to put some money and walk out with winnings odds.

Top Wicket Taker For Each Team

This is the prop bet where sportsbooks give you the option to pick the leading wicket taker for each team.

England has J Archer and C Woakes; Australia has M Starc and P Cummins; New Zealand has T Boult and L Ferguson; while India has J Bumrah and Y Chahal. Once again, you will find this prop bet available for all 10 teams in the tournament.

There is a huge list of different prop bets available. We will continue looking at the best World Cup prop bets in Part 2 and Part 3 of this series.