England T20 World Cup Preview
England have odds of 2.75 on Betway to win the 2021 T20 World Cup which gives them an implied win probability of 36.36%.
Fresh from winning the ODI World Cup in 2019 with that nail-biting Super Over win over New Zealand, England are arguably the most feared side in white-ball cricket, full stop. It all started about six years ago when skipper Eoin Morgan completely changed England’s approach, especially to batting. Out went the cautious and hesitant ruin accumulation and in came absolutely fearless batting where a premium was put on risk-taking and boundary hitting.
The result is England are currently the number 1 ranked side in the world in T20I cricket. They were also finalists at the last World Cup, this time being on the wrong end of an extremely close match themselves. They’ll be desperate to go one better this time.
England World Cup odds
They’re the current favorites for the T20 World Cup with England World Cup odds currently at 2.75 with Betway. So, if you’re interested in England T20 World Cup betting, you know where you stand as regards Eoin Morgan’s men.
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England World Cup Betting: Players to watch
Jos Buttler – In Jos Buttler, England have what every side wanting to win a World Cup needs: an ace opening batsman who can take advantage of the Powerplay overs to just smash the ball over the top with a series of drives, flicks, reverse sweeps, ramps, and huge slogs. Before you know it, he’s got to 50 off 30 balls. But he hasn’t played much recently so they need to be sure he isn’t too rusty.
Moeen Ali – It may sound a strange thing to say but Ali may just be England’s most important player of all. With the bat, he’s the epitome of England’s approach in terms of looking to hit sixes whenever he can and not being afraid to lose his wicket in the process. But he’ll also have a big role to play as the team’s second spinner and his experience of playing for CSK in the IPL this season will be invaluable.
Chris Jordan – It’s gone slightly unnoticed that Jordan is England’s all-time leading wicket-taker in T20 cricket. That’s because he’s been just about the most consistent presence from among the bowlers in terms of selection and has consistently picked up wickets over the years. His death bowling, full of variety and changes of pace, will be crucial.
England Squad & Schedule
Squad: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Reserves: Liam Dawson, James Vince, Reece Topley
England – Super12, Group 1
23 Oct – v West Indies
27 Oct – v B2
30 Oct – v Australia
1 Nov – v A1
6 Nov – v South Africa
Prediction for England at T20 World Cup 2021
So, are England World Cup odds of 2.75 a fair reflection of their chances? Yes, they are to an extent.
We know that they have explosive batsmen in the team that can get them off to flyers and they just keep coming at you: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Liam Livingstone, you name them.
But it’s not all good news. Skipper Eoin Morgan has been horribly out of form for KKR in the IPL this season and it’s a big problem for them to have to field a batsman who is struggling so much, just because he’s the captain.
They also have two big holes in their squad caused by the absences of Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, both of whom would have walked into the team.
So those England World Cup odds are probably quite fair. But check out the England 2021 T20 World Cup Odds on them being the team to hit the most sixes in the tournament. This could be a straight shootout between them and the other big-hitters- West Indies.
England’s history at Previous T20 World Cups
Are the England World Cup odds a good reflection of how they’ve performed at World Cups over the years? Pretty much. They won back it in 2010 in the Caribbean, beating Australia in the final quite comfortably.
Then of course there was that heart-breaking final in 2016 against the Windies. The game and the World Cup were practically in their hands before a poor over from Ben Stokes and four sixes in a row from Carlos Brathwaite changed everything.