England v India: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 28, 2019

Can the hosts overcome unbeaten India? Let’s take a look at our World Cup tips for England v India, and see what the sportsbooks make of it all.

England are staring at an embarrassing exit from a World Cup that saw them start as pre-tournament favourites. Wickets just haven’t suited their style of batting and a lack of application has been exposed by opposition bowling attacks.

On Sunday at Edgbaston, England will face the team who have just overtaken them at the top of the ODI rankings. Following New Zealand’s defeat to Pakistan, India are now the only unbeaten team in the competition. But can Virat Kohli and his men maintain that proud record?

What are the World Cup tips for England v India?

England go into a 2019 World Cup match as outsiders for the very first time. Eoin Morgan’s men are on offer at betting odds of 2.00. Meanwhile, India start as favourites at 1.83 with Betway.

Backing the favourites is an obvious conclusion here. Furthermore, we’re actually quite pleased that India’s odds haven’t dropped even further. They are the form team at this tournament, while England are in an alarming slump. We expect that trend to continue.

If Jofra Archer and Mark Wood could prise out India’s top three cheaply then we might see an upset. However, we don’t expect it to happen. Cricket bettors can back India and be happy that the 1.83 price isn’t shorter.

Match Odds Summary: England 2.00, India 1.83 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman World Cup tips for England v India?

– England Batsman Picks

There is, at least, some positive news for England with the likely return of Jason Roy to the lineup. The Surrey man has been sorely missed at the top of the order with James Vince unable to cover for his weight of runs. In England’s top batsman market, Roy is now joint second favourite, along with Jonny Bairstow, at 4.00. Meanwhile, Joe Root leads the way at 3.75 with Bet365.

The dangerous Jos Buttler made an early century against Pakistan. But we’ve not really seen the best from this keeper/batsman. Buttler is on offer at 7.00 to score most runs against India. Other English options include Eoin Morgan at 6.50, and Ben Stokes at 8.00.

– India Batsman Picks

For India, Virat Kohli may be waiting for his own World Cup century this year. In the meantime, he’s been top scoring on a regular basis. The skipper is an obvious favourite in India’s top batsman market at 3.10. He’s followed by Rohit Sharma at 3.25.

Elsewhere, KL Rahul has done a reasonable job standing in for Shikhar Dhawan and he is quoted at 4.75. Other likely Indian batsmen include Rishabh Pant at 5.50, Vijay Shankar at 7.50, MS Dhoni at 10.00, and Kedar Jadhav at 12.00.

We’d quite like to see Rishabh Pant come in for Vijay Shankar in this game. India’s batting should be strong enough, though. Kohli is in good form once again, but we’ll look for a little more value and get behind Rohit Sharma.

Rohit started the tournament in excellent touch. While that’s deserted him in the last two matches, we’re backing the opener to respond and make a major contribution.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: England: Root 3.75, Roy 4.00, Bairstow 4.00, Morgan 6.50, Buttler 7.00, Stokes 8.00.

India: Kohli 3.10, Rohit 3.25 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Rahul 4.75, Pant 5.50, Shankar 7.50, Dhoni 10.00, Jadhav 12.00.

What are the top bowler World Cup tips for England v India?

The big test for both sides will offer a trial by spin. This Edgbaston surface is likely to turn so we’re going to finish with a top bowler market. India’s best options are Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal . Although Chahal looks short at 3.75, Kuldeep has some excellent value attached at 5.00.

There are other options which we will list below, but we’re surprised to see Kuldeep out at that figure. He troubled England in 2018, so we’re going to jump straight on that 5.00 price as our final World Cup Satta of the day.

India Top Bowler Odds Summary: Bumrah 3.50, Chahal 3.75, Kumar 4.50, Shami 4.50, Kuldeep 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Pandya 6.50 (Bet365).