England v West Indies: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 12, 2019

Ahead of Friday’s clash in Southampton, let’s take a look at our World Cup tips for England v West Indies.

Host nation and pre-tournament favourites England responded to a reality check in the best possible way at the weekend. Following defeat to Pakistan, Eoin Morgan’s men took out their frustration on Bangladesh. In fact, they posted the highest total of the World Cup so far and won by a comfortable margin.

The word, ‘frustration’, neatly sums up the West Indies right now. Narrowly beaten by Australia, Jason Holder’s men had South Africa struggling at 29/2 before rain intervened. Let’s hope for an improvement in the weather for the next match.

What are the cricket World Cup tips for England v West Indies?

England are obvious favourites at the sportsbook. Still, there is a much bigger gap in the World Cup odds than many might have expected. Cricket bettors can pick up the home side at 1.33. Meanwhile, the Windies have gone out to 3.50 with Betway.

There is definite value in the higher figure, particularly when potential weather issues and the possibility of Duckworth Lewis are taken into account. If the game does go the distance, England should certainly win. As the two previous matches have shown, though, they need to be batting first and posting a big total. That’s the best approach for the host nation and that scenario should lead to a modest profit for the favourites.

Match Odds Summary: England 1.33 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), West Indies 3.50.

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

– England Batsman Picks

Jason Roy lit up England’s World Cup campaign with the first 150 of the tournament against Bangladesh. The Surrey man looks in solid form and he’s one of three joint favourites to top score on Friday, along with Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. The three men are quoted at odds of 4.00. The market then drifts to Eoin Morgan at 6.50 with Bet365.

Jos Buttler is an injury doubt, so punters may want to avoid him at 7.00. Other English batters include Ben Stokes at 8.50, and Moeen Ali at 23.00.

– West Indies Batsman Picks

West Indies will be rested following their rain-ruined game. That’s important for Chris Gayle, in particular. As he approaches 40, Gayle will need to be managed during a long tournament and he could be a refreshed threat to England on Friday.

Gayle is the new favourite to top score for West Indies at 4.00. He’s just ahead of Shai Hope at 4.33. Next up, Evin Lewis is offered at 5.00, while the struggling Darren Bravo is at 6.50.

The Windies have greater batting depth than they displayed at the previous World Cup. Therefore, you may want to consider Shimron Hetmyer at 7.00, Nicholas Pooran at 7.50, or Andre Russell at 10.00.

A number of batsmen make a case for our World Cup 2019 Satta. However, we’re keeping faith with Saturday’s tip of Jonny Bairstow to top score for England. He didn’t convert, but the Yorkshireman made his first 50 of the tournament and looks set for a big score here.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: England: Roy 4.00, Root 4.00, Bairstow 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Morgan 6.50, Buttler 7.00, Stokes 8.50, Ali 23.00.

West Indies: Gayle 4.00, Hope 4.33, Lewis 5.00, Bravo 6.50, Hetmyer 7.00, Pooran 7.50, Russell 10.00.

What are the total match sixes World Cup tips for England v West Indies?

When these teams met in a series in the Caribbean earlier this year, England and the West Indies combined to break the world record for most sixes in an ODI. There are some big hitters in both camps. On Friday, though, we’re not expecting such a high scoring game.

The weather is an issue. Hopefully, the teams will get a full 100 overs in, but it’s likely that the conditions will suit the bowlers. The Rose Bowl isn’t a particularly small ground either. Therefore, we’re backing under 14.5 sixes, at 2.10.

The same odds of 1.72 are out for Over 14.5 maximums. Nevertheless, we are looking for lower totals in a game where the bowling units are set to prevail.

Total Match Sixes Odds Summary: Over 14.5: 1.72, Under 14.5: 2.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).