India v Afghanistan: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on June 20, 2019

Let’s get straight to Saturday’s clash at Southampton, and our World Cup tips for India v Afghanistan.

After such a positive start to their 2019 Cricket World Cup campaign, India will be challenging themselves to see if they can go through the tournament unbeaten. Out of the remaining group games, England may offer the stiffest test. In the meantime, Virat Kohli and his men should have a comfortable afternoon against Afghanistan.

Having lost all five of their opening games, few cricket bettors will be taking a Satta on the Afghans here. The weekend’s match therefore offers India’s players the perfect opportunity to keep their momentum going. Let’s start by taking a look at that result market.

What are the World Cup tips for India v Afghanistan?

We have, as you would expect, the biggest gap in the result betting for a match at this World Cup. India will start here at odds of 1.04 with Bet365. Meanwhile Afghanistan are out at a distant 16.00 with Betrally.

This would probably be the biggest shocks in World Cup history if Afghanistan were to win here. It would eclipse Ireland’s victory over England in 2011. However, we just can’t see it happening. India are just too strong and the Afghans have been far worse than expected. Therefore, get behind the favourites if you’d like a tiny profit at the sportsbooks.

Match Odds Summary: India 1.04 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick). Afghanistan 16.00.

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

– India Batsman Picks

Rohit Sharma comes into this match with an incredible tournament average of 159.50. Surprisingly, he isn’t even the favourite to top score, either. India’s top batsman market shows Virat Kohli leading the way and the skipper can be picked up at 3.10. Rohit follows at 3.75, while KL Rahul is quoted at 4.50 with Betway.

We aren’t expecting a winner beyond that top three. Nevertheless, bettors may want to take a look at Rishabh Pant at 5.50, Vijay Shankar at 8.00, MS Dhoni at 10.00 and Hardik Pandya at 12.00.

– Afghanistan Batsman Picks

Afghanistan made their highest score of this World Cup against England. So their batsmen are, at least, finding some semblance of form. In their version of the top batsman World Cup betting market, Rahmat Shah starts as the favourite at 4.50. He’s followed by the captain, Gulbadin Naib, at 5.00.

Elsewhere, Hashmatullah Shahidi top scored against England. He will subsequently attract some interest at a generous 6.00. Other options for Afghanistan include Noor Ali Zadran at 6.00, Mohammad Nabi at 6.50, and Najibullah Zadran at 9.00.

We’re trying hard to find some good value here. Nevertheless, we are going to have to take another short price. Rohit Sharma’s stats at this World Cup are incredible, and he goes into this game averaging 159.50 with the bat.

We know that Rohit tends to remain in form once he’s found his touch. Therefore, we’ll keep our faith in the opener. It’s still short at 3.75 but at least he’s not the outright favourite.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 3.10, Rohit 3.75 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Rahul 4.50, Pant 5.50, Shankar 8.00, Dhoni 10.00, Pandya 12.00.

Afghanistan: Shah 4.50, Naib 5.00, Shahidi 6.00, Noor Ali Zadran 6.00, Nabi 6.50, Najibullah Zadran 9.00.

What are the Man of the Match World Cup tips for India v Afghanistan?

You could make your own decisions for this final bet and choose between a host of short-priced options. For example, India are quoted at 1.90 to hit over 6.5 sixes in this game. Also, Virat Kohl’s men are exceptionally short at 1.33 to record the most maximums. Feel free to take either of those bets. However, we’ll finish with a higher figure in the Man of the Match market.

Kohli goes off as favourite at 5.50 and we’ll list some of the other options below. Our pick, meanwhile, is Rohit Sharma. If we’re backing the opener to make the biggest contribution with the bat then it would be perfectly logical that Rohit would claim the Man of the Match award if he delivers.

Man of the Match Odds Summary: Kohli 5.50, Rohit 6.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), KL Rahul 9.00, Bumrah 9.00, Kuldeep 11.00, Dhoni 15.00, Rashid Khan 17.00.