Pakistan v West Indies: World Cup Cricket Betting Tips
West Indies’ ODI cricket was in such a poor state two years ago that the team had to go through the 2019 World Cup Qualifiers. It’s not a great position for a country who won the first two editions of this tournament. Nevertheless, they look in better shape as they arrive in the UK.
Meanwhile, Pakistan are also among the outside bets to claim their first title since 1992. Having won the ICC Champions Trophy in England in 2017, though, there will be plenty of confidence in the squad.
What are the World Cup tips for Pakistan v West Indies?
The sportsbooks have given us a clear favourite here and it’s Pakistan, who lead the result betting at 1.72 with Betway. That leaves the West Indies at 2.10, and we think there is value in the outsiders this time.
Remember that the Windies have some of their best limited overs players back for this tournament. Chris Gayle is the headline act, but they also include Andre Russell plus a host of talented youngsters. Neither side impressed in their first warm-up games. Still, Pakistan were particularly disappointing as they went down to unfancied Afghanistan.
Based on that form and the fact that the West Indies look underrated, we’re tipping a surprise in this one.
Match Odds Summary: Pakistan: 1.72 (Betway), West Indies 2.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).
What are the top batsman World Cup tips for Pakistan v West Indies?
– Pakistan Batsman Picks
Pakistan may have lost their ODI series with England, but key batsmen found form at certain times. Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman all made tons, so the betting should be in good shape. Against Pakistan on Friday, Babar Azam is favourite to top score at 4.00. He’s followed by Imam at 4.33.
Fakhar Zaman looks quite generous at 4.50 with Bet365, while the experienced Mohammad Hafeez is quoted at 6.00. Other options for Pakistan include Shoaib Malik at 7.00, and the skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed at 10.00.
-West Indies Batsman Picks
All eyes will be on Chris Gayle in terms of the West Indies’ top batsman market. This is his last World Cup and the left hander is in fine form. Surprisingly, though, he’s not the favourite this time. Shai Hope leads the way at 4.00, while Gayle is just behind at 4.33.
Evin Lewis is another devastating opening bat who will attract bets at 5.50. In the meantime, you can find that same 5.50 price next to the name of Shimron Hetmyer. Moving through the order, other likely picks for the Windies include Darren Bravo at 6.00, Nicholas Pooran at 7.50, and Andre Russell at 8.00.
For this World Cup 2019 Satta, we’re going to stay with Pakistan as we’ve seen a lot of this side in England over the last month. Those three batters have found their touch, but the one that has impressed us most is Fakhar Zaman. His power hitting approach should reap benefits on these flat English tracks and we expect him to convert on Friday.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: Pakistan: Azam 4.00, Fakhar Zaman 4.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Hafeez 6.00, Malik 7.00, Ahmed 10.00.
West Indies: Hope 4.00, Gayle 4.33, Lewis 5.50, Hetmyer 5.50, Bravo 6.00, Pooran 7.50, Russell 8.00.
What are the most sixes World Cup tips for Pakistan v West Indies?
Our last bet is a bit of a hedge, and it’s more likely to come in if our match result tip goes wrong. There is a big gap in the prices for most sixes and if Pakistan do convert here, it would be enough to give us an overall profit for the match.
West Indies are the favourites, but they look a little too short for comfort at their World Cup odds of 1.53. Pakistan have that recent experience of English conditions and that could help them upset the market here. We can’t recall seeing a price as high as 3.10 in the most sixes betting. Therefore, that looks a good value option with which to round off this preview.
Most Sixes Odds Summary: Pakistan 3.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), West Indies 1.53 (Bet365), The Tie 8.50 (Bet365).