Safe ‘Man of the Match’ Bets During World Cup 2019 (Part 3)

By Dhanu Delphi on June 17, 2019

In part 1, we looked at the best World Cup Man of the Match bets for teams England, South Africa, West Indies.

In part 2, we gave you potential man of the match contenders that you can bet on for teams Australia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Part 3 is the final part of our series. We subsequently look at World Cup Man of the Match bets for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and New Zealand.

Best World Cup Man of the Match Bets

Let’s gets straight to our top World Cup Man of the Match bets contenders for the final 3 teams in our article series. We’ll also take a closer look at their current World Cup betting odds:


Even though the ICC World Cup is taking place in England, you will find the grounds packed when India play. That’s because the Men in Blue have a massive fan base, and are well supported wherever they play. India started out with odds of 3.25 on Betrally but after convincing wins over Australia, South Africa and Pakistan, they are now at 2.85, not very far from favourites England who are at 2.75. The two players for cricket bettors to watch out for are:

– R Sharma

R Sharma looks in excellent nick and has already hit two centuries in three matches. He received the Man of the Match award in the game against Pakistan and will want to continue his form at the top of the order.

– J Bumrah

Ranked the number one bowler in the ICC rankings, J Bumrah is dangerous opening the bowling and also at the death. Expect him to get more dangerous as the tournament progresses.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka are no longer the potent force that they were 5 years ago. At the sportsbooks, they currently have odds of over 200, which shows how their cricket has declined. They have also suffered due to two of their matches being abandoned due to rain. The two players to watch out for are:

– F Karunaratne

Sri Lankan captain F Karunaratne has looked in good nick and scored an impressive 97 against the Aussies. He needs to fire at the top of the order and anchor the innings if Sri Lanka are to do well.

– S Malinga

This is the last World Cup that veteran bowler S Malingawill play for his country. He hasn’t been at his best, but will want to inspire the younger players by example.


Bangladesh currently sit in 8th place on the points table and will struggle to make the top four. However, they will want to play for pride and do well in their remaining matches. Their top players are:

– Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan is one of the best all-rounders in world cricket and is having a good run with the bat. He scored a brilliant 121 against England after being promoted to number 3. He hasn’t done well with the ball so far. However, his chances of winning a Man of the Match award improves as he is also a good bowler.

– Mehidy Miraz

English conditions don’t help spinners, but this young and crafty off-spinner is finding ways to get batsmen out. Mehidy Miraz is a key bowler for Bangladesh in the middle of the innings.

New Zealand

New Zealand have done well for themselves and currently sit in second place on the ICC points table with Betrally giving them odds of 8 to win the World Cup. They haven’t lost a game so far and should be among the top four teams to qualify. Their key players are:

– K Williamson

The Kiwis have a number of destructive batsman, but none of them have the technique or composure of captain Kane Williamson. He will be keen on leading with the bat and anchoring the innings, especially as we get into the latter stages of the tournament.

– L Ferguson

L Ferguson has done well for the Kiwis by taking 8 wickets in 8 matches. His extreme pace along with the conditions, makes him a handful for any batsman.