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So heavily favored pre-tournament there was a worry it might be dull, England have behaved as typical British hosts and made their guests feel at home by forgetting how to play cricket. The defeat to Australia was almost embarrassing and if you were thinking of placing a bet on England to win the ICC World Cup at bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the UK these days, you might want to hold off until the actually reach the final four, or back someone else.
When James Vince was out second ball to a Yorker from Jason Behrendorff it was instantly obvious this was not going to be a stellar performance from the team that had won 12 of their last 14 ODI encounters with Australia. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan falling for single figures to Starc put a seal on things and it all went downhill from there. The clear favorites before the off, who had attracted many to bet on England to win the ICC World Cup, now looked wholly outclassed.
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Stokes might have put in an innings with the bat, but no one else made much of a show of it, the pressure evidently having cooked their goose. This was very much a shame after a good recovery with the ball had seen them stem the Aussies to under 300 despite Aaron Finch getting another century. It all puts that bet on England to win the ICC World Cup in jeopardy because with performances like that they’re not worth taking advantage of UK gambling laws to back at all.
Aussie Drubbing Puts Host’s Semi Berth In Doubt
Australia now sit atop the table having won six of seven, with the as yet unbeaten New Zealand snapping at their heels just a point behind. bet365 will give you a cool 6/1 on the Kiwis whilst the Aussies are garnering a price of around 21/10. This might make them a far better wager to make than putting a bet on England to win the ICC World Cup right now, and certainly so if they win the upcoming group round clash between the two antipodean teams at Lords this weekend.
More on ICC World CUP:
Cricket World Cup 2019
- Date – May 30th Until July 14th
- Location – England & Wales, UK
- Type – One Day International Cricket
- Format – Round Robin & Knockout
- Participants – 10
- Matches – 48
Naturally, Australia are by no means a shoo-in with their price nearly, but not quite, matching the price on offer from bookies like bet365 on the current favorites, India. They get 2/1 and if you want to bet on sports in the UK this weekend you can back them to beat England at Edgbaston, which is definitely more sensible than putting a bet on England to win the ICC World Cup at the moment. Something that might just change, however, if they can drag themselves into the Semis.
Bet On England To Win The ICC World Cup At 3/1 On bet365
Their game against India will be, as Boris Johnson might say, “Do Or Die” with a defeat leaving room for Bangladesh, currently just one point behind England and getting an interesting 50/1 at bet365 (Interesting because if they get to the knock-out stages anything could happen). Yes, they would have to miraculously win against India and ease past 18/1 shot Pakistan to do it, but even at that silly price it could still be a better wager than a bet on England to win the ICC World Cup.
- West Indies – 250/1
- Sri Lanka – 66/1
- Bangladesh – 50/1
- Pakistan – 18/1
- New Zealand – 6/1
- England – 3/1
- Australia – 21/10
- India – 2/1
It will be a true test of the side to come back against India and win. If they can manage that they could well once again be worth backing at Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK at present. However, if they let this harsh defeat get to them, fail to bounce back against India on Sunday and start making excuses, then that bet on England to win the ICC World Cup will have been for nought because they’ll have let the pressure of success lead ultimately to their failure.