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England had to field a second string side. Five new caps. Stokes as captain. It was all a bit budget. However, their complete domination of Pakistan in the ODI series shows just how good England are at white-ball cricket now. They evidently have a depth of squad to envy. So, whilst the odds on India are shorter at online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365, England are perhaps the better wager. They’re a 4/1 bet on the T20 World Cup and those prices are worth snapping up.
“It was a very clinical performance.” Said Ben Stokes, ersatz England Captain. He sounded a little surprised. With so many regulars out for a couple of weeks, England had to scratch a side together to play the ODI series with Pakistan. Not everyone was hugely optimistic about their chances. They answered those doubts with a 9 wicket win. Instantly they became a better bet on the T20 World Cup. England discovered it had a whole host of new talent to Pakistan’s cost.
England won all three matches. Ben Stokes proved himself a steady hand and firm tactician, he even put a few good scores on the board. You can’t ask more of a captain. Meanwhile, the fresh faces put their all into it. They know what an opportunity this is and they took it. So you can bet on the T20 World Cup to feature some of these guys. Vince was devastating, Gregory incisive, and Carse was no slouch. No wonder online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 give them just 4/1.
England’s Reserves Batter Pakistan
“To say you’ve played for your country is amazingly special for everyone.” Lewis Gregory confided. “The one-day team is incredibly difficult to break into. All we can do is put in performances.” Which is a tad modest given some of his in the series. “There will be opportunities.” He continued. “And it’s up to us to put our hands up and show what we’re capable of.” Well he did that. And now England get the second shortest prices for a bet on the T20 World Cup. Says it all, really.
Bet On The T20 World Cup
- Nambia – 1500/1
- Oman – 1000/1
- Papua New Guinea – 1000/1
- Netherlands – 1000/1
- Scotland – 1000/1
- Ireland – 500/1
- Bangladesh – 50/1
- Afghanistan – 40/1
- Sri Lanka – 40/1
- South Africa – 12/1
- Pakistan – 8/1
- New Zealand – 8/1
- West Indies – 6/1
- Australia – 6/1
- England – 4/1
- India – 9/4
- See more at bet365…
“They’ve gone out and expressed themselves.” Explained Ben Stokes. “And that’s exactly what I asked them to do at the start of the series.” Of course, those who regularly bet on Cricket will wish England do the same during the odd Test match. Perhaps that’s a project Ben Stokes might like to take on at some point. He certainly appears capable of it. That said I’d not take advantage of UK gambling laws at Bet365 to back him as the next England Test captain. Not yet at least.
Bet On The T20 World Cup At Bet365
A bet on England to win the T20 World Cup however is far more sensible. India are a great side but if England have this much talent to call on, that may not matter. Over the long haul of the tournament, England should have an advantage. You’ll see those odds on England get shorter too if the surfeit of riches doesn’t kill the England selectors. So you can bet on the T20 World Cup featuring a new look England. Probably a hybrid of both the old faces and these new talents.
“We will just get through it.”
- Ben Stokes – England Captain (prior to 3 match ODI series)
Everyone knows England have focused on white ball cricket and the results are manifest. They can’t play Test cricket for toffees, but are probably the ODI side to beat now. Those who regularly bet on sports in the UK, shouldn’t need a lot of convincing to back England. You just have to do it quick before the odds on the T20 World Cup start to adjust to this new landscape. Something you feel Bet365 will manage a lot quicker than the England selectors. Eoin Morgan has worked miracles.
We take a look at why England are a great bet on the T20 World Cup and they’re only going to get better.