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The 2012 ICC Twenty20 World Cup has gotten under way and if you enjoy a bet on the thrilling format of cricket, then online bookmaker 888Sport have a great money back special for you. The cricket betting action will be coming as thick and as fast as the runs and 888Sport will be the place to bet for your wagers. Place a bet in a Top Run-scorer market on a match, and if your selection gets bowled out, then the popular bookmaker will refund your losing bet up to £250 in cash! That’s correct, that refund will be in cash!

So this is fantastic value for those cricket lovers out there following the action out in Sri Lanka. With so many top batsmen in the world on show like Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan and Virat Kohli, you are certainly not going to be limited in your options. Back your favourite batsmen in a match to finish as top run-scorer and if they are bowled out, (and it has to be bowled, not stumped, ran out or caught) and your bet loses, then that will mean your lost stake coming back to you.

The coverage from online bookmaker 888Sport applies to all matches in the competition, right up to, and including the final. Can England defend the title they won a couple of years ago? Will South Africa continue to take strides to dominating the game? Will home side Sri Lanka take advantage of the conditions, or will favourites India step up to the plate?

ICC 2012 Twenty20 World Cup Outright odds at Online Bookmaker 888Sport
India 9/2, Sir Lanka 9/2, South Africa 11/2, West Indies 6/1, Pakistan 6/1, Australia 6/1, England 8/1, New Zealand 18/1, Bangladesh 66/1, Ireland 200/1, Zimbabwe 500/1, Afghanistan 500/1


19th September 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

BetVictor

While England are setting about restoring some pride in their ODI series against Pakistan, after getting whitewashed in the Test series, also coming up this week in cricket betting is the mouth watering ODI clash of Sri Lanka v Australia betting. Firstly, England have hit back after their Test embarrassment to take the first two ODI matches against Pakistan, and the revival has firmly been led by Alastair Cook and the surprise man to many, Ravi Bopara. There are two matches left in the series, on February 18th and 21st, before the two sides come together in a T20 three match series. If there were any doubts about Alastair Cook’s ability, then he has laid it all to rest with two great performances, leading from the front.

But some attention will have to be shifted to Sri Lanka v Australia ODI Cricket betting, because that should be an almighty clash in the Commonwealth Bank series. This is a three team contest, which started back at the beginning of February, with Australia, Sri Lanka and India battling for a place in the final.  As things have gone so far, the top two could already be decided unless Sri Lanka come up with something big against Australia in the next match. Sri Lanka have yet to win a match after their three appearances so far, so if they are going to make up the seven point deficit between themselves and second placed Australia, then they are going to need to make something happen now. They threw away a big chance in their last match, where they were held to a draw by India, to get their first victory under their belt. As it was, it was two points in the bag, and it could be the start of a run at the finals.

Australia though, earned a tight victory over Sri Lanka on home turf back on February 120th, with the Aussies taking the match by five runs. But there is still time for Sri Lanka to mount a response, with four points for a victory, plus an extra one available for a bonus point. So even if Sri Lanka can pick up four points, then they will be hot on Australia’s heels in the race for the finals. There is also a T20 Series happening between New Zealand and South Africa, so there is plenty of Cricket betting around to enjoy at the moment.

For your cricket betting, online bookmaker Bet Victor run a great promotion, which applies to all Cricket matches listed on their website. Just head to Bet Victor and place a pre-match Top Batsman bet for the game, and if your bet happens to lose, but the Captain is the top scorer, then Bet Victor will pay out refunds on all losing Top Batsman bets. So this is a great bit of coverage to take for your cricket betting here, and the lost stake refunds will come back to you as a free bet. So pay attention to the Bet Victor Top Batsman Special because it does provide some great insurance on all of your cricket betting. The highly rated online bookmaker Bet Victor (which is the rebranded face of Victor Chandler) offer a free £25 bet for all new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of 325. This gives new Bet Victor customers some great free betting cash to enjoy to get started with!

Just some quick stats to help your Top batsman cricket betting. The top scorers in the Commonwealth Bank Series are India’s Gautam Gambhir, Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Chandimal and Australia’s David Hussey. In the Pakistan v England ODI series, Alastair Cook is clear top scorer with 239 from two matches, Ravi Bopara is on 108, while Misbah-ul-Haq is top scorer for Pakistan with 61.


17th February 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Free Bets & Promotions

Victor Chandler are running a great cricket betting promotion for the 2011 Cricket World Cup which starts on Saturday. After a revamp in the format, this is a long tournament, a real test of endurance, in which the field looks to be pretty open. If you are looking in the Outright Winner market for the 2011 Cricket World Cup, then Victor Chandler will be a great place to go and do your betting. This is because, if England were to win the competition, then the popular online bookmaker will refund all losing bets placed on the market. This provides a bit of insurance on your cricket betting for the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and means that you can take advantage of some great prices around at Victor Chandler, with the bonus of a lost bet refund if England trumps everyone. Sri Lanka and India are deemed to be the front runners to win the tournament outright, and that is because the home conditions on the sub continent will certainly suit them to a tee. It will make them very strong prospects, but because the field is very competitive and quite open, then you still pick up some good prices on both of them. Defending Champions Australia are always a dangerous side, and Ricky Pontings men cannot be overlooked entirely, as they have safe passage thanks to being drawn in the easier Group A of the tournament. South Africa also represent some great value as well, because they have a “choker” label upon them. Still, they have two of the best batsmen in the world at the moment, and two of the most lethal front line new ball bowlers, and they offer a genuine chance at winning at a great price. Maybe the volatile Pakistan will come together to perform as one, but maybe, just maybe, England will add the World Cup crown to their Ashes success. There has been a prediction by a veteran astrologer than has put England and Sri Lanka in the final of the competition. Maybe the stars have aligned just right for Andrew Strauss and his men. It will be time for their stars to shine at the 2011 Cricket World Cup, so head to highly recommended online bookmaker Victor Chandler. For new customers to their services, there is a free £25 bet available for you when you sign up.

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17th February 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Sports Betting

Just how well will England fare in the 2011 Cricket World Cup? Not well enough to win it probably, even though they have previously been mentioned in the same breath as India and Sri Lanka as potential winners. England’s odds on winning the little gold trophy have drifted way out following their hammering at the hands of Australia 6-1 following the success of the Ashes. Yes, they have bit hit by injury, and while they are expected to have Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan back, it won’t be enough. Their key player in the short format of the game, and the man who has carried them so well over the last twelve months or so with the bat, Eoin Morgan is missing, and that will hurt them badly. You will likely make more profit in betting against England than by backing them. Just saying. While the 2011 Cricket World Cup looks as if it will be a pretty open affair, England look to just have too many cracks in their line up. Sure, Pakistan are too unpredictable and volatile to back heavily. Sure India and South Africa have choker labels on them, so should that put England in the hunt? No. Their struggles against lowly Canada, where Kevin Pietersen was surprisingly deployed as opening batsman, will not have instilled much confidence, winning by just 16 runs. England have one more warm up match to come against Pakistan.

England will do well enough to be in the quarter finals for the knockout stage. They are in the tougher Group B of the draw, and have to negotiate matches against South Africa and India (who are potential tournament winners). A good run of three wins would push any team through to the knockout stage, so that leaves victories against the Netherlands and Ireland as being essential, and there is a very tricky match against the rapidly improving Bangladesh. There’s not a lot of certainty around England here, and they looked a bit tired and beaten up in the one day series against Australia. England do not have a solid opening partner for Andrew Strauss, they are missing Morgan, and Kevin Pietersen cannot be relied upon so much as he has been throughout his career to fire England to victory. Graeme Swann should be able to make a big impact with his spin bowling, and will be happy to get into conditions which will suit him after the dry flat tracks Down Under. There probably isn’t enough in the bowling attack to really damage the top level opponents in this tournament, and the batsmen are not the best players of spin. Tim Bresnan is being eased back into things but will miss the opening matches, Broad has just returned from injury (although he is suffering from an illness at the moment), Ajmal Shahzad is nursing a hamstring injury, England are short on fully fit bowlers at the moment. There is not the explosive batting which you can rely on from England, and once they get bogged down against spin, it is hard to see them running up large unassailable totals really.

So, are we looking at an early exit for a somewhat beleaguered England? You can take the price of for them not to qualify, and when you break it down, there is the possibility of it happening. Of course, they won the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup as complete dark horses, but you look at the 50 over format and see so much potential elsewhere.

Let’s picture England squeezing through as one of the top four teams in the Group (and they could be pressed hard by Bangladesh), then a quarter final exit for England will fetch 15/13 at Bwin. If you don’t think that they will even get that far, there is a lot of value in taking England for an early exit from the group stage for a price of 13/2 at SkyBet.

The top England batsman market may as well fall on Kevin Pietersen, now he is getting a run out as opener. Who knows with him, as he still have the most talent and the most to offer in the batting line up. Decent return on Pieterson for 4/1 at Unibet. This would have been the ideal category to back Eoin Morgan, but England have been robbed of him. Other potential big scorers really are only Matt Prior (12/1 at Unibet) on his day, Andrew Strauss (4/1 at Totesport) and the more plausible figure of Jonathan Trott (7/2 at Totesport). Trott scores heavily, but scores slowly and that is why he isn’t a natural one day player. But he has great temperament, sticks around and will get valuable runs on the board.

The top wicket taker for England will likely be pushed by James Anderson (7/2 at Bet365) and Graeme Swann (5/2 at Boylesports). Swann will get a lot more action with the conditions favoring him, and Anderson is the go to guy, Mr. Reliable when it comes to swing. Bresnan really would have been a top contender here, as he is so dangerous at the top of the innings and at the end. Not sure what level of participation he is going to be able to offer, so stick with the two main men.

Head to Victor Chandler for your Cricket World Cup betting for outright winner. If England win the tournament, then all losing bets placed on the outright winner market will be refunded. This is well worth doing your cricket betting at Victor Chandler, because you just never know, and it provides some kind of coverage. With great prices available right now on favourites Sri Lanka and potential outsiders of South Africa and even the unpredictable Pakistan, it’ll be worth picking up your odds now at Victor Chandler. Victor Chandler offer a free £25 bet for new customers opening an account with them.


17th February 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Sports Betting

The action starts soon, with the 2011 Cricket World Cup getting under way on Saturday. The Green and Gold of Australia are the defending champions, but after losing the Ashes to England, and losing a pre tournament warm up match against India, punters will be asking themselves whether or not Australia and South Africa, the strongest sides from the Southern Hemisphere, will be worth a bet or not? The answer to that, is yes. They are younger than they were four years ago, almost a year younger on average compared to the Dad’s Army which beat all pretenders to their crown in the West Indies. Australia are still the second oldest team in the tournament, behind Sri Lanka, but the Aussies now have 11 members of their squad under 30. If you remember that occasion back in 2007, Australia did not enter that tournament on the back of any kind of form, and pundits were writing them off. However, the Aussies wouldn’t lie down, and beat Sri Lanka in the final to claim their third World Cup title in a row. That is why build up and form can usually be thrown out of the window when it comes to the very special cricketing nation of Australia.

Yes, they lost their recent World Cup warm up match against India, being completely undone in the middle of the match by the Indian spin attack. However, the Aussies still restricted India to a low tally thanks to a strong bowling performance, and on a pitch that wasn’t great (certainly not up to the standards of tournament cricket), certain things can be forgiven. Let’s put this in perspective. England were being touted around as one of the potential winners of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, but Australia just demolished them 6-1 in the ODI series following the Ashes. How can they not be strong contenders? Well, one of the factors is that they are playing on the sub-continent, where the rest of the world seems to always struggle, but you simply cannot write of Australia. No, they certainly don’t have the side packed full of genuine world class talent, and no, they certainly don’t have a genuine world beating spin bowler in the squad after leaving out Nathan Hauritz (even then the world class status would be debatable), but they always have Brett Lee to pick up the pieces and smash middle orders and tail enders. Australia are still the highest ranked One Day International team in the world, and you don’t get there by being slouches. The focus is not on them too much here, simply because of the location of the tournament, and a less than stellar couple of years for them. They will look to captain Ricky Ponting, who just returned from injury in the warm up match against India, and he showed his class by top scoring for his nation. Ponting, Brett Lee and all rounder Shane Watson will carry a lot of the expectation on their shoulders.

There is a trophy in sight, and that hungers the Australians like nothing else. They have a lot to prove, and they will be up against it. They are in a group along with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and New Zealand, so they will have to face plenty of spin. This is a long tournament and that is something which will play into the hands of the Australians. They will build momentum and get better as the tournament progresses, and you cannot discount them from winning again. The fact of the matter is that they are not as good as they were four years ago, but they will still be tough to beat. Because Sri Lanka and India are generally being priced shorter than the Australians in the betting for the 2011 Cricket World Cup, it is the perfect opportunity to back them. You don’t see them having too much trouble getting out of their group at all, and even if they don’t win it, they will be in the quarter finals and will give any opponent a run for their money. They look a bit disjointed, they look to have a major weakness in the bowling attack, but their recent form in the ODI series against England, has shown that there is still life in the green and gold. Look for big contributions from Ricky Ponting, who is second in the all time runs scored charts for the World Cup, behind only the great Sachin Tendulkar. After coming under fire so much during the Ashes series, Ponting will want to prove that he still has what it takes, and he really deals with adversity well. He is a leader, and will drag the rest of the squad up to his remarkably high standards. They have an easy path to the knockout stage, being in Group A, and expect that to build confidence for them.

Australia to win 2011 Cricket World Cup: 6/1 at SportingBet

As for South Africa, well, they cannot be overlooked either. It would be folly. The trouble is with the Proteas, is that like India, they often choke when it comes to the big tournaments. However, this time around they look a little more relaxed and a bit more prepared. It can’t be easy being a fan of South Africa, with so much expectation about your side, which doesn’t get fulfilled when it matters most. However, they have a big weapon to exploit at the 2011 World Cup, and that is Imran Tahir. For the first time ever probably, they have a genuine, talented, world class spinner to back up the pace from their seam bowlers, if he gets into the side. Being in the tougher half of the group stage along with India, England and Bangladesh, it will be a good variety of opponents for South Africa to test themselves against. The big threats in the batting line up will come from AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, who are arguably the two best One Day International batsmen in the world at the moment. They will score heavy and score big, and with Graeme Smith being more than an influential leader, South Africa actually have a very well balanced and dangerous side, as long as they do not choke. It is this choking label (and I comically read somewhere that England won’t win the World Cup either because they are full of South Africans who always choke) which will keep them back in the 2011 Cricket World Cup betting odds, but they are well worth a punt at such good value. They have much more to offer in the bowling department than Australia, with Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel two of the best in the world with the new ball, and with the added bonus of quality spin in the attack, they may be understated, but South Africa, on paper at least, are well worth an each way flutter at the very least, and in many ways represent a stronger, more sensible bet than even Australia. If anyone other than Australia, South Africa, India or Sri Lanka win it, it will be a surprise. South Africa are in with a big chance if they are relaxed, which they should be not going in as favourites. Their impressive thrashing of Australia in a warm up match will really give them a lot of confidence to push forward.

South Africa to win 2011 Cricket World Cup: 11/2 at Totesport

Head to Victor Chandler for your 2011 Cricket World Cup Betting. There, when you place a bet on an outright winner for the tournament, if England pop up and silence all critics by winning the tournament, Victor Chandler will refund all losing bets on this market. This provides some good insurance for your cricket betting at the World Cup. There are plenty of great odds around to take at the moment in the outright winner market, so head to Victor Chandler and back your team. Will it be the strong sub-continent teams of Sri Lanka or India? Will it be the southern hemisphere contenders of Australia and South Africa? Will you go for a nicely priced outsider of Pakistan perhaps? The highly recommended online bookmaker Victor Chandler offer a £25 free bet for customers who open a new account with them.


17th February 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting










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