Twenty20 World Cup Cricket Betting Odds, Tips & Preview 2021

Can England pick up more silverware as they challenge for the T20 World Cup

Tom Latham / Sher e Bangla ©IMAGO / ZUMA Wire 09/10/2021

It’s been delayed for over a year, but the Twenty20 World Cup Cricket betting has finally arrived as the tournament is underway.

The event is being hosted in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

In this Twenty20 World Cup Cricket betting preview, we take a look at how the tournament works, the key dates and the key contenders.

Twenty20 World Cup Cricket Betting Odds Winner

India 9/4
England 4/1
West Indies 11/2
New Zealand 11/2
Australia 6/1
Pakistan 7/1
South Africa 12/1
Bangladesh 50/1
Sri Lanka 66/1
200/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 00:18 GMT on October 19th, 2021 at 888sport)

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When and where is the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup 2021?

The tournament is being hosted in Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

India were set to be joint hosts as well, but changes needed to be made, with India dropping out and matches being reassigned to the UAE.

The final of the tournament will be played on November 14th, 2021.

Who are the favourites in Twenty20 Cricket Cup Betting?

India, who enjoyed a fantastic summer in England, are the 9/4 outright favourites in Twenty20 Cricket Cup Betting* (odds recorded at 00:18 GMT on October 19th, 2021 at 888sport).

India won the 2007 Twenty20 Cricket World Cup, which was the inaugural edition and played in South Africa. They have made it to the final once since then, finishing runners up to Sri Lanka in 2014.

India are ranked second only to England in the ICC.


England’s Super 12 matches

  • 23rd October – England v West Indies
  • 27th October – England v Qualifier B2
  • 30th October – England v Australia
  • 1st November – England v Qualifier A1
  • 6th November – England v South Africa


How the 2021 Twenty20 Cricket World Cup Works.

16 teams enter the competition which starts at the First Round Stage. The top nine ranked Full Members of the ICC all get their spot anatomically along with designated tournament hosts India.

Out of those ten teams, the top eight ranked nations skip the first stage and wait to play in the Second Round, called the Super 12s.

The rest of the teams come from the Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier from the previous tournament.

In the first round, there are two groups of four competing. The top two of each of those round-robin groups go forward to the Super 12s.

First Round:

Group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Namibia.

Group B: Oman, Scotland, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea. Namibia and Papua New Guinea both make their tournament debuts in this edition.

T20 Cricket World Cup Super 12s

Super 12s Teams: India, Pakistan, Australia, England, South Africa, New Zealand, West Indies, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh.

The T20 Cricket World Cup betting really heats up when then Super 12s stage hits. This is where the top ranked nations enter and there are only limited spaces up for grabs to remain in the competition.

For the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup Super 12s, the twelve teams are split into two groups and the top two from each group goes through to the semi-final.

Super 12s Group 1: Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies, Qualifier A1, Qualifier B2

Super 12s Group 2: Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Qualifier A2, Qualifier B1

Our betting prediction:
England To Win T20 World Cup

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* (odds recorded at 00:18 GMT on October 19th, 2021 at 888sport).


Can England lift the title?

England are the top ranked T20 cricket team in the world and they boast a powerhouse of a batting line up.

There’s an embarrassment of talent there from the likes of Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone and Dawid Malan.

There’s no Ben Stokes, but this is an impressive team backed by the bowling of the likes of Tymal Mills, Chris Jordan and Chris Woakes.

England won the title in 2010 and were beaten in the 2016 Final. They are more than capable and are 4/1 to secure the title* (odds recorded at 00:18 GMT on October 19th, 2021 at 888sport).

India always a threat

As India showed in the summer, they have such a richly talented squad to call upon and they still look as if they can get better.

India will be led by Virat Kolhi, and have quality right through their ranks with the likes of Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami, Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin.

They are a clear threat in the tournament and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them lining up in the final four.

India are the current 9/4 outright favourites in T2o World Cup betting* (odds recorded at 00:18 GMT on October 19th, 2021 at 888sport).

New Zealand not to be counted out

The Black Caps are such a good, steady team when it comes to the shorter formats of the game.

They have fallen short of reaching the final so far in previous Twenty20 Cricket World Cup attempts, but they can’t be written off.

They are ranked 4th in the world and as they showed in the 50-over 2019 Cricket World Cup they will quietly rate as a big danger.

The Kiwis have a good chance of banking a top-two finish in Group 2 of the Super 12s.


Previous T20 Cricket World Cup Winners

  • 2007 India
  • 2009 Pakistan
  • 2010 England
  • 2012 West Indies
  • 2014 Sri Lanka
  • 2016 West Indies
  • 2021 TBD


Strong squad gives South Africa a chance

The South African challenge may be huge for this tournament. They early handed a series against West Indies in July, beating the reigning T20 World Champions 3-1.

Then a bigger warm-up just last month saw South Africa romp to a 3-0 win over Sri Lanka, who to be fair, don’t look the strongest of opponents.

But the South African lineup looks very strong for this one and are lively 12/1 outsiders* (odds recorded at 00:18 GMT on October 19th, 2021 at 888sport).

Unpredictable Pakistan could challenge

Not to be dismissed either are Pakistan who seem to come to life when it comes to smacking the ball around.

They did lose a T20 series against England in August before their preparation plans against West Indies was really scuppered because of cancelled matches.

They have the firepower in their ranks, but Pakistan don’t look quite as consistent as the likes of India and England.

Australia with challenges ahead

Australia are expected to have some struggles in the tournament as they are not at their best in this format.

They’ll have one eye on their Ashes hosting of England later in the year as well.

But Australia went down 3-1 in a T20 series against West Indies in August with some clear batting frailties on display.

The Aussies may do very well to make it out of the Super 12s.

Can West Indies defend their T20 crown?

West Indies are the only nation to have won the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup on more than one occasion.

The West Indies only managed to complete one of four matches in a series against Pakistan in August, the Caribbean nation losing that one game.

But that was after convincingly beating Australia in a four-match series earlier in the month. Before that, they themselves had suffered a 3-1 loss against South Africa.

To Reach The Final T20 World Cup Odds

India 5/6
England 5/4
West Indies 3/1
New Zealand 3/1
Australia 11/4
Pakistan 4/1
South Africa 5/1
Sri Lanka 20/1
Bangladesh 20/1
33/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 00:18 GMT on October 19th, 2021 at 888sport)

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2021 Twenty20 Cricket World Cup Betting Predictions

The big hitters are India as they appear to be brimming with confidence at the moment. Their summer in England was fantastic and they have strength in depth in all areas.

It’s hard to ignore Kohli’s men at a quote of 9/4 to win outright in T20 World Cup betting* (odds recorded at 00:18 GMT on October 19th, 2021 at 888sport).

The same can be said of England and both will be expected to make it through their respective groups.

In terms of the ability in reaching the final four of the tournament, we would put New Zealand in there.

They look just a little more convincing in being the ones to follow India through from their Super 12’s group ahead of Pakistan.

As for who joins England from their Super 12s group in the semi-finals, that is going to have to be the pace and power of South Africa, who are just fancied to pip the West Indies to qualification.

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