How to bet on T20 World Cup online
Twenty20 (T20) cricket is the most exciting, fast-moving form of the sport. And the T20 World Cup is the ultimate international prize in cricket’s most frenetic format. Millions around the world tune in to see the best players fight for the trophy – and millions more love T20 betting because of the all-action entertainment.
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Australia won their first Men’s T20 World Cup with an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the final. This was Australia’s seventh attempt to win the competition, they had previously reached the final in 2010, and they were able to get over the finish line with seven balls to spare.
Player of the tournament
David Warner came into the 2021 T20 World Cup with plenty of pundits writing him off after a poor IPL season. However, Warner was to have the last laugh and finished the tournament with his hands on the World Cup. His last three scores were 89*, 49 and 53.
Babar Azam formed a formidable opening partnership with Mohammad Rizwan during the competition. They began with an unbeaten partnership of 152 in Pakistan’s 10-wicket win over India and took the attack to the bowlers from the first ball in every game. The Pakistan captain finished top of the runs chart with a total of 303.
Wanindu Hasaranga was the standout bowler of the tournament and picked up 16 wickets from eight games. In favorable conditions for slow bowlers, the Sri Lankan leg-spinner took his wickets at an average of 9.75 and conceded only 5.20 runs per over. He recorded his best figures of 3-9 in the first round against the Netherlands.
16 countries will compete in the tournament in Australia, with the semi-finalists from the 2021 competition likely to be in the mix again. After losing their first two games, India were a surprise omission from the last four. But with a new coach and captain, they will be favorites with plenty of T20 World Cup betting sites.
Australia were not expected to go beyond the semi-finals in 2021 and were thrashed by England in the group stage before going all the way. They will be a serious threat in home conditions, and they never give up a trophy without a fight.
England has a very strong limited-overs team and should be boosted by the return of all-rounder Ben Stokes and pace bowler Jofra Archer who were both absent in 2021.
Pakistan were the great entertainers in the last tournament and have a fantastic record in T20 cricket over recent years.
Finally, New Zealand finished as runners-up in the 2019 ODI World Cup as well as in 2021. They are often outsiders in T20 betting but should never be ruled out.
With T20 franchise leagues popping up across the globe, the bar is constantly being raised by individual players who are the true innovators in this format of cricket.
The top four run scorers in the 2021 T20 World Cup were all opening batters and anyone who knows their T20 cricket betting will want to back top-order players in this tournament again. With only 120 balls available in each innings, the most destructive batters are regularly the openers.
Fast bowlers are always roared to the crease in Australia, but they can often be smacked back over their heads at twice the speed in this format. Do not be surprised if spin bowlers catch the eye and become the stars of the competition.
It’s also worth backing players with experience of playing in the Big Bash League (Australia’s T20 competition). The crowds in this part of the world are notoriously partisan and the players need thick skin to perform at their best.
Batting in T20 cricket is all about hitting boundaries and sending the ball into orbit as often as possible. In contrast to some of the stadiums used in the UAE and Oman in 2021, the grounds in Australia are far bigger and players will need to hit the ball that bit further to guarantee sixes and fours this time around.
It is also worth doing some research into which players are most comfortable on the back foot and against the bouncing ball. With the sun baking down, pitches in Australia are notoriously hard and the ball often whistles past the batter above waist height.
Injuries permitting, all of the top batters from the 2021 T20 World Cup should be near the top of the run scorers chart again in 2022. But do not be surprised if some of India’s big-name batters are also competing at the top this time.
Spinners Wanindu Hasaranga (16 wickets), Adam Zampa (13) and Shakib Al Hasan (11) were among the leading wicket takers in the 2021 T20 World Cup but do not be drawn into thinking this was only due to the spin-friendly conditions of the UAE. In the time between the 2016 and 2021 World Cups, the top four wicket takers in IT20 cricket were all spin bowlers.
There are plenty of quality legbreak and off-spin bowlers across all of the competing teams, but it is those with the most consistent variations who often pick up wickets when the batters try and launch them for six.
Do not rule out Australia’s fast bowler Mitchell Starc from dominating with the ball. He conceded 60 runs from four overs in the 2021 final but is always a huge wicket taking threat, particularly in front of a home crowd.
Finally, study the first-round groups. You can often find a mismatch with a world-class bowler competing against an inexperienced side. One big bowling performance can catapult an individual to the top of the wicket takers list.
If you want to bet on T20 online, you will have many opportunities before and during the tournament, even while games are underway. Modern sportsbooks have taken advantage of digital technology and update their odds immediately to reflect the shifting fortunes of a match.
That means they can keep trading with confidence and their customers can enjoy all the benefits of in-play betting.
For instance, if Australia lose two wickets in the first over of their opening match, you can still bet on them to win the game – and the tournament as a whole.
With the ICC using this format as the main vehicle to grow the sport, the T20 World Cup has more teams than its ODI (50-overs) counterpart and displays a wider range of abilities. As a result, there are often some one-sided games in the early stages of the tournament. You can double up with parlays combining games on the same day to get the best odds.
The highest opening partnership market as well as the most team sixes are also worth focusing on in games between two unevenly matched teams.
You can bet on T20 online for everything from the match winner through to the next method of dismissal. In T20 cricket, you see far more players caught and run out than in other formats of the game.
The matches come thick and fast in a T20 World Cup with players and teams surfing waves of form and momentum. A big score in a previous game is no guarantee of anything, but usually will indicate a batter high on confidence. This makes a huge difference in a tournament watched by millions across the globe.
2022 T20 World Cup
10/16/2022 - 11/13/2022
This will be the first Men’s T20 World Cup to be held in Australia and will see the hosts as the defending champions. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in November 2020 but was delayed for two years. After this competition, the number of teams in Men’s T20 World Cups will increase from 16 to 20.