Many will go hard, of course most will go home empty handed. This latest cricketing showpiece is being hosted in a country that needs very little introducing to the world of cricket. The Indian culture has always had a love affair with bat and ball so logically to give this Cricket mad country the World Cup made sense to everyone.
We of course invented the format, but the Indians shaped it into one of the biggest spectator sports in the world. The days when Geoffrey Boycott chewed up balls for fun are long gone.
This format has also changed the way we bet and trade. High Velocity stuff that leaves us gasping for more, there are however some extreme side effects to this sport so lets go through some fundamental issues. Lets talk teams, when you are trading any sport it pays to know what you are working with.
To know teams is advantageous but to know playing surfaces is more important. They go hand in hand because teams will play better in their own conditions. I will say that most of the skills and tricks will be learnt over time. Lets look at Ireland, currently gaining match practice in the UAE.
Look at this scorecard. We have Porterfield and Stirling starting quite well averaging around 8. What happened after sums up T20 cricket and why we can be thankful there is a format to trade.
We are finding T20 cricket popping up all around the world, some have similar dynamics. I previously traded a similar game between Scotland and UAE. Scotland reduced UAE to a similar score but conditions told me Scotland would struggle. This is where a bit of pitch knowledge and team knowledge go hand in hand. If we needed any signs that these two will not win the World Cup tonight was pretty much a tale tell.
I think first and foremost they were pretty evenly matched so a strategy that came into play was the double lay. The double lay for those who are not familiar is literally laying both teams for a fixed price and leaving them to run.
As long as you lay both below 2. Now a few traders like to use 1. Tonight both teams traded 1. Me and another trader talked about 1. It is a pretty simple standard trade and one many of us can do with very little cricket experience or knowledge. There is a pretty simple strategy , lets get back to teams. That instantly makes India favourites. I have them priced at 4. England are stupidly short in my book but an expensive lay. Take the bottom 5 teams out the equation, I feel it will be extremely hard for them in India with exception of Bangladesh who may trouble one or two.
It is worth noting that the market is still forming as we are a month away so keep an eye on it. Question is will the 1. That is my opinion of course but i feel there are other strategies we can use for the World Cup that could be slightly safer. Skip to main content. By Luke Ridger in Blog. Leave this field blank. Tweets Tweets by BetfairTC.More...