ODI Cricket World Cup – Tips & Previews


One team is chasing its sixth World Cup crown, while the other is looking for its first. In fact, South Africa is attempting to make a WC Final for the first time in its history, having squandered opportunities with highly talented squads in the past.

This year could be different for the Proteas as they enter the match after cruising to seven wins from their nine matches so far. While they capitulated against India for a 243-run loss less than two weeks ago, the remainder of their tournament has been first-class, with five wins by 100 runs or more.

Quinton de Kock has been the star of the show for the South Africans with four centuries and 594 runs (ranked 2nd), while Gerald Coetzee has terrorised batsmen with 18 wickets from just seven games.

The only thing standing in the way of South Africa and that elusive World Cup Final appearance is the six-time champions, Australia. A team that started the tournament as poorly as any side but has clicked into gear with seven consecutive wins en route to the semis.

With an in-form David Warner, a red-hot Mitch Marsh and a world-beating Glenn Maxwell, there’s no doubt Australia has the firepower to blast their way into an eighth World Cup Final. Adam Zampa is the key with the ball, as he’s claimed more wickets than any other bowler with 22.  

They say timing is everything in cricket, and it feels like the Aussies have timed their run to perfection.

Suggested Bet: Q. de Kock top South African batsman @ $2.00

Author: Thomas Davis