The 2019 World Cup will be played in the UK with 10 teams participating in what is the smallest cricket World Cup since 1992. However, it promises to be one of the most exciting given that each team plays the other and you can get the ICC World cup 2019 predictions and betting odds below.
Australia enter the tournament as the defending champions but are struggling in this format of the game since the 2015 World Cup. In fact since the end of that tournament, they have won 27 matches and lost 25 of them to have a poor win-loss ratio at the moment.
The team that has done well since the 2015 World Cup is England who have a win-loss ratio of 2.16 and because the tournament will be played in the UK itself, there’s no doubting that the bookmakers will have England as one of the favourites.
According to the World Cup tips, India are third-favourite behind England and Australia to win their third title and that stems from their win-loss ratio since the previous tournament. They are 39-19, i.e. with a ratio of more than 2 since 2015. How their middle-order holds up will be an important factor here.
South Africa are always there and thereabouts when it comes to winning the World Cup but that they have never won it before this speaks volumes about how badly they have messed up since their return to cricket in 1992. They will be one of the top teams too but the retirement of AB de Villiers will hurt.
Pakistan can never be discounted and their win at the Champions Trophy spoke volumes about how they turned things around in ODI cricket. With Sarfaraz Ahmed as the captain and Mickey Arthur the coach, things could get interesting if they could start off well.
New Zealand have always punched above their weight but like South Africa have never won the World Cup, coming close to doing that last time when they made the final. On the other hand Windies, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan can be expected to put up some fight and play party-poopers but won’t be expected to reach the semi-finals. Get the latest World Cup odds for outright title win below.
South Africa: 6/1
New Zealand: 8/1
West Indies: 25/1
Sri Lanka: 33/1