Who will win the 2019 cricket World Cup? 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.
2019 World Cup Teams:
Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, West Indies, Afghanistan and England. Afghanistan and West Indies qualified through a Qualifier while Zimbabwe and Ireland are the only Test-playing nations not playing in this tournament.
2019 World Cup Format:
Each of the 10 teams face every other team in a round-robin format that sees 45 matches in the group stage of the tournament. The top four sides at the end of the group stage of the tournament will face off in the semi-finals that will be followed by the final. The only other time a cricket World Cup had used such a format was in 1992.
World Cup Preview
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.
Match by match World Cup Tips Here:
According to the World Cup tips, India were third-favourite behind England and Australia to win their third title and that stemmed 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. However, Australia’s loss of Steven Smith and David Warner has ensured India go into the World Cup as second favourites now.
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.
2019 Cricket World Cup Betting Odds for Outright Win:
South Africa: 6/1
New Zealand: 8/1
West Indies: 25/1
Sri Lanka: 33/1