- Betting Sites
For cricket players and fans alike, this is the one. It is the biggest, best and most sought after prize in the sport and this is where you’ll find the best Cricket World Cup betting sites.
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It went right to the final ball but in the end the Sportsbetting24 team all agreed that Betfair is the best Cricket World Cup betting site for UK punters. What makes them stand out from the rest? Well, first of all you will find an excellent range of outright, pre-match and in-play World Cup Cricket betting markets.
Secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, if you are wondering where to find the best ODI World Cup odds then Betfair are consistently competitive with their prices. Lastly, Betfair had lots of specials and betting promotions for the last Cricket World Cup and you can bet your bottom dollar it will be the same again for the next one.
In our betting risk table* you can see some of the most popular World Cup Cricket betting markets. These markets are among the most commonly bet on by cricket punters and some are more suited to novices/beginners while others are suitable for expert/advanced punters.
Selecting the correct market goes a long way towards increasing your chances of placing a winning wager. Put plenty of thought into choosing the right option and before you have a bet check out the table below to see just how risky each market is.
|Bet Type||Risk||Recommended for|
|Outright Winner Betting||4||Beginner|
|Top Wicket Taker||4||Expert|
|Player Of The Series||5||Advanced/Expert|
(*risk can be managed, not volatility)
The odds display table below* has the latest prices for the outright ODI Cricket World Cup winner. As you can see, some of the teams are the exact same price with bet365, William Hill and Betfair. However, for other teams there is a big discrepancy in odds between the three betting sites. This illustrates why shopping around is key if you want to find the best World Cup Cricket Odds.
|9/4 (3.25)||5/2 (3.50)|
|3/1 (4.00)||3/1 (4.00)|
|4/1 (5.00)||4/1 (5.00)|
|8/1 (9.00)||7/1 (8.00)|
|8/1 (9.00)||10/1 (11.00)|
|9/1 (10.00)||9/1 (10.00)|
|12/1 (13.00)||14/1 (15.00)|
|16/1 (17.00)||16/1 (17.00)|
|25/1 (26.00)||25/1 (26.00)|
|125/1 (126.00)||100/1 (101.00)|
|*Odds Table For Display Purposes Only|
If you wanted to back England to win the Cricket World Cup, for example, then it wouldn’t make much of a difference where you backed them. Both bookies featured are 3/1 (4.00) about England but if you fancied Pakistan, it is a different story. William Hill are 8/1 (9.00) about a Pakistan win, but Betfair are best of all with odds of 10/1 (11.0).
In fact, Betfair had the best odds for 8 of the teams we featured, more than William Hill (7). This theme isn’t repeated for all markets so sign up with as many of the top Cricket World Cup betting sites as possible to give yourself the greatest chance of getting the best price.
Currently, Sky Sports have the streaming rights for the upcoming ODI Cricket World Cup. However, they also had the rights for the 2019 tournament. That didn’t stop bet365 from offering their members the opportunity to stream every match live at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Like our reviewers highlighted, the bet365 live betting and streaming suite is truly top-notch, and bet365 is likely the only betting site that will continue to broadcast the ODI Cricket World Cup in the near future.
While it's true that there are tons of top live streaming betting sites around today, huge events like World Cups tend to be very expensive to broadcast. However, when it comes to ODI Cricket World Cup betting and live streaming, bet365 is most definitely the number one choice.
The format of the ODI Cricket World Cup has changed down through the years as the sport has grown in popularity. For the inaugural event in 1975 most of the teams qualified automatically. However, for the next and future Cricket World Cups, only the hosts will be granted an automatic spot. There will be ten teams in total and the other nine sides will need to qualify via the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
The top 7 sides in that competition go straight into the World Cup. The bottom five teams go into the Cricket World Cup Qualifier, along with five Associate sides, with the top two nations qualifying for the World Cup. The Associate teams qualify for the World Cup Qualifier via the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 (3 teams) and the ICC Cricket World Cup Playoff (2 teams).
Final Tournament Format
The final tournament starts with a round robin group stage with each team playing the others once. The top 4 teams in the Group Stage advance to the knockout stages. Just like the T20 World Cup format, the knockout stage consists of two semi-finals with the winners playing in the decider to determine the Cricket World Cup winners.
England has hosted the tournament on five different occasions (1975, 1979, 1983, 1999 and 2019). India has shared hosting duties on three different occasions and they will be the sole hosts for the first time in 2023. Other past host nations include Australia/New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the West Indies.
|2019||England||Tie (England won on boundary count)|
|2015||Australia||Won by 7 Wickets|
|2011||India||Won by 6 Wickets|
|2007||Australia||Won by 53 Runs|
|2003||Australia||Won by 125 Runs|
|1999||Australia||Won by 8 Wickets|
|1996||Sri Lanka||Won by 7 Wickets|
|1992||Pakistan||Won by 22 Runs|
|11987||Australia||Won by 7 Runs|
|1983||India||Won by 43 Runs|
|1979||West Indies||Won by 92 Runs|
|1975||West Indies||Won by 17 Runs|
|💡 Cricket World Cup Fact: Did you know that Kevin O’Brien from Ireland compiled the fastest century ever in ODI World Cup history vs England, scoring 100 from just 50 balls vs England in 2011?|
The first ever ODI Cricket World Cup was played in England in 1975, only 4 years after the first ever One Day International match. The first three renewals of the tournament were hosted by England. If you look at past World Cup winners you will see that the West Indies won the first two editions on English soil with India winning the other one in 1983.
You can keep up to date on all the latest developments and news on the next Cricket World Cup on the official tournament website. The 2019 Cricket World Cup was sponsored by some global giants including Nissan, Uber, Coca Cola and Emirates Airlines. The calibre of sponsors demonstrates just how big an event this is and that is why Cricket World Cup betting is so popular in the UK and around the world.