With England and Scotland both in action on Wednesday, we’re eyeing a 6/1-plus double with our latest T20 World Cup predictions.
The Super 12 stage has already thrown up some thrilling contests and the odd surprise result, so more exciting action is anticipated.
Jos Buttler to top score for England vs Bangladesh @ 9/4
Buttler helped us to land a 5/1 pay-out with our opening double of the tournament when leading the way in England’s facile triumph over the West Indies.
The Three Lions had never before beaten the Windies in five previous attempts in this competition, most recently losing an epic 2016 final.
However, having scooped the 50-over crown in 2019, Eoin Morgan’s side made a statement of intent when rolling over their opponents for a measly 55 on a steamy evening in Dubai.
Adil Rashid cleaned up the tail, taking four wickets for just two runs in 2.2 overs to leave England’s batsmen with a simple task.
Buttler’s 24 not out from 22 balls paved the way for a six-wicket win that left Morgan purring: “I think it’s as good as it gets to start a world tournament like that.”
Buttler sat out the second phase of the IPL due to the birth of his second daughter but had hit a tournament-best 124 for Rajasthan Royals against Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier this year.
The Lancashire ace hammered 73 off 51 balls against New Zealand in a warm-up match and again looked in fine form versus the Windies, so we’re sticking with him in our T20 World Cup betting tips.
Namibia to beat Scotland @ 6/5
We’re keeping this selection simple, as the African side are rated great value at odds against to claim a third straight victory over the Scots in Abu Dhabi.
Namibia won by 24 runs when these teams met in a World Cup qualifier a couple of years ago and prevailed by five wickets in a warm-up event earlier this month.
In the first round of this competition, Sri Lanka predictably proved too strong for Namibia but they bounced back with two solid successes.
Former South Africa international David Wiese starred when the Netherlands were beaten at this venue and captain Gerhard Erasmus did the damage in a Sharjah defeat of Ireland.
Scotland did remarkably well to upset Bangladesh during the preliminary stage before easing past Papua New Guinea and Oman.
However, the were put to the sword by Afghanistan on Monday, being skittled out for just 60 in 10.2 overs to lose by 130 runs.
Head coach Shane Burger issued an immediate rallying cry after that setback, but did admit: “It’s obviously a tough pill to swallow.”
A quick turnaround won’t help and we reckon Namibia should be slight favourites for this match in the T20 World Cup odds.
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