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Aussies firm in ICC World Cup betting as England drifts

ICC World Cup odds update

AUSTRALIA has firmed in betting to win the 2019 ICC World Cup, after their impressive lead-up form and opening victory over Afghanistan on Saturday.

Pre-tournament the Aussies were as long as $5 with some online betting sites, however, most have trimmed the Aussies into as short as $3.70.

Hot favourite England has drifted slightly in betting, now priced at $2.50 with WilliamHIll.com, despite a convincing victory over South Africa.

But the Proteas’ World Cup hopes are dashed, according to the bookies, who have installed them at $13, after being as short as $7 with some betting sites before the tournament.

India has gone from a pre-tournament price of $3.50 out to $4.50 following mediocre lead-up form, but they are not due to open their account until Wednesday when they clash with South Africa.

New Zealand is holding firm at $9 in betting and look to be first of the genuine smokies who could push a long way in this tournament.

The West Indies are priced at $11 following their thrashing of Pakistan and have the firepower to trouble most teams.

Pakistan ($34), Bangladesh ($81), Afghanistan ($151) and Sri Lanka ($151) are not receiving much love from punters.

Upcoming ICC World Cup matches and odds

June 2
South Africa ($1.22) v Bangladesh ($4.33) – Free preview

June 3
England ($1.25) v Pakistan ($4) – Free preview

June 4
Afghanistan ($2) v Sri Lanka ($1.80)- Free preview

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