The 2019 Cricket World Cup has arrived, and the host nation will square off with the ever-dangerous South Africa at The Oval.
England have opened the tournament as resounding favourites to lift the World Cup for the first time, but there is no doubt that this is a difficult first-up prospect and they are under the odds to beat South Africa at $1.44. The Proteas; value as always at $2.75.
It might seem bizarre, but I’m eager to take the price for South Africa to win as outsiders first-up. Regardless of England’s form leading into the tournament, there is no doubt that they will be feeling the weight of a nation and they typically haven’t coped well with that previously.
South Africa to win @ $2.75
Joe Root England Top Runscorer @ $4
Kagiso Rabada South Africa Top Wicket Taker @ $3.75