SKY Cricket’s Joe Drabble (@Joe_Drabs) made a tremendous start to his World Cup bets. Next up is the huge India-Pakistan clash on Sunday morning.
India v Pakistan | Sunday 03.30 | Sky Sports 2
As sporting rivalries go, India v Pakistan is as big as it gets. The two nations will be at a standstill when this match gets underway in Adelaide in the early hours of Sunday and both teams are in desperate need of a win after a rather dismal lead up to the World Cup.
India, the current World Champions, are on a horrible run of form in Australia, failing to win a single match since they arrived Down Under for a Test series back in November. Pakistan are… well, unpredictable and, after losing 2-0 to New Zealand, bounced back to beat England in a warm-up match in Sydney on Wednesday.
Picking a winner looks tricky so instead I’ve plumped for Yes in the To Make A Century market from Boylesports at 4/5 as the NAP.
Playing in Adelaide, one of the best batting surfaces in world cricket, India’s star-studded line-up will be relishing the chance to fill their boots against what looks a rather toothless Pakistan bowling attack.
India has 49 ODI centuries in their squad and Virat Kohli, arguably the best one-day batsman in the world and a man who knows all about scoring runs in Adelaide following back-to-back Test hundreds against Australia there in November. Gobble up the 7/1 (Paddy Power) on him to be Top Runscorer and take a slice of the 9/1 (Betway) on him to be named Man of the Match.
Pakistan has 24 ODI hundreds between them and will also fancy piling on the runs against a weak India bowling attack. Misbah ul-Haq is their batsman in form and 9/2 (Boylesports) to be the top Pakistan batsman.
India v Pakistan – To Make A Century ‘Yes’ (4/5 Boylesports)
Virat Kohli to be Top Runscorer (7/1 Paddy Power)
Virat Kohli to be Man Of The Match (9/1 Betway)
Misbah ul-Haq to be Top Pakistan batsman (9/2 Boylesports)
Is Joe on the right lines? Will be see plenty of runs on Sunday morning?
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