In a little over two weeks’ time, the first ball of the T20 World Cup 2022 will be bowled.
Between now and then, international sides are busy trying to fine-tune their playing XI selections and get key players into top form. As a result, this week sees eight international sides active in T20 action, with four different series playing out.
Here’s an overview of each of these series, and the Cricket Betting Odds.
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India vs South Africa T20/ODI Series – Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
The final T20 between India and South Africa will play out this Tuesday, with the series already won by India. The men in blue have been dominant so far at home, rolling South Africa by eight wickets in the first match and defending a whopping 237/3 in the second.
The home team are odds-on to sweep the series 3-0, with a moneyline of -200 to win the third T20I.
Two days later, the sides commence a brief ODI series, with the first two matches occurring on Thursday and Sunday. Expect fireworks across these games, as both sides will be looking to stay in T20 mode.
India are also likely to be favorites here, with odds released following the conclusion of the T20 series.
Australia vs West Indies T20 Series – Wednesday and Friday
A rapid-fire series between Australia and the West Indies takes place over the course of three days, with a sudden-death two-match series.
The home side and World Cup hosts Australia are coming off a recent series loss in India, where they held their own but ultimately fell 2-1. Returning to their home conditions, Australia will be eager to get some wins under their belt ahead of the World Cup starting in late October.
The West Indies have had six weeks off international cricket, with their latest outing a series loss at home to New Zealand. They’ll also be eager to see some of their stars hit form ahead of the World Cup.
Australia are -370 favorites to win the first T20I.
New Zealand vs Pakistan vs Bangladesh T20 Tri-Series – Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Another jam-packed series starts this Friday, which sees New Zealand, Pakistan and Bangladesh face off in a tri-series.
With teams playing matches on consecutive days, each side will face the other twice, with a final played between the top two teams on October 14th. Pakistan are looking to build on their strong Asia Cup and England series form, while Bangladesh are desperate to turn things around after a poor 2022.
New Zealand and Pakistan are neck and neck to win the tri-series, while the first match sees Pakistan at -370 against Bangladesh.
Australia vs England T20 Series – Sunday
Finally, the ninth international game of this week sees cricketing greats Australia and England begin a T20 series.
Expect plenty of high scores and blooding of new players here, as the two sides who are favored to go deep in this year’s World Cup look to find form, without revealing their hand too much to their rivals.
Odds have not been revealed yet, and will likely be posted after Australia’s series with the West Indies. Expect this to be tight, with Australia marginally ahead provided they perform well this week.