Best T20 Cricket World Cup Games to Bet On the Weekend

After weeks of anticipation, the T20 Cricket World Cup 2022 finally got underway over the weekend.

Already, there has been a huge upset, with Namibia beating Sri Lanka in their first Group A match yesterday. Looking ahead to the coming week, a rich seven days of T20 cricket awaits. Nine more Group A and B matches remain to be played to determine which four sides qualify for the next phase of the competition.

Meanwhile, those who have already qualified for the Group 1 and 2 phase of the World Cup are playing warm-up matches, with two to go this week.

The weekend will then see the World Cup proper commence, with the Group 1 and 2 phase beginning and four matches occurring over Saturday and Sunday. We preview the Cricket Betting Odds and favorites ahead of this week.

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Group A & B Matches at T20 World Cup 2022

Nine matches remain to determine who will join the eight already qualified teams in the next phase of the World Cup:

  • Zimbabwe vs. Ireland
  • Namibia vs. Netherlands
  • Sri Lanka vs. UAE
  • Scotland vs. Ireland
  • West Indies vs. Zimbabwe
  • Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands
  • Namibia vs. UAE
  • West Indies vs. Ireland
  • Scotland vs. Zimbabwe

With Namibia having upset Sri Lanka in their opener, Sri Lanka vs. Netherlands on Thursday becomes a critical game, with the winner likely qualifying and the loser crashing out. Odds will come out after both sides have played their next matches, but Sri Lanka will be heavy favorites to win.

West Indies vs. Ireland on Friday also looks to be a big match in Group B. The two are both favored to qualify, but if either drop a match between now and then, the game will suddenly become a sudden death.

World Cup Warm-Up Matches

Those sides who have already qualified will play their remaining warm-up matches this week. Both Afghanistan vs. Pakistan and New Zealand vs. India unfold on Wednesday, with many bookies not offering odds given the unofficial nature of the fixtures.

Group 1 & 2 Matches at T20 World Cup 2022

Saturday sees the first of the big World Cup matches take place, with New Zealand vs. Australia opening the Super 12 phase of the tournament.

Home side Australia is favored, with odds of -200 against New Zealand’s +163. With these two cricketing heavyweights in the same group as third favorites England, this match may well determine who tops the group and who struggles to qualify. It is a fixture that Australia has classically dominated in, and New Zealand will be a significant underdog.

England opens their campaign later in the day against Afghanistan, where they will be strong favorites but looking to avoid any potential banana skins in Group 1.

Sunday then sees the winner of Group A—potentially Namibia, Netherlands, or Sri Lanka—play the runner-up of Group B—one of the West Indies or Ireland, likely. Following this, another big brother little brother match takes place, with India vs. Pakistan occurring. India is 2-1 in this fixture for 2022.