Two of the pre-tournament favourites to go all the way and lift the trophy, Australia and England suddenly find themselves teetering on the brink of elimination. With two shocking losses against New Zealand and Ireland respectively, the oldest rivalry in cricket hosts its latest instalment with both sides knowing a loss will see their 2022 World Cup campaigns come to a premature end. Check out SinkorSwimSports for our Australia vs England predictions with all the latest T20 World Cup odds to follow!
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Australia won the 2021 T20 World Cup last November but arrived behind the likes of India and England in the latest cricket betting markets for this tournament. Despite being hosts, the Baggy Greens opened their campaign with a humbling 89-run loss to rivals New Zealand.
They recovered with a thrilling seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Hobart, keeping their tournament hopes alive until Friday.
Having gone through their first home summer since 2014 without a white-ball series win, England reestablished their T20 World Cup credentials with triumphs over Pakistan and Australia in their tournament warm-ups. The 2-0 win over Australia on their own patch was imposing, though it would be typical for England to stumble against the old enemy when it really matters.
The Three Lions’ loss to Ireland has put them on the brink of elimination. However, the circumstances surrounding that defeat are certainly far more forgiving than Australia’s loss to New Zealand.
Australia vs England Predictions And T20 World Cup Odds
Following the loss to Ireland, England have spent most of the week talking about how there’s no need to panic or reinvent themselves. There’s no doubting the quality on show in the ranks, however, it’s so often a case of having a soft underbelly when it comes to this England side at tournaments like this.
Australia, on the other hand, know how to win when the stakes get raised.
Our friends over at BETUS have once again supplied the latest T20 World Cup odds ahead of this fixture, and have priced Australia as favourites at 5/6. England can be backed at 1/1, with Jos Buttler leading the odds as the top batsman at 7/2.
Overall, tuning in the early morning to watch England lose in Australia is such a ritual at this point. Almost as much of a ritual as early tournament exits. We’re backing the Baggy Greens to get the business done here, but we’ll be happy to be proven wrong, Jos.
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