Who'll make the final? Can anyone finally stop Australia from creating another slice of history? Can one of the minnow upset the odds and make it out of the groups? Where will the shock results come from? The greatest cricketing show on earth starts this month and ICC Cricket World Cup betting promises to be fascinating and richly rewarding for the predictor prepared to be bold with his cricket betting.
Australia's never ending domination of the game seems to finally be on the wane, rejoice, rejoice, and India have emerged as favourites in the online ICC Cricket World Cup betting. Little wonder. Their superstar line-up is girding itself for a final hurrah, and the fixtures have been kind to the leading nations, and reduced the possibility of upsets throughout the competition.
Matches in the 2011 tournament will be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and highlights how important coming to terms with conditions will be for the likes of Australia, South Africa and England.
UK internet customers looking for best value for their predictions could be well served using a free bet from one of the online bookmakers when looking for a final winner. Despite India’s favouritism, the tournament is wide open and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 bets on one of the 'home' nations taking the trophy could be well rewarded.
England were a coming force in Cricket betting markets until they ran into a brick wall in the one-day series after their Ashes win. If their batsmen can get to grips with the pitches they could score big by reaching the semi-finals of the competition, although one-day international betting following their 6-1 series defeat by the Aussies will have dampened recent confidence.
As one cricket writer, scratching his head searching for a 2011 winner, said: "When I examine the ICC Cricket World Cup betting odds, I reckon I could make a good case for half a dozen teams. The tournament is completely open, so it is might be worthwhile waiting for the early fixtures to be completed before checking standings, form and results prior to staking an ICC Cricket World Cup bet.
"No-one, for example, ever seems to back New Zealand, but they have put all their focus on this tournament and would, as always, appear dark horses. Several ICC Cricket World Cup betting tips, suggest 2011 be their year.
"Australia, South Africa and India feature prominently amongst those punters who have already made their ICC Cricket World Cup bets, but the joy of one-day international betting is we can often expect the unexpected. Who thought Ireland would do anything in the West Indies four years ago? I still consider that one of the competition’s highlights.
“Ireland's focus in 2012 is on becoming a Test playing nation and they could offer good value again in 2011 as they like nothing better than upsetting the teams at the top of the standings. They will gather support in live ICC World Cup betting markets if they can build early momentum in the group games. They’re a decent outside tip in many peoples’ eyes.
"And what about Bangladesh? They have earned some big scalps in recent years and although 2012 might be their year in terms of player development, they will know all about conditions and could attract plenty of attention in online ICC World Cup betting markets.
"Sri Lanka too have strength in depth which highlights how dangerous they could be on home soil, with Murali enjoying a final fling, and they are packed with enough talent to justify what has been called ‘power betting’."
Live ICC Cricket World Cup betting will increase in appeal as the tournament reaches its later stages and one of the highlights will be whenever India play on home soil, They would appear to be favourites andsurely the Aussies can't do it again. Can they? Maybe a free bet from an online bookmaker might not be such a bad idea after all, a line of thinking which simply highlights how good the green and golds always have been.