We were expecting a cracker of a game this Friday at the Emirates Old Trafford, but rain played spoilsport once again, with the match being abandoned midway. But, let’s cheer up, cause we still have a couple of matches on the cards. The stage is set for the second clash of the 3-game series and we can’t wait for the action to begin. To double the fun, I have handpicked the top three winning bets from the market, so that you can witness the riveting encounter and earn some easy cash at the same time to spice up the weekend.
Take a few minutes, go through my analysis and invest your money to get hold of guaranteed returns:
Well, this deal is as safe as a house it seems and we are fortunate that Bet 365 is offering odds as high as 1.83 for this market. In the past five matches (excluding the first T20I on Friday), England have hit a total of 59 sixes at a rate of 11.8 sixes per innings and managed to hit at least six in four of those matches. The record hasn’t been that spectacular exclusively at the United Kingdom, but the Three Lions have hit 37 maximums in the last five matches at home, averaging 7.4 sixes per match, with three matches registering more than 5 sixes. That’s not all folks!
Even in Friday’s match, England had already hit 6 sixes till the time the match was abandoned, with 23 balls left in the innings. Meanwhile, the hosts have a lot of big hitters in their squad, with few of them playing a T20I series for the first time in England. For example, Dawid Malan will play only his third T20I at home, but he’s already hit 20 sixes in the 10 matches prior to the start of the series, while Tom Banton, another explosive batsman has hit a six in each of the four Internationals he’s played, boasting an average of two hits per match, while Johhny Bairstow has himself hit 11 sixes in his last five matches. There’s no doubt this is a winning bet.
Pakistan’s record against England in T20Is is not inspiring at all, with the Asians losing 10 and winning 4 in the past encounters between these two sides. If matches were not played at neutral venues, then the record would have been even worse, with Pakistan having the better of the Three Lions at their own den just twice on six occasions, while they’ve won only once since 2009, which surely tells us a tale. If we take the last 10 H2H matches in consideration, England have won seven of them, losing just two, while the other ended up as a tied game.
Pakistan’s overall record in the recent past doesn’t help their cause either, with them winning just three matches (two against Bangladesh) and losing seven in the last 10 T20Is. On the contrary, England have a better record, winning six of their last 10 Internationals, along with three losses. It is to be noted that England have defeated better opponents in the same time frame, coupled with the way they’ve played in the 1st T20I until the disruption, it definitely gives them an edge going into Sunday’s game.
Another lucrative deal indeed. Even though it apparently might look a bit risky, give me a couple of minutes to change your mind. In the last five H2H matches between these two sides, Pakistan have hit a total of 68 fours at a rate of 13.6 fours per innings, having hit at least 13 in three of those matches. Overall, in the last four T20Is, the Asians have hit a total of 54 boundaries at a rate of 13.5 per innings, having struck 13 or more in three of those matches. Unfortunately, the visitors never got to bat in the opening match last Friday evening.
But, the last time Pakistan played at the Emirates Old Trafford, their batsmen registered 17 boundaries and guided them to a memorable win. Overall, in the last two matches in England, the visitors have sent the ball to the ropes a total of 32 times. Meanwhile, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman are good strikers of the cricket ball, which gives us an added incentive to invest on this particular bet. Babar has played only 38 T20I innings and hit 146 boundaries at a rate of almost 4 per innings, while Zaman strikes more than 2 boundaries per match, which is also impressive. As far as the stats are concerned, this looks like a bet with guaranteed return.