T20 WORLD CUP
MARKET : TOP SOUTH AFRICAN TOURNAMENT RUNSCORER
SELECTION : QUINTON DE KOCK +175
With the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup starting on Saturday 23rd 3.00 am ( Pacific Time ) the bigger established nations enter the event.
Australia play South Africa in Abu Dhabi in the opening match in Group 1.
Sometimes favorites in such markets such as Top SA Tournament Run-scorer are not priced as short as they should be.
As an opening batsman QUINTON DE KOCK has been consistently dominant for every franchise he has played for in this format including 2019 & 2020 Champions of IPL Mumbai Indians.
Requinlishing the captaincy is big for QDK with Bavuma leading the team he can concentrate solely on his batting & wicketkeeping
Stats would suggest he should possibly be nearer + 1.00, and he is guaranteed barring injury to bat every match South Africa play
T20 WORLD CUP
MARKET : TOP PAKISTANI TOURNAMENT RUNSCORER
SELECTION : BABAR AZAM + 1.75
BABAR AZAM is the one global batting superstar in the Pakistan line up . Similar to the De Kock selection his stats probably suggest he should be nearer odds on for this particular market
Unlike in test cricket where BABAR AZAM bats lower down he has a dominant opening partnership with wicket keeper Rizwan . He would be the main danger to BABAR AZAM where Pakistan tend to struggle with finishers in the death overs form the middle order.
Often Pakistan successes have been achieved by decent opening stands
You tend to find both the above markets are priced similar to Top Runscorer for individual matches but in both cases the dominance of such individuals and the fact both will have the huge advantage of opening every innings the lines are generous.
Also it is worth noting both of these nations will do well to make the later stages ( semi final & final ) so we could be looking at aggregation over only five matches
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