Sportsbooks Favor England to Win T20 World Cup Ahead of Semi-Finals

| November 9, 2021 7:25 am PDT
  • Bookmakers view England as the favorite to win the 2021 T20 World Cup.
  • England faces New Zealand in the first semi-final on Wednesday, November 10.
  • Pakistan and Australia contest the second semi-final on Thursday, November 11.

As we head into the semi-finals of the 2021 T20 World Cup, England is now the bookies’ favorite to lift the trophy.

With the pre-tournament favorite – India – and the defending champion – West Indies – failing to reach the last four, Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand are the other semi-finalists.

England and Pakistan have both won the T20 World Cup, triumphing in 2009 and 2010, respectively. As for Australia and New Zealand, they are bidding to claim their first crown.

Let’s check out the updated T20 World Cup odds before taking a closer look at the remaining four contenders.

Latest 2021 T20 World Cup Winner Odds

Here are the latest odds for the T20 World Cup winner. The prices below are courtesy of Betway.

England2.80
Pakistan3.75
Australia4.20
New Zealand5.00

Having finished atop Group 1, England (2.80) is the bookies’ favorite to go all the way. However, it is worth noting that Pakistan (3.75) is the only team with a 100% record in the tournament.

Australia (4.20) finished level with England on eight points but ended the group stage with a lower net run rate. Over in Group 2, New Zealand (5.00) finished two points behind Pakistan.

What Makes England the Favorite to Lift the Trophy?

Eoin Morgan and co. finished the group stage with a mammoth +2.464 net run rate, underlining their dominance with the bat.

England crushed the West Indies, Bangladesh, Australia, and Sri Lanka before suffering a narrow loss to South Africa. Still, the 2010 champions advanced to the semi-finals in first place.

As the table below details, Jos Buttler has been in irresistible form throughout the tournament. The powerful opener boasts a strike rate of 155.84 and has also hit the most sixes so far.

2021 T20 WORLD CUP – TOP RUN-SCORERS
Player Team Runs High Score Average
Babar Azam Pakistan 264 70 66.00
Jos Buttler England 240 101* 120.00
Charith Asalanka Sri Lanka 231 80* 46.20

Although Jason Roy will miss the remainder of the competition due to a torn calf muscle, England has more than enough quality in the batting department to get over the line.

James Vince has been called up to replace Roy. The Hampshire skipper joins fellow big hitters such as Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, and Moeen Ali.

With world-class bowlers like Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid capable of producing magic with the ball, it is hardly surprising that England is the favorite to go all the way.

Could Pakistan, Australia, or New Zealand Upset the Odds?

Although England is the bookies’ frontrunner, the tight odds suggest that anyone could win the 2021 T20 World Cup.

England is priced at 2.80, while the “outsider”, New Zealand, is at 5.00. With Pakistan and Australia at 3.75 and 4.20, respectively, we are set for a thrilling end to the tournament.

As things stand, it feels like Pakistan is England’s biggest threat. The Men in Green won all five of their group games and head into the semi-finals brimming with belief.

It goes without saying that Australia is still a force to be reckoned with. Following David Warner’s outstanding 89* against the Windies last time out, the Aussies will be confident of reaching the final.

You would be a fool to write off New Zealand, too. Captained by the phenomenal Kane Williamson, the Black Caps can beat anyone on their day.

Betting on the 2021 T20 World Cup

Betting on the winner of the T20 World Cup is no easy task. With four seriously strong sides left in the competition, anyone could lift the trophy in Dubai on Sunday, November 14.

Sure, England is the bookies’ favorite for now. But if New Zealand triumphs on Wednesday, the T20 World Cup odds will take another twist.

If you’re planning to wager on the semi-finals, make sure you check out my betting previews. I have analyzed all four teams in detail and shared useful tips and predictions for both games.

Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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