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Cricket: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Final - England v Pakistan Preview & Betting Tips

England head to Melbourne on the back of one of the best run chases imaginable, and history awaits for Jos Buttler and his players


  • ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, final
  • Sunday 13 November, 2022
  • England v Pakistan
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground (8am UK)

I have mentioned this before, but it is definitely worth repeating. If England win at the MCG on Sunday, they will hold both the 50-over and T20 World Cup trophies.

And I’m fully backing them to do it and reverse the result of the 50-over final 30 years ago when Imran Khan’s Cornered Tigers triumphed.

England were my outright tip before a ball was bowled at 7/2, and they are 4/6 favourites to win the final.

Their overwhelming favouritism is no doubt owed much to the way they dismantled a chase of 169 against India in yesterday’s semi-final. I’d be amazed if it is not ranked as England’s greatest T20 performance given the occasion, etc.

Instead of taking that 4/6, I will be looking elsewhere for value given we already have that pre-tournament punt for interest in terms of the match result.

It promises to be a fantastic occasion. Let’s just hope the rain stays away.


Babar looks to be finding touch and Jos is definitely the boss!

When looking at Pakistan top batters, I would usually side with Mohammad Rizwan, as I have done successfully in the last two matches. But I’ve just got this feeling in my bones that Sunday will be more of a case of Babar Boom than Vava Voom!

After a difficult tournament so far, Babar Azam has looked more like it in the last two games - Bangladesh and New Zealand - with 25 and 53. And I think he will have another good day.

He is 12/5 with bet365 to score a fifty in the match and 11/4 to be Pakistan’s top batsman with Ladbrokes. I would be interested in taking on both punts.

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T20 World Cup Final - England v Pakistan

11/4 on Babar Azam to be Pakistan's top run-scorer is worth a punt

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At 11/4 a £10 bet would return £37.50

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

November 13, 2022

8:00 am GMT

In terms of England success with the bat, I would certainly be taking on bet365′s price boost of 10/3 on Jos Buttler to be their top batter.

Why? He’s the best T20 batter in the world. Need I say more!

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T20 World Cup Final - England v Pakistan

bet365 have a price boost of 10/3 on Jos Buttler to be Top England batter

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At 10/3 a £10 bet would return £43.33

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

November 13, 2022

8:00 am GMT


Can Afridi follow Akram’s heroics in 1992?

If Pakistan are to win this one - they’re a best price of 27/20 to do so - then you feel in-form quick Shaheen Shah Afridi has got to have a good day.

When Pakistan beat England at Melbourne to win the 50-over World Cup in ‘92, a left-arm quick named Wasim Akram starred with 3-49 from 10 overs (he also hit 33 with the bat).

Now Afridi has been in white hot form over the last few weeks after going wicket-less in the first two games. He has since struck 10 times in four matches. He has been his side’s top bowler in three of those matches.

So I would be taking the 3/1 Ladbrokes are offering on him to make it a quartet of Pakistan top bowler performances.

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T20 World Cup Final - England v Pakistan

In-form Shaheen Shah Afridi looks the best bet for top Pakistan bowler

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At 3/1 a £10 bet would return £40

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

November 13, 2022

8:00 am GMT


Buttler can secure big priced #OddsOnThat selection

Just returning to England skipper Jos Buttler to finish off. I would be interested in Betfair’s combination of him to hit a six, take a catch and a stumping, which is on offer at 17/2.

In the last three games, he has just been missing a stumping from that combination. But leg-spinners Adil Rashid and Liam Livingstone have looked much more threatening of late, making me think the stumping could be on its way.

I’d be willing to take a chance for small stakes.

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T20 World Cup Final - England v Pakistan

Jos Buttler to hit a six, take a catch and a stumping is on offer at 17/2

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At 17/2 a £10 bet would return £95

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

November 13, 2022

8:00 am GMT

* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.


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