Twenty20 World Cup Free Bets
Twenty20 is quickly becoming the most popular form of cricket around the world due to the exciting action, short matches and the intense pressure and alongside the various domestic forms of T20 is the international version; called the ICC World Twenty20 (also referred to as the ICC World T20 or the World Twenty20).
How to get yours hands on a World T20 free bets
You can use your Twenty20 World Cup free bets in exactly the same way that you would use any other sports free bet. There is a wide variety of free bet offers listed on FREEbets.org.uk which you can view and choose between. Once you have found the right one for you, simply click on the banner or link and you will be taken through to the bookie where you will need to register your betting account.
Once you have registered your account and you have qualified for your free World T20 bet, it's time to find the Twenty20 World Cup betting page. Most bookies will have a long list of sports down the left hand side of the page. Cricket is one of the more popular sports so it should be near the top of this list. Click through the cricket link to find a T20 section or a T20 World Cup page.
Once you are on this page you will be spoilt for choice in terms of markets that you can use your Twenty20 World Cup free bet on. Look through the selections and click on the odds or the name of the selection to add it to your bet slip which commonly appears at the top right of the page. Here you can enter free bet cash or tick a box to start betting for free on the T20 World Cup.
And stick around on FREEbets.org.uk for all the latest cricket betting news for tips on where to turn your World T20 free bet into cold, hard cash.
Who should I use my World T20 free bet on?
Twenty20 is a form of cricket that opens up many betting opportunities. Free bets can be used in the traditional way to back the winner of a match, the top bowler for the match and team, something similar for the top batsman and much more. Cricket free bets can also be used for T20 in-play betting and a great deal can change as the game progresses.
Sri Lanka are the current World T20 champions having won the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh. However, they are now 7th in the world rankings.
England won the World Twenty20 in 2010 but have struggled in the limited overs form of the game in recent years but are improving so may be a good option for your free World Twenty20 bet. In 2014 England did not progress from the group stages and lost to Netherlands, a nation with a limited amount of cricket heritage. England also had a poor ODI World Cup in 2015, again failing to qualify for the knockout stages and losing to Bangladesh in the group stages. England are fifth in the world for both Test match and T20 cricket.
Australia an India are traditional Test playing nations who have adapted well to limited overs cricket. However, although Australia are number one in the world for Tests and One day Internationals they are only 8th for the 20 overs form of the game. Conversely, India are at the top of the Twenty20 rankings but second for Tests.
Australia have never won the World T20 but lost in the final to England in 2010. India beat Pakistan by 5 runs in the first final in 2007 but lost by 6 wickets to Sri Lanka in 2014. The country is also the home of the Indian Premier League which is the most watched domestic T20 tournament in the world. Although overseas players are involved the Premier League provides a great pool of Indian players from which to make selections for international matches and tournaments.
You can use your World T20 free bet for a wide range of markets including to back the leading batsman in the tournament and any bowler to take most wickets for his side during a match. A number of motivated and exciting young players and more experienced cricketers will arrive at the tournament keen to make big scores, produce match winning performances and enhance their reputation.
What is World T20 cricket?
Twenty20 cricket, sometimes known as Twenty-20 and often abbreviated by the lazy writers amongst us to T20, is a short form of cricket. Where as Test matches and longer-form games can go on for what seems like years, T20 cricket is done within a couple of hours.
Both teams have just one single inning each which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs. A typical Twenty20 game is completed in about three hours, with each innings lasting around 75–90 minutes and a 10–20-minute interval. It means it is closer to the game lengths of popular sports like football and rugby.
It was originally introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003 for professional inter-county competition in England and Wales. It was introduced to create a fast-paced form of the game which would be attractive to spectators at the ground and viewers on television.
The World Cup itself and various forms of domestic Twenty20 competitions follow a very similar format to the T20 World Cup. However, there is nothing like a battle between two of the world's best T20 sides on the international stage, playing for the pride and honour of that country's badge and people.
The format of the World T20 has been modified for the 2016 event in India to accommodate 16 competing nations who play in three stages. Initially there is a group stage in which eight minor teams contest two groups. Matches are played on a round robin basis with the two group winners progressing to the Super 10. This element of the tournament involves two groups of five teams comprising the two group stage winners and the eight established cricket playing nations. Matches are again played on a round robin basis and the top two teams in the group move forward to the semi-finals. The winners of the two last four fixtures progress to the final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This year’s tournament in India begins on March 8th and the final is played on April 3rd.
Other types of free World T20 bets
The number of markets on which you can use your IPL free bets has grown remarkably over the past ten years. Where once punters were restricted to betting on the match winner and perhaps the number of runs scored in an innings, there is now the option to bet for free on the IPL on a vast number of different markets, including:
- Top team wicket taker
- Number of extras in an innings
- Batsmen match bets
- Number of runs within an over
- method of dismissal
- Highest opening partnership
- Century scored
- Total 4s and total 6s
These are just a handful of the markets now offered by most bookmakers on almost every international cricket match as well as many domestic ones too.
World Twenty20 Records
Seven teams in the World Twenty20 are 500/1 or bigger to win the tournament. That means almost half the competing nations could be classed as minnows with no chance of becoming the T20 world champions. In theory there should be more scenarios in which scoring records could be broken. Weather delays and interruptions should not affect the scheduled length of matches.
Four matches in each Super 10 group will bring together an established cricket playing nation and a minor country. If one of the giants bat first record scoring totals could be under threat and if a minnow bats in the first innings new low scoring figures could be set. Winning margin and highest run chase records could also be beaten in India.
The whole ethos of cricket is changing so that the battle between the bat and ball is now in favour of the former. The thinking now is to score runs quickly and early rather than protect a wicket. Even in two years batsmen have become more positive and aggressive and this trend will have implications for the following international T20 records:
Highest innings runs:
Sri Lanka 260 v Kenya 2007
Australia 248 v England 2013
South Africa 241 v England 2009
Highest successful run chases:
West Indies 236 v South Africa 2015
India 211 v Sri Lanka 2009
South Africa 208 v West Indies 2007
Lowest innings runs
Netherlands 39 v Sri Lanka 2014
Nepal 53 v Ireland 2015
Kenya 56 v Afghanistan 2013
Highest runs victory margin:
Sri Lanka 172 v Kenya 2007
South Africa 130 v Scotland 2009
England 116 v Afghanistan 2012
Several matches have been won by one run and one wicket. Eight matches have been tied. Tie-breakers were used to determine a result but for statistical records the matches are considered as ties.
England seem to have got their act together in limited over cricket since the debacle of the last World Cup. The coaching regime at the time seemed set in their ways and had lost ground with the rest of the world. Scoring runs early and quickly is the new mantra and not just establishing a solid base. In Ben Stokes a genuine match winner has emerged for England and he can inspire his colleagues to win a first World Cup for England in any format since the T20 version in 2010. India will have the following of a massive home crowd and the buzz during their matches will be amazing. The hosts have not won any of the first five World Twenty20s and doing that night be beyond India. England have enough young hungry talent to beat their hosts in the final in what should be a tremendous occasion. New Zealand and South Africa can reach the last four but England can ultimately upset the odds and rankings and become the first country to win more than one World T20.
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