England v Pakistan 1st ODI – Betting Tips and Predictions
Our experts have cricket betting tips for this match. These include the latest odds and are based on the form of the players.
Back Ball for Top Bowler
The fact England have been forced to name an entirely new squad for this fixture will hand an opportunity to others to shine.
One of those could be Nottinghamshire’s Jake Ball if he is given the chance.
The right-arm pacer has been in excellent form once again in the T20 Blast with 11 wickets in his last five matches.
His price of 4.5 with bet365 looks a great bet should he take the field in Cardiff.
Zaman Offers Value
While Babar Azam tops the top Pakistan batsmen market, it does mean there could be value to be had elsewhere.
It could pay to side with Fakhar Zaman to be his team’s top run-scorer here.
He struggled to kick on and make big scores in T20 cricket recently but a return to this format can bring the best out in him.
There was plenty to like about his showings in the South Africa series in April. He followed up a superb 193 in Johannesburg with a score of 101 in Centurion.
He has a solid record in England and averages over 50 in the two ODIs he has played in Cardiff. His price of 4.5 with bet365 looks the value play.
Hasan Ali for Top Bowler
Hasan Ali has been among the wickets recently and has excelled in ODI cricket at this venue before.
The medium-pacer did really well in the recent PSL and has 10 wickets in three previous matches in Cardiff.
Given that record and current form, it looks a solid bet to back him at 4.0 with bet365 to be Pakistan’s top bowler.
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