2015 Cricket World Cup Final Odds: Punters ditch Australia and back NZ

Posted by on 27/3/2015
Filled in: Cricket

What does Australia have to do to get the support of punters in this World Cup?

They were shunned against India in the semi-final, and now online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is seeing almost twice the investment on New Zealand at $2.88 to knock off the Aussies, who are the $1.44 favourites in Sunday’s final.

One Sportsbet customer is confident of an upset, placing a bet of $24,550 on the Kiwis at $2.90.

David Warner has been costly for punters during the tournament but 40% of all money placed in the top Australian runscorer market has gone on him at the price of $4.00.

“Even if you put patriotism aside, you’d expect more support for the Aussies inSunday’s final given the fact they’ll be at home. Punters’ eyes are lighting up at the juicy price we’re offering for the Black Caps,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au

World Cup Final

$1.44   Australia

$2.88   New Zealand


Top Runscorer – Australia

$4.00   David Warner

$4.00   Steve Smith

$5.00   Aaron Finch

$6.00   Michael Clarke

$8.00   Glenn Maxwell

$8.00   Shane Watson

$10      George Bailey

$13      Mitchell Marsh

$19      Brad Haddin


Top Wicket-taker – Australia

$3.00   Mitchell Starc

$4.33   Mitchell Johnson

$4.50   Josh Hazlewood

$4.50   Pat Cummins

$6.00   James Faulkner

$6.00   Xavier Doherty

$8.50   Glenn Maxwell

$8.50   Mitchell Marsh

$10      Shane Watson