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T20 World Cup: Best Bets For Thursday 13 June

As Thursday’s T20 World Cup action unfolds, punters are in for a treat with some thrilling matchups.

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As Thursday’s T20 World Cup action unfolds, punters are in for a treat with some thrilling matchups. Bangladesh faces off against Netherlands, while England and Oman close out the day’s action. Have a look at the best bets to take for Thursday’s matches.

Bangladesh vs Netherlands

Thursday, 13 June at 16:30

Venue: Arnos Vale Stadium.

Bangladesh, with mixed results, are back to square one – hopeful yet lacking confidence. They narrowly beat Sri Lanka but then lost to South Africa by four runs, who defended the lowest target in T20 World Cup history (114). Blaming umpiring misses the point: their batting needs improvement, with only one player scoring at a run-a-ball pace.

Their bowlers have shined, though, with Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Taskin Ahmed, and Rishad Hossain taking four wickets each, making a combined total of 15.

The Netherlands, despite a close four-wicket loss to South Africa, remain in control of their fate. Their bowlers, particularly Vivian Kingma, Logan van Beek, and Paul van Meekeren, performed excellently, restricting South Africa with three maidens and a combined 12-3-46-4. Batting is their weak spot, but they could still push for the Super 8s with a win here.

Expect a competitive game, with the Dutch bowlers ready to challenge the Bangladeshi batters. We’re backing the Dutch to win this game against an unconvincing Bangladeshi side.

Prediction: Netherlands to win at 3.00.

Best Bet: Highest individual score to be over 56.5 at 1.86.

Alternative Bet: Liton Das to score over 20.5 runs at 1.86.

England vs Oman

Thursday, 13 June at 21:00

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

England’s lack of preparation was evident against Scotland and Australia. Conceding 74 runs in the powerplay set the tone, making it easier for Australia. Their decision to open with off-spin backfired, particularly for Will Jacks, who was punished. Archer’s 1/28 and Livingstone’s control in the middle helped, but the damage was done. The top order’s failure to exploit the powerplay effectively left them chasing in vain. Moeen Ali’s brief resistance wasn’t enough, raising questions about the batting order. A big win is now crucial to keep their hopes alive.

Oman, resilient in previous games, faces a tough challenge. They pushed Australia and took Namibia to a Super Over but were overwhelmed by Scotland. A win against England would be a historic upset. Pratik Athavale and Ayaan Khan have shown promise with the bat, but the real test will be against England’s bowlers, Archer and Wood. Oman’s bowlers, including Bilal Khan and Kaleemullah, have been impressive and could trouble England. Even if they don’t win, keeping the game close would be a significant achievement.

England must secure dominant wins over both Oman and Namibia, ideally by over 50 runs or by chasing within 13-14 overs, to improve their Net Run Rate and stay in contention. They’ll also need Australia to defeat Scotland, with Josh Hazlewood openly hinting at the Aussies’ interest in eliminating England. The pressure is on, and England’s star players will need to deliver in these must-win matches.

Prediction: England to win at 1.02.

Best Bet: Individual score to be over 58.5 at 1.86.

Value Bet: Phil Salt to score 50+ runs at 3.00.

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