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World Cup Final Betting: India v Sri Lanka

Sachin Tendulkar is the man for the big stage

Ed Hawkins is on hand with all the stats, tips and trends ahead of the showdown in Mumbai on Saturday. Follow his in-running advice on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

1 Apr 2011

World Cup Betting: India v Pakistan

Yuvraj Singh is a man in form

According to Ed Hawkins, this combustibile contest in Mohali on Wednesday could be decided by the toss. Follow his in-running advice on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

29 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Sri Lanka v New Zealand

Tillakaratne Dilshan is in form

Ed Hawkins is confident his pre-tournament pick will triumph in the first semi-final in Colombo on Tuesday. Follow his in-running advice on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

27 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Sri Lanka v England

Mahela Jayawardene has a good record against England

Ed Hawkins does not have much faith in England but in Colombo on Saturday the importance of the toss in the last quarter-final gives them a sniff. Follow his in-running advice on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

25 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: South Africa v New Zealand

Imran Tahir, pictured with Hashim Amla, gives the Proteas a new dimension

South Africa have looked good so far, but they won't be taking five times World Cup semi-finalists New Zealand for granted in Friday's third quarter-final.

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Andrew Hughes

24 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: India v Australia

Ricky Ponting has been struggling

Ed Hawkins does not have much faith in the hosts in Ahmedabad on Thursday in the second quarter-final. Follow his in-running advice on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

23 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: West Indies v Pakistan

The dependable Devon Smith

Pakistan are some people's favourites to win the World Cup, but the West Indies are also capable of springing a surprise in this clash of the enigmas.

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Andrew Hughes

22 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: India v West Indies

Sachin Tendulkar is the key wicket

Ed Hawkins previews the final Group B match in Chennai on Sunday. Follow him on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

19 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Kenya v Zimbabwe

Brendan Taylor has a good record against Kenya

Ed Hawkins reckons there is a decent wager to be had for this contest in Eden Gardens in the wee hours of Sunday. Follow him on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

19 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Australia v Pakistan

Kamran Akmal could open

Ed Hawkins reckons Shahid Afridi's men are the value to end Australia's remarkable World Cup run. Follow him on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

18 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Bangladesh v South Africa

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Ed Hawkins insists the toss is all important as Group B goes down to the wire in Dhaka in the early hours of Saturday. Check his Twitter account for in-running advice......

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Ed Hawkins

18 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Tharanga is the tip to top score

Though both these teams are already into the last eight, the winners of this game could top Group A and secure themselves an easier quarter-final draw.

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Andrew Hughes

16 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Ireland v Netherlands

Cooper is Mr Reliable

The quarter-final dream is over for these two nations, but there is still Associate pride at stake and opportunities to be had for cricket punters.

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Andrew Hughes

16 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: England v West Indies

Chris Gayle is an injury doubt

Ed Hawkins is sweet on England to keep their World Cup hopes alive in Chennai on Thursday. Follow him on Twitter here for in-running advice...

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Ed Hawkins

16 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Australia v Canada

Michael Clarke has played some classic ODI innings in this tournament so far

Australia are the only unbeaten team in the tournament so far and that's unlikely to change when they go up against Canada. We will have to look elsewhere for good wagers and Michael Clarke may...

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Ed Hawkins

15 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Ireland v South Africa

Smith can top score for the Proteas

Ireland's slim hopes of a quarter-final place depend on their recreating their earlier heroics? Can they do to South Africa what they did to England?

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Andrew Hughes

13 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Pakistan v Zimbabwe

Kamran Akmal should survive

Ed Hawkins expects Pakistan to get over their disappointment against the Kiwis last time out and turn it on in Pallekele on Monday...

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Ed Hawkins

13 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Bangladesh v Netherlands

Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh's top bat so far

Ed Hawkins reckons the future could be orange at Chittagong on Monday - and bleak for Bangladesh...

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Ed Hawkins

13 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Australia v Kenya

Mike Hussey looks like he means business in training

Okay, this one probably is hopeless mismatch, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways of making money from the game, says Ed Hawkins...

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Ed Hawkins

12 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Canada v New Zealand

Ross Taylor could star again with the bat

It looks like a huge mismatch but this World Cup has sprung plenty of surprises so far - are we in for another one? Ed Hawkins looks at the betting...

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Ed Hawkins

12 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: India v South Africa

Amla has happy memories of Nagpur

India are already in the quarter-finals and, barring some extremely unlikely results, South Africa will be joining them. But this is still an intriguing clash of the big guns.

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Andrew Hughes

10 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe

Tillakaratne Dilshan has a ton last time v Zims

Ed Hawkins looks ahead to the Group A contest in Pallekele on Thursday. Follow him on Twitter here for in-running recommendations...

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Ed Hawkins

9 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: India v Netherlands

Zuiderent can anchor the Netherlands

One hiccup against England aside, India have progressed smoothly through the group stage and they can confirm their quarter final place with victory over the Netherlands.

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Andrew Hughes

7 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: New Zealand v Pakistan

Shahid Afridi is the dangerman

Ed Hawkins looks ahead to the Group A contest in Pallekele on Tuesday. Follow him on Twitter here for in-running recommendations...

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Ed Hawkins

7 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Canada v Kenya

Will Steve Tikolo be in the runs against Canada?

Ed Hawkins has identified Canada as a value bet for this contest in Delhi on Monday with their African opponents failing to impress...

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Ed Hawkins

6 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: England v South Africa

Botha could be back for the Proteas

Wednesday's shock defeat to Ireland has thrown England's plans into chaos. Can they get back on track against the formidable looking South Africans?

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Andrew Hughes

5 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: India v Ireland

The other O'Brien brother in action

Having frightened Bangladesh and toppled England, the Irish have flown the flag for the Associate nations. Can they go one better and topple the tournament favourites?

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Andrew Hughes

5 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Sri Lanka v Australia

Kumar Sangakkara is Sri Lanka's top man against the Aussies

Ed Hawkins is relishing the prospect of this contest in Colombo on Saturday. And there is a clear punting strategy, too. Follow him on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

4 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Bangladesh v West Indies

Tamim Iqbal will look to blast away

Ed Hawkins expects the home side to light the blue touch paper by upsetting the Caribbean outfit in Mirpur on Friday. Follow him on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

3 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: New Zealand v Zimbabwe

Ray Price is in your face

Ed Hawkins has been looking forward to this contest in the early hours of Friday in Ahmedabad. Here's why... Follow him on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

2 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Canada v Pakistan

Younis is Pakistan's rock

Pakistan are looking like potential tournament winners whilst Canada are looking out of their depth. Another one-sided affair is on the cards in Colombo.

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Andrew Hughes

2 Mar 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Netherlands v South Africa

A B is on top of his game

The Netherlands have had little time to recover from their disappointing showing against the West Indies and will have their work cut out against South Africa.

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Andrew Hughes

2 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: England v Ireland

Insatiable thirst for runs. Jonathan Trott won't slack off just because he's up against Ireland

Ed Hawkins takes a look the contest in Bangalore on Wednesday as we await our first tournament upset. But there's bad news for lovers of the underdog, it's not likely to happen here....

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Ed Hawkins

1 Mar 2011

World Cup Betting: Sri Lanka v Kenya

Lasith Malinga could return

It's back to the one-sided contests as Sri Lanka host Kenya in Colombo on Tuesday. Ed Hawkins analyses this one. Follow him on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

28 Feb 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: West Indies v Netherlands

Gayle has the ammunition

The West Indies have suffered a huge blow with the loss of Dwayne Bravo and now they face a stiff test against a battling Netherlands side.

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Andrew Hughes

27 Feb 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Canada v Zimbabwe

Back Brendan to top score

Both these teams were thrashed in their opening fixtures but this is a chance for two of the Group A minnows to get a win on the board

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Andrew Hughes

27 Feb 2011

World Cup Betting: India v England

Paul Collingwood looks good for runs

India and England clash in Bangalore on Sunday as the tournament action hots up. Ed Hawkins analyses this one. Follow him on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

26 Feb 2011

World Cup Betting: Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi celebrate during their win over Kenya

Ed Hawkins analyses the clash between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday and he's found a couple of tasty wagers. Follow him on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

24 Feb 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Bangladesh v Ireland

Back Tamim to be top Tigers batsman

Bangladesh put up a good fight with the bat against India but this is a game Ireland will have been targeting to give themselves a chance of reaching the quarter-finals.

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Andrew Hughes

24 Feb 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Australia v New Zealand

Taylor can top score for New Zealand

Both teams disposed of poor opposition in their opening games and a win here would go a long way to securing qualification for the quarter-finals.

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Andrew Hughes

24 Feb 2011

World Cup Betting: South Africa v West Indies

Morne Morkel (centre) is the dangerman

The World Cup starts here with a match that will finally whet the appetite. Ed Hawkins previews the contest in Delhi on Thursday. Follow him on Twitter here...

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Ed Hawkins

22 Feb 2011

World Cup Betting: Kenya v Pakistan

Shoaib Akhtar should trouble Kenya

It's another mismatch in the tournament but there are still betting options for this contest in Hambantota on Wednesday as Ed Hawkins explains. Follow him on Twitter here....

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Ed Hawkins

22 Feb 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: England v Netherlands

Kervezee is a key man for the Netherlands

The last time these two teams met in an international tournament, it was the men in orange who secured a famous victory. Can they spring another surprise?

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Andrew Hughes

21 Feb 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Australia v Zimbabwe

Shane Watson could be a good bet for 50

Ed Hawkins would like to back the Zimbabweans for glory in Ahmedabad on Monday but a more cautious approach is advised...

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Ed Hawkins

20 Feb 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Kenya v New Zealand

Daniel Vettori leads the Kiwis

Ed Hawkins reckons the Kiwis will not have it all their own way against Kenya when the sides meet in Chennai early on Sunday...

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Ed Hawkins

19 Feb 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Canada v Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara is in charge for Sri Lanka

Second favourites Sri Lanka get their campaign underway on Sunday and Ed Hawkins says the best wagers lie in the top-bat markets...

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Ed Hawkins

19 Feb 2011

Cricket World Cup Betting: Bangladesh v India

Gambhir has a good record at this ground

It's the World Cup opener and it should be a tasty affair as the Tigers try to topple the hot tournament favourites in front of a fiercely partisan Bangladeshi crowd.

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Andrew Hughes

18 Feb 2011

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