Australia are on a massive unbeaten run in world cup cricket that stretches to over 30 matches over a large period of time. They take on Canada and that record only looks like it will gain an extra match. Canada have had a woeful tournament so far and this will be their last match. Not a very good sending off present, is it?
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It’s a beautiful batting track where a lot of Australians have had success in the past. Ricky Ponting is due for a big score. Cameron White will settle for anything that’s more than 20! Other than these two, everyone in that Aussie squad is in top form and Shane Watson will want to get a big hundred. Canada sprung a surprise against New Zealand in the last match and managed 261 with the help of Bagai and Jimmy Hansra. Hansra has impressed a lot of people and has a steady head on his shoulders. Will he be able to perform against the quality of this Aussie attack, though?
Available odds: Shane Watson @ 3.75; Haddin @ 4.50; Ponting @ 4.75; Clarke @ 6.00; Bagai @ 4.75; Hansra @ 5.50
that_guy’s picks: Watson @ 3.75; Hansra @ 5.50
Australia didn’t go a very clinical job of going through Kenya’s batting. Jason Krejza is bowling in good areas but is not getting enough wickets. But they wont hit the panic button yet. Lee, Tait and Johnson are still doing a pretty awesome job. They will want to finish off the game in a jiffy and run through Canada with raw pace. The Canadian bowling attack on the other end, is filled with medium(at their quickest) pacers. Baidwan and Chohan are most likely to get wickets within the powerplays. However, their best bowler so far has been Balaji Rao and seeing how Australia don’t enjoy playing leg spin, he would be in good business. Well, either that or he gets the tonking of his life.
Available odds: Brett Lee @ 3.25; Tait/Johnson @ 4.00;Baidwan @ 4.00; Balaji Rao @ 4.50
that_guy’s picks: Johnson @ 4.00; Balaji Rao @ 4.50
Australia can only find different ways to lose here- and even that wont stop them from taking away a win. Big Aussie win.
Available odds: Australia @ 1.02; Canada @ 15.00
that_guy’s pick: Australia @ 1.02
[All odds taken from 888sport]