Australia are set to be back in action at the 2015 Cricket World Cup tomorrow against Bangladesh at the Gabba in Brisbane, but there is every chance that the game will not go ahead.
A cyclone off the Queensland coast means that Brisbane has been hit by a deluge of rain in the past 24 hours and with no end in sight it would take an amazing effort from Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell Junior to have the pitch ready for tomorrows clash.
Australia have been in Brisbane since they started their 2015 World Cup campaign with a dominant display against England at the MCG last Saturday, but have been forced to train indoors throughout the week.
There has been speculation that Australia will play four fast bowlers in the form of Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins in order to take advantage of the bowler friendly pitch, but wicket-keeper Brad Haddin that the side has no idea what the Gabba pitch will look like by this time tomorrow.
“All the weather has done has delayed the naming of the team,” Haddin said.
“We are not sure what we are going to get when we pull the covers up.
“There is a possibility (Australia could field four fast bowlers) and if there wasn’t any weather around that probably would have been slim.
“It’s hard to give you a team or what we are thinking because we are so unsure on what is going to happen with the weather and when they pull the covers up.”
Bangladesh started their 2015 World Cup campaign with a comfortable win against Afghanistan on Wednesday, but are still big underdogs to beat Australia and are currently available at a quote of $13, while Australia are at the short World Cup odds of $1.03 to maintain their unbeaten start to the tournament.
There is obviously no value in the match betting markets for this encounter and you have to look a little bit deeper to find a market that is worthy of bet.
One market that does represent some value is that for most sixes and if the game is not completely played out or the conditions are very bowler friendly then the $6 on offer for both sides to score the most sixes is worth a bet.
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