The West Indies have rebounded in spectacular fashion at the 2015 Cricket World Cup and they will take plenty of confidence into their key clash with South Africa in Sydney tomorrow.
The West Indies were staring down the barrel of an opening round World Cup exit when they suffered a surprise loss to Ireland in their first game of the tournament, but they have bounced back with two dominant victories over Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
Pakistan were no match for West Indies in their contest at Hagley Oval on February 21 and the Caribbean side scored a very comfortable win before a Chris Gayle double century led the side to a big win over Zimbabwe in Canberra earlier this week.
South Africa went into the 2015 Cricket World Cup as one of the favourites and they started their campaign with a comfortable victory against Zimbabwe, but their campaign hit a roadblock when they were flogged by India at the MCG last weekend.
The Proteas are still heavily favored to make it through to the World Cup quarter-finals, but they will need to win all of their remaining pool games and hope that India drop a game to finish at the top of Pool B.
Despite the West Indies past two performances they are clear outsiders to record their third straight win and they are currently available at World Cup odds of $3.35, while South Africa are priced at a quote of $1.32 to return to winning form.
A week ago no punter in their right mind would have even considered putting money on the West Indies in this game, but after their dominant performance against South Africa they do represent a bit of value, while it is tough to support South Africa at that price following their lackluster performance.
Another market that represents good betting value in this clash is the Top South African Batsman market with Ladbrokes.com.au.
Hashim Amla and AB De Villiers are two of the best batsmen in the world, but their popularity means that they often start far too short in this form of betting market and backing their teammates can prove profitable.
Both David Miller ($7) and JP Duminy ($9) are more than capable batsmen when they perform at their best and I would not oppose a small bet on either player.
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The leading online bookmaker are offering a World Cup Mega Multi this weekend and you can score inflated odds of $3.25 if South Africa, Australia and Pakistan all win their respective games this weekend!