iBet: Back Gautam Gambhir to be World Twenty20 top run scorer
Back Gautam Gambhir to be tournament top run scorer at 20-1 each way
Back Chris Gayle to be West Indies top run scorer at 5/4
Buy Gautam Gambhir runs at 170 with Spreadex
The World T20 looks wide open with the top seven in the betting all at single figure odds, and it may be better to look to individuals for value. West Indies hitman Chris Gayle goes off the 8-1 favourite to be the tournament’s top batsmen after an incredible IPL campaign that saw him blast a remarkable 733 runs in 14 innings for Bangalore, including 59 sixes!
No-one else hit more than 20 maximums. Gayle is easily the highest scoring batsman in this form of cricket in the West Indies line-up with 757 runs from 23 innings at an average of 33, and the 5/4 about him being the team’s top run-scorer looks worth taking.
There could also be value looking at India’s Gautam Gambhir, who can be backed at 20-1 to be top tournament run scorer. Gambhir accumulates runs rather than blasts them, but he loves this form of the game, having scored an impressive seven 50s in 27 T20 internationals. He also loves batting in Sri Lanka where he made scores of 88, 102 and 65 in a one-day series in July and August. India could go deep into this tournament and his runs could also be worth buying at 175 with Spreadex.
Tonight’s first round of Champions League games looks extremely difficult to call. Arsenal have got off to a good start this season and they are not letting in goals. Their opponents Montpellier have made a poor start in Ligue 1 with only one win and eight goals conceded in five games. You can lay Montpellier at 2.7 to one with Betfair, which looks tempting.
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