T20 Blast Betting Odds Comparison

The new TV deal in cricket looks set to bring some big changes to the T20 game but for now the T20 Blast is the main event in UK county cricket. T20 generally, and especially the English and Wales domestic competition, remains in its infancy.

The first T20 competition in England came in 2003 with the T20 Cup. This was revamped in 2010 as the Friends Life T20. The T20 Blast itself was only founded in 2014 but already it has proved a big hit, with fans, players and those that like to bet on cricket. If you fall into the latter category, be sure to make use of our odds comparison. This live odds feed helps you find the biggest and best odds for all your cricket bets. We’ve got all the major events, competitions and games covered so maximising your returns has never been easier.

The competition begins in a league format in July, with a North and South division of nine teams each. The top four sides from each group go through to the quarters before the showpiece finals day which sees two semis and the final itself played. This year finals day is set to be at Edgbaston on the 2nd September but there are a lot of sixes to be hit before then.

During the group phase, each side plays 14 games. They play six divisional rivals home and away and two other teams just once, one at home and one on the road. There are some top overseas players taking part this year. Names such as Imran Tahir, Aaron Finch, Kumar Sangakarra, Corey Anderson, Brendon McCullum, Luke Ronchi and Shahid Afridi bring a real international flavour and star quality to the T20 Blast.

The best England players tend to feature only sporadically but usually get released for finals day should their teams make it that far. Northants won the final Friends Life T20 in 2013 and were runners up two years ago before triumphing again last year. That’s serious pedigree in what is often an unpredictable format. If you fancy the Steelbacks to go well again they can be backed at best betting odds of 12/1 with William Hill.

The favourites right now are Surrey at 13/2, Hampshire at 7/1, Warwickshire at 8/1 and Yorkshire at 10/1. Surrey are worthy favourites and won the domestic T20 competition in its inaugural year. However, they didn’t make it out of the group phase last term or the year before that and we don’t think they have shown enough to justify such short odds.

Instead our main betting tip for this year’s T20 Blast is to back the side which beat them in the final of this season’s 50 over cup, Nottinghamshire. Notts have a powerful batting line-up and if Alex Hales features regularly we think they can complete a fine double by adding the T20 Blast trophy to their cabinet. The Outlaws are priced at odds of 10/1 with Coral and that looks big to us.

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