Twenty20 World Cup latest odds, news and free bets

We have now reached the semi-final stage of the Twenty20 World Cup, with England sadly missing out on the knockout stage after defeats against West Indies and Sri Lanka, with the hosts having topped Group 1 with three straight wins

The Lankans are now a best price 5/2 (bet365 £200 free bets) to win the 2012 renewal of this competition, with the host nation having dramatically beaten New Zealand in a Super Over before comfortable wins against the Windies and England.

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene have shone for Sri Lanka with the latter scoring 42 runs off 38 balls against the English and the bookies have made them favourites to claim victory in their semi-final against Pakistan.

Paddy Power go 4/5 that they book their place in the final, with bet365 offering 11/10 that the Pakistanis are instead lining up against Australia or West Indies this coming weekend for the final match of the tournament.

Nasir Jamshed’s 55 runs off 46 balls and Saeed Ajmal’s three wickets in four overs helped the team enjoy a 32 run win against the Aussies during the group stage, although the Jekyll and Hyde nature of this team was illustrated when losing by eight wickets against India.

Australia are the outright favourites for the tournament despite that loss against Pakistan, with the operators sitting up and taking notice of a 9 wicket win against the Indians which saw Shane Watson and Co reach their target with over five overs remaining.

It was another convincing win against the South Africans thanks to that man Watson and 5/2 (Boylesports bookmaker) is the best price on show about a team that have the likes of Mitchell Starc and Xavier Doherty taking plenty of wickets.

The West Indies will line up against Australia and Sportingbet go 19/5 about the team claiming an unlikely win, with the Windies clearly better suited to this format of the game than Test cricket at the moment.

You can bet on several markets for the T20 World Cup including Name the Finalists where an Australia v Sri Lanka final looks quite backable at 9/4.

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