888 SPORT Cricket World Cup odds: Two heavyweights collide Friday in showpiece match

Cricket World Cup: West Indies vs. Pakistan May 31 

  • Match day two, Friday, May 31, 5:30 a.m. EDT, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England
  • West Indies (+110) vs. Pakistan (-137)
  • Where to watch: Willow TV

West Indies vs. Pakistan May 31 Preview and Prediction

Match day two at the ICC Cricket World Cup will throw up two heavy hitters against each other, as the West Indies and Pakistan collide at Trent Bridge.

The odds on this match are very interesting, especially when you look at them through the prism of the individual proposition bets.

Pakistan is the slight favorite on 888 Sport to win at -137, with WI +110. But of the six players listed at odds of lower than +200 to hit a half-century, each team has three, with the heavy artillery on the side of the Caribbean side.

Chris Gayle is one of those players that is usually a high-risk, high reward guy; he can go out there and be bowled out for a 12, or he can post triple digit runs at the drop of a hat. Gayle is listed as the second favorite at +120 to hit a half-century, and is the co-favorite to hit a century at +450.

But Pakistan has the half-century favorite at +115: Babar Azam. It also has Imam-ul-Haq at +120, and Fakhar Zaman at +125.

That might be why Pakistan is the slight favorite at -118 (WI at -106) to have the highest opening partnership. The odds to have the highest total in first 15 overs are flip-flopped, with Pakistan at -106 and the West Indies at -118.