Australia have been installed as favourites to defend their Cricket World Cup title when the competition will be played in 2019 in England.
Having won five cricket World Cup titles, and four out of the previous five editions, it will come as no surprise that the Aussies are perched at the top of the favourites charts to repeat their showing.
Their ODI team has been ranked number one for years, barring a patch around 2011 when they were struggling with the transition between the old greats and those taking their place.
As a result bet365
are offering 7/2 for Australia to add to their list of titles, ahead of South Africa, India and hosts England.
South Africa are 5/1 to win the 2019 World Cup despite having almost always choked their way through a global tournament.
With neither a World Cup title nor a World T20 trophy under their belt since their return to international sports in 1991, South Africa have rather narrow odds to win their first global cricket tournament but bookmakers are probably looking at the law of averages here.
To be fair to South Africa, they have had their share of misfortunes, and having possessed a team that is capable of overcoming the best on most days, it will be interesting to see if they can win this tournament.
The last time the World Cup was played in England was in 1999 and South Africa made a mess of the semi-final against Australia. The Aussies needed a tie to go through to the final and that's what had happened, as they went on to win the title by beating Pakistan after that.
India are also 5/1 to win their second title in three attempts and third overall. Apart from Australia, India are the only side to have won a World Cup trophy over the last five tournaments and the third after the reigning champions and West Indies to win at least two titles.
They had an excellent run in the tournament when it was last played in Australia, winning seven matches in a row before they went down to the eventual champions in the semi-final. What could also work in their favour is they won the Champions Trophy the last time it was played in England.
Hosts England, who like South Africa are yet to win a World Cup title, have done much better at white ball cricket though. They have a World T20 title under their belt and had it not been for Carlos Brathwaite's four sixes in a row in the final over of the 2016 World T20, they would have added to that title as well.
Under coach Trevor Bayliss, England have looked much stronger in the limited-overs format and could be a force to reckon with at home. They are 6/1 to win the title.
Cricket World Cup 2019 Winner Betting Odds:
South Africa: 5/1
New Zealand: 8/1
Sri Lanka: 14/1
West Indies: 20/1