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2027 Cricket World Cup Outright Odds: India favourites to be crowned champions

India's 2023 Cricket World Cup campaign ended in disappointment as the hosts lost by six wickets to Australia in the final in Ahmedabad.

However, they head the betting to be crowned 50-over world champions in 2027, when the World Cup will be held in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia in October and November.

2027 Cricket World Cup Outright Odds

(Odds will display when markets are available)

India

India won their first 10 matches at the 2023 Cricket World Cup, before a defeat to Australia in the final extended their lean run in major tournaments.

They were surprise winners of the World Cup in 1983, beating the West Indies at Lord's, but their only triumph since then came as tournament hosts in 2011.

Five of the 11 India players who took part in the 2023 final were aged 33 or older, so youngsters such as Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan could be key figures in their 2027 campaign.

Australia

Australia were the most successful team in World Cup history even before Pat Cummins led them to their sixth title in 2023 and they are 7/2 to retain the trophy in 2027.

The Aussies - champions in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015 - are expected to be without senior players David Warner, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc for their title defence in 2027.

However, Travis Head, player of the match in the 2023 semi-final and final, should still be on the scene.

England

England made the most of home advantage to lift the World Cup at Lord's in 2019, but the holders lost six of their first seven matches on their way to a group-stage exit in 2023.

Several members of their World Cup squad are likely to stand down from ODI duty, but captain Jos Buttler is keen to continue in his role and, with a talented generation of white-ball players coming through, England are 11/2 to regain the trophy in southern Africa.

South Africa

Home teams have a strong record in recent World Cups as India (2011), Australia (2015) and England (2019) all triumphed on their own soil and the Indians were hot favourites to beat the Aussies in the 2023 final in Ahmedabad.

South Africa, beaten by Australia in the 2023 semi-final, will hope to end their long wait for a World Cup final appearance when they co-host the 2027 tournament.

Quinton de Kock, who scored four centuries at the 2023 tournament, has announced his ODI retirement, but young fast bowlers Marco Jansen and Gerald Coetzee should lead the Proteas' charge at the next World Cup.

New Zealand

Runners-up at the 2015 and 2019 World Cups, New Zealand again reached the knockout stages in 2023, losing to in-form India in the semi-finals.

The Black Caps have unearthed a gem in young all-rounder Rachin Ravindra, who scored centuries against England, Australia and Pakistan in his debut World Cup campaign.

However, inspirational captain Kane Williamson will be 37 by the time of the next World Cup and fast-bowling stalwarts Trent Boult and Tim Southee are unlikely to be involved in 2027.

Pakistan

Pakistan have not lifted the World Cup since 1992 and captain Babar Azam stood down after their group-stage exit at the 2023 tournament in India.

Babar, one of the best ODI batters of his generation, will continue to play for his country and, with a core of young talents including Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Wasim Jr and Naseem Shah, they should be competitive in 2027.

West Indies

The West Indies reached the first three World Cup finals, winning in 1975 and 1979 before a surprise defeat to India in 1983, but their stock has fallen dramatically in the 21st century.

They failed to make the 2023 tournament, pipped by Sri Lanka and the Netherlands in the qualifying competition, and are 14/1 to bounce back in style in 2027.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, like the West Indies, are former World Cup winners who have fallen from grace in recent years. 

Champions in 1996 champions and runners-up in 2011, the Lankans had a tough 2023 campaign, losing seven of their nine games and being bowled out for just 55 by India.

They have some exciting young players such as fast bowlers Dilshan Madushanka and Matheesha Pathirana and spinners Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana.

However, 33/1 shots Afghanistan look more interesting outsiders for 2027 glory at this stage.

Any odds displayed were correct at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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