Should You Bet on Australia to Win the World Twenty?

By Adam Robinson

Ian Chappell believes Australia’s cricket team is handicapped by the selection of George Bailey as captain, but should that stop you betting on them to win the World Twenty?

On September 20th, Ian Chappell blasted Bailey’s selection, stating that Bailey doesn’t fit into Australia’s traditional method of selecting its best 11 players and star batsman David Hussey should take his place, according to

Chappell’s comment comes at a sensitive time as Australia is preparing for the World Twenty and Bailey is still adjusting to his new role as captain.

Specifically, Chappell defended his statement by stating that Australia has struggled against spin bowling and that Hussey, Glen Maxwell, and Cameron White would all be better fits for the team because they would mask this deficiency.

Should you bet on Australia to win the cricket World Twenty?
Australian cricketer David Hussey. Photo Courtesy By paddynapper at Flickr.

However, Chappell’s comments cannot take away from Australia’s recent success, which included a win in their Group B opening against Ireland. The team has a lot of past success bringing cricket glory back down under, so they have a great chance to repeat in this tournament.

So, do you think Australia will ultimately prevail?

New! Facebook Comments

Leave a comment about this article in the box below and share it with your Facebook friends.

What do you think?

We'd love to hear your comments and/or opinions. If you submit them here, other visitors can read them, rate them and comment on them. An e-mail address is not required.

From Should You Bet on Australia to Win the World Twenty to Other Archives | Sports Blog | NFL Football Blog | NCAA Football Blog | NFL Football Archives | College Football Archives | MLB Baseball Blog | College Baseball Blog | MLB Baseball Archives | NBA Basketball Blog | NCAA Basketball Blog | NBA Basketball Archives | NCAA Basketball Archives | Fantasy Football | Fantasy Basketball | Fantasy Baseball | Soccer Archives | Olympics Archives | Stupid Athletes Archives | Football Forum | Basketball Forum | Baseball Forum | NFL Football Store | NBA Basketball Store | MLB Baseball Store | NCAA Football Store | NCAA Basketball Store | NCAA Baseball Store | Fatheads | NFL Football Tickets | NBA Basketball Tickets | MLB Baseball Tickets | NCAA Football Tickets | NCAA Basketball Tickets | NCAA Baseball Tickets |

Home Page
About Us | Contact Us | Site Search | Advertise | Terms of Use |

+1 The Best Sports Blog

Hot Stores!

Ticket City
Hot Tickets!

Subscribe To Blog

[?] Subscribe To
This Site
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Add to Newsgator
Subscribe with Bloglines

Like This Page

Visit Our Social Pages

Become a Fan of on Facebook Find on Google+ Follow TheBestSportsBlog.vom on YouTube
Follow on Twitter  


We are always very interested in reader comments about the site -- especially ideas about how to improve it.

Please leave a thought.