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T20 World Cup Final - India v South Africa

Unbeaten India and South Africa meet in Barbados - James Buttler finds the best bets for Saturday's T20 World Cup Final


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PREVIEW - INDIA v SOUTH AFRICAJames Buttler

The T20 World Cup final gets underway at 3.30pm UK time at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, the iconic venue and it's India taking on South Africa, two teams that have gone through the entire tournament without defeat.


Both sides go in with lots of confidence, but they also enter the final with just a few things to prove. South Africa have a bit of a reputation of being chokers at the business end of tournaments. India haven't won a global ICC tournament since 2013 when they won the Champions Trophy, so they have something to prove to their hordes of fans back home.


There are plenty of good markets, but I'm not going to take the 4/9 on India to win, although I think they do. It's a bit too skinny for my liking.


But one person that did us proud in the semi-finals was Rohit Sharma. He top scored in the match and did so in the match before that. He is 5/1 to do the same again in the final. He's a big match player and he's playing really well. I think that 5/1 has plenty of opportunity to land, but you could even take him to be the player of the match, because if he is the top scorer, he's going to be the captain lifting the trophy and will have every chance of taking that award. That stretches the price to 9/1.


I also like Arshdeep Singh to be the top Indian bowler. The left-armer moves the ball back in to the right-handers. Quinton de Kock apart, there's plenty of right-handers at the top of the South African order. Arshdeep has taken loads of wickets in this tournament so far and he's 7/2 to be the top Indian bowler.


I'm going to finish off with a couple of specials. Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma to each hit a four and a six in their respective innings is 2/1 with PaddyPower. I really like that. I'll be playing that myself.


And finally, a boundary to be hit off the bat in each of the first three overs of the match. Could we get off to a flyer? If you think so, 13/8 for that to happen. That again is with PaddyPower.


It's been a pleasure taking you through the T20 World Cup. Enjoy the final on Saturday. Good luck to both teams. And please, always, gamble responsibly.

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