Bookmakers Betway make it a 7/2 shot that somebody breaks Aaron Finch's current Twenty20 International record score of 156 during the ICC World Twenty20 2016.
The Australia opener’s unmatched total has stood since 2013 when he put England to the sword at the Rose Bowl, but the online bookmaker feels that could be bettered during this tournament.
The firm is expecting plenty of exciting batting, offering just evens that Brendon McCullum’s World T20 record knock of 123 (made during the 2012 edition against Bangladesh) will be surpassed.
Betway have quoted a range of specials on the competition, including 7/2 for India to be crowned world champions and have the top run scorer, 10/1 for any of the teams in the first group stage to make it to the final, and 5/6 for Virat Kohli’s leading figure for most runs in a single tournament (319) to be topped.
Optimistic England fans can bet on the Three Lions repeating their 2010 success at 7/1, and for the top run scorer to be English at 6/1.
Those expecting a fairytale ending for India’s MS Dhoni can take 3/1 for the 34-year-old wicketkeeper-batsmen to call time on his international career after lifting the World T20 trophy in his own backyard.
Betway’s Alan Alger, said: “Scoring rates in limited over cricket have gone through the roof in the last couple of years, with batsmen like Rohit Sharma and Chris Gayle breaking all sorts of records in the shorter formats of the game.
“We think that Aaron Finch’s total of 156 could be in real danger during this tournament, especially if there are batting-friendly conditions.
“It’s difficult to look past the hosts and we make it 3/1 for India to win and MS Dhoni to retire – a fitting way for him to bow out.”