NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan will take on Pakistan in the ICC World Cup-2019 at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester on Sunday. The speculative market has crossed 1500 crore. Speculators' network in areas adjoining Delhi such as Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, and Gurgaon is considered very powerful.
According to sources, the base price for Indian players is fixed, for example, the power market has priced Rs 15 for Jaspreet Bumrah and Rs 6 for Mohammad Amir. Batsmen are also betting on who will hit the half-centuries and which players will hit centuries. For example, Indian captain Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma and Pakistan have bets on Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman.
Police sources said India's foothold in the speculative market is huge. On the other hand, speculative looks not only at the outcome of the match but also on one over, one ball, who will score, who will blow how many wickets. A bookie has told the media that like IPL matches, college students, businessmen, hoteliers, cricket fans, businessmen, corporate women, hawala businessmen, are with us in this World Cup. More than 60 percent of the stakes are on India's victory.