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Australia overwhelming favourites for Women's T20 World Cup

Alyssa Healy has been named T20I Cricketer of the Year for the second year running Getty Images

There's been a shift in the zeitgeist in the last few months. After the thrills of the 2019 World Cup, all the attention in men's white-ball cricket is on the 20-over format, and that's even more true of the women, as we continue the final countdown to this month's T20 World Cup in Australia, the same country in which the men's event will take place in October.

And as has been the case for a number of years now, the market is dominated by the big three teams (or four if you include New Zealand), and the hosts, Australia, are the overwhelming favourites, barely worth a second glance at the unalluring price of 8/13.

England and India were put in their place in the recent tri-series - England missed their chance to qualify for the final on NRR, before Australia saw off India in an intermittently tense contest at Melbourne, where Beth Mooney's 71 not out from 54 balls proved the difference between the sides.

But they are second and third favourites, at 4/1 and 11/2 respectively, with New Zealand bridging the gap between the front-runners and the also-rans on 9/1.

However, who can forget West Indies' incredible heist in the 2016 final, when - in a prelude to the men's stunning win over England in that evening's showdown in Kolkata - Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor took down the mighty Australians. They are 33/1 this time around, written off once more. Might be worth a flutter?