William Hill have had to cut the price of Fred Flintoff being knighted from 25/1 to 16/1 as punters pile on and Hills are now 7/1 that he wins the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year. Hills offer 10/1 that Ricky Ponting is given the sack on return to Australia but he is 4/6 to lead Australia to victory in the next Ashes and 33/1 to win the Ashes in a 5-0 whitewash. England are 3/1 to be ranked as the number one test playing nation under new captain Andrew Strauss.
"Everyone wants a piece of Fred today and because Sir Ian Botham was knighted they think he will be too. But before you part with your cash Sir Ian was knighted for raising over £10 Million for Leukaemia not just for services to cricket," said Hills cricket betting spokesman Rupert Adams.
William Hill Cricket Betting Odds:
3/1 England To Be Number One Ranked Side In ICC ranking under Andrew Strauss
10/1 Ricky Ponting To Be Sacked As Australian Skipper
16/1 (from 25/1) Fred Flintoff To Be Knighted In New Years Honours List
Ashes 2010-11: 4/6 Australia, 2/1 England, 9/2 Drawn Series
33/1 England To Lose Series: 5-0
First Twenty20: 8/13 Australia, 6/5 England
One Day Series: 4/9 Australia, 13/8 England
Next Series: 1/2 South Africa, 4/1 England, 7/2 Drawn Series
BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2009: 9/4 J Button, 5/2 J Ennis, 7/2 A Murray, 7/1 A Flintoff, 7/1 A Strauss, 14/1 S Broad, 20/1 P Idowu, 33/1 A Khan, 33/1 G Swann, 33/1 T Daley,