Friday 29 June 2012 

Cricket Betting: Can England Openers Stop Australia?

Cricket Betting: Can England Openers Stop Australia?
Cricket Betting: Can England Openers Stop Australia?
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Considering their recent form, it might come as something of a surprise to Hill’s punters that Australia have been chalked up as the 4/5 favourites to beat England (Evens) in the first ODI.

In order to win, they will need to stop our openers as at least one England opener has scored a century in the last six ODIs. Hills offer 4/1 for either Cook or Bell to make it seven.
 
"So far, punters completely disagree and almost 75% of bets placed with us have been for England - not Australia - and with Cook & Bell in such good nick you can see why!" said Hill’s cricket betting spokesman Rupert Adams.
 
First ODI: 1/1 England, 4/5 Australia
Most Sixes: 6/5 England, 1/1 Australia, 5/1 Tie
Century Scored In Match: 1/2 No, 6/4 Yes
 
4/1 Either England Opener To Score A Hundred

Top England Batsman: 3/1 Cook, 10/3 Bell, 7/2 Trott, 11/2 Morgan, 6/1 Bopara, 7/1 Bairstow, 8/1 Kieswetter, 16/1 Patel, 33/1 Broad, 33/1 Bresnan, 80/1 Swann, 150/1 Anderson, 200/1 Finn, 200/1 Dernbach

Top Australian Batsman: 3/1 Warner, 10/3 Watson, 4/1 Clarke, 9/2 Hussey, 5/1 Wade, 6/1 Forrest, 6/1 Bailey, 9/1 Smith, 28/1 Johnson, 66/1 McKay, 66/1 Hilfenhaus, 80/1 Brett Lee

Match Bet: 4/5 Alastair Cook, 10/11 Bell

Series Betting: 10/11 England, 10/11 Australia

Top England Series Batsman: 5/2 Alastair Cook, 11/4 Ian Bell, 10/3 Jonathan Trott, 11/2 Eoin Morgan, 6/1 Ravi Bopara, 10/1 Jonny Bairstow, 12/1 Craig Kieswetter, 16/1 Samit Patel, 80/1 Tim Bresnan, 100/1 Stuart Broad, 200/1 Graeme Swann, 750/1 James Anderson, 750/1 Jade Dernbach, 750/1 Steve Finn

Top Australian Series Batsmen: 11/4 Shane Watson, 11/4 David Warner, 7/2 Michael Clarke, 5/1 Matthew Wade, 11/2 David Hussey, 9/1 George Bailey, 10/1 Peter Forrest, 16/1 Steven Smith, 125/1 Mitchell Johnson, 200/1 Brett Lee, 250/1 Clint McKay, 500/1 Ben Hifenhaus, 500/1 James Pattinson, 750/1 Xavier Doherty, 750/1 Pat Cummins

Ashes 2013: 8/15 England, 3/1 Australia, 5/1 Drawn Series

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