Monday 28 November 2011 

Cricket Betting: Alastair Cook 5/2 To Score Most Runs In 2012

Cricket Betting: Alastair Cook 5/2 To Score Most Runs In 2012
Cricket Betting: Alastair Cook 5/2 To Score Most Runs In 2012
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Victor Chandler have opened a market on who will score most Test runs for England in the calendar year 2012 and make Alastair Cook their 5/2 favourite.

VC spokesperson and cricket betting expert Charlie McCann said: "Ian Bell just headed Cook in 2011 with 950 Test runs to the ODI skipper's 927 but we just prefer the opener next year at 5/2 ahead of Kevin Pietersen who scored 731. Six batsman averaged over 40 with captain Andrew Strauss the only one who had a disappointing; he will be looking to return to his best in 2012 but is 6/1 to lead the run charts."

Top England runscorer 2012: (2011 stats and average in brackets)

A Cook  5/2     (927 @ 84.27)  
K Pietersen     3/1     (731 @ 71.10)
J Trott         7/2     (365 @ 40.65)
I Bell          4/1     (950 @ 118.75)
A Strauss       6/1     (316 @ 28.72)
E Morgan        16/1    (362 @ 40.22)
M Prior         20/1    (519 @ 64.87)
R Bopara        33/1   
J Taylor        50/1

Others on request.