Saturday 15 May 2010 

Cricket Betting: England 11/8 After Patriotic Punts

Cricket Betting: England 11/8 After Patriotic Punts
Cricket Betting: England 11/8 After Patriotic Punts
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Punters are piling in to what they hope will be 2010’s first patriotic payout of the year

The patriotic punt will go into overdrive as England look to win it’s first world title in a major sport since the Rugby World Cup in 2003 but England have it all to do against pre-tournament favourites Australia and Paul Collingwood’s team are 11/8 with Paddy Power for the win. 

Fancied by many shrewd punters England had been the value bet pre-tournament at a tasty 10/1 to go all the way.

England’s opponents in the final, the old enemy Australia, are 4/7 favourites to win their first T20 World Cup having been market leaders throughout the tournament.

KP To Take Centre Stage?

No one loves the big stage more than Kevin Pietersen and Paddy Power offer 12/1 the Hampshire batsman is named man of the match in Sunday’s final. With the good starts being made by openers Kieswetter and Lumb allowing KP to relax at the crease the big hitting number three is just 15/8 to score a 50, 11/4 to be England’s top scorer and who would write him off from hitting a rare T20 century at 33/1?

Darren Haines, spokesman for Paddy Power, said: “After a sensational tournament England deserve to find themselves in the final and punters are firmly expecting this to be the first patriotic punt of the year that pays off. But as ever the old enemy Australia stand in the way and it looks set to be a colossal battle.”

T20 World Cup Final

4/7        Australia
11/8      England
 
KP Specials

5/1        KP to be top overall batsman in the match
15/8      KP to score a 50
33/1      KP to score a century

Top England Runscorer

10/3      Lumb
3/1        Kieswetter
11/4      Pietersen
5/1        Morgan
5/1        Collingwood
12/1      Wright
25/1      Yardy
33/1      Bresnan
50/1      Swann
66/1      Broad
Others available

Top England Wicket Taker

7/2        Bresnan
5/2        Swann
11/4      Broad
10/3      Sidebottom
11/2      Yardy
16/1      Wright
 
Man of the Match

8 Lumb; 12 Pietersen, Bresnan, Collingwood; 14 Kieswetter, Yardy; 18 Swann, Morgan; 20 Broad, Wright
7 Watson; 9 Warner; 10 Johnson; 12 Clarke, Haddin, Nannes, Tait; 14 D Hussey; 16 White; 18 Smith; 20 M Hussey

Team to hit most sixes

10/11    Australia
5/4        England
11/2      Tie

England player to hit most 6s

11/4      Kieswetter
10/3      Pietersen
4/1        Lumb
4/1        Morgan
5/1        Collingwood
10/1      Wright
25/1      Bresnan
33/1      Yardy
33/1      Swann
33/1      Broad
Others available

Top Australian Runscorer

11/4      Watson
10/3      Warner
9/2        Clarke
6/1        Haddin
6/1        D Hussey
13/2      White
8/1        M Hussey
33/1      Smith
66/1        Johnson
Others available