Friday 4 December 2009 

Cricket Betting: England Backed To Beat South Africa

England Backed To Beat South Africa
England Backed To Beat South Africa
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Hills have cut the price of England winning the Test series against South Africa from a starting price of 4/1 to 3/1 and England are already £20,000+ losers. Andrew Strauss is the 5/2 favourite to be top bat, whilst Kevin Pietersen is a 3/1 shot. Jimmy Anderson is a 5/2 to take the most wickets, whilst Stuart Broad can be backed at 7/2.

"South Africa have shown very little in the ODI series and you can see why punters think England are a great price. That said South Africa at home are a very tough nut to crack," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

William Hill Bet:

South Africa Test Series: 8/13 South Africa, 3/1 England, 7/2 Drawn Series

England Top Bat: 5/2 Andrew Strauss, 11/4 Kevin Pietersen, 3/1 Jonathan Trott, 9/2 Alastair Cook, 7/1 Ian Bell, 9/1 Paul Collingwood, 10/1 Matt Prior, 20/1 Luke Wright, 33/1 Steve Davis, 66/1 Stuart Broad, 66/1 Graeme Swann, 100/1 Liam Plunkett, 100/1 Adil Rashid, 200/1 James Anderson, 200/1 Ryan Sidebottom, 200/1 Graham Onions

England Top Bowler: 5/2 James Anderson, 7/2 Stuart Broad, 4/1 Graeme Swann, 8/2 Graham Onions, 9/2 Graham Onions, 8/1 Ryan Sidebottom, 12/1 Luke Wright, 12/1 Liam Plunkett, 16/1 Adil Rashid, 25/1 Paul Collingwood