Cricket Betting: England Being Backed

Alex Hales
Alex Hales has been backed to go well again against South Africa
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Bookmakers William Hill are reporting some support for England in the wake of their unexpected - and mighty impressive - ICC World Twenty20 win over Sri Lanka.

They go into their next match against South Africa with odds of 6/5 against them (South Africa are 4/6).

After Alex Hales smashed 116 in 64 balls, he is now 3/1 to be England's top scorer and 5/1 to be top scorer in an England win.

William Hill go 7/1 that a player on either side scores a century.

"England could be playing themselves into form at exactly the right time and there is a trickle of money for them to win the trophy at 10/1," Rupert Adams, William Hill's cricket betting expert, said.


5/1 Alex Hales Top England Bat & England win
9/2 Hashim Amla Top South African Bat & South Africa to win
7/1 Century scored in Match

Match betting: 6/5 England, 4/6 South Africa

Top England batsman: 3/1 Alex Hales, 10/3 Michael Lumb, 7/2 Eoin Morgan, 4/1 Craig Kieswetter, 4/1 Ian Bell, 9/2 Moeen Ali, 6/1 Jos Buttler, 8/1 Ravi Bopara, 25/1 Chris Woakes, 33/1 Tim Bresnan, 40/1 Chris Jordan, 66/1 Stuart Broad, 150/1 Bar

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