In a match that all England cricket fans will be watching with crossed fingers, South Africa are 2/9 with William Hill to defeat Bangladesh (who are 10/3). Hills are offering top price on South Africa until the match starts. Hashim Amla is 11/4 to be South Africa’s top batsman, with AB de Villiers the 7/2 second favourite. Tamim Iqbal is the 3/1 favourite to score the most runs for Bangladesh.
"There will be a lot of nervous England fans in the unusual position of cheering on South Africa, whom we think could well do the business for Straussy’s men,” said Hill’s spokesman and cricket betting expert Joe Crilly.
William Hill South Africa/Bangladesh Odds:
Outright: 10/3 Bangladesh; 2/9 South Africa
Top Bangladesh Batsman: 3/1 Tamim Iqbal; 4/1 Imrul Kayes; 5/1 Shakib Al Hasan; 5/1 Shahrir Nafees; 5/1 Junaid Siddique; 7/1 Mushfiqur Rahim; 7/1 Raqibul Hasan; 8/1 Mohammed Ashraful; 14/1 BAR
Top South Africa Batsman: 11/4 Hashim Amla; 7/2 AB de Villiers; 4/1 Graeme Smith; 4/1 Jacques Kalis; 6/1 Morne Van Wyk; 6/1 JP Duminy; 7/1 Colin Ingram; 10/1 BAR
Top Bangladesh Bowler: 11/4 Abdur Razzak; 11/4 Shakib Al Hasan; 10/3 Naeem Islam; 5/1 Shafiul Islam; 5/1 Suhrawadi Shuvo; 11/2 BAR
Top South Africa Bowler: 9/4 Dale Steyn; 10/3 Imran Tahir; 10/3 Morne Morkel; 4/1 Johan Botha; 4/1 Robin Peterson; 9/2 BAR