Cricket Betting: England Face Uphill Task
After Monday’s wash out second test between England and South Africa in the three match Twenty20 series, the South Africans are 8/11 with William Hill to win the third match and tie up the series 2-0. England are 11/10 to win.
Alex Hales and Craig Keiswetter are 7/2 co favourites to be England’s top batsman with Eoin Morgan next at 4/1. Hashim Amla is the 11/4 favourite to top bat for the visitors in front of Jacques Kallis (10/3) and AB de Villiers (4/1).
England are currently 7/1 to win the ICC World Twenty20 World Cup. India are 4/1 favourites in front of South Africa 5/1, Sri Lanka 5/1 and the West Indies 11/2.
"England have a chance to draw level after the washout but it won’t be easy. Hashim Amla is in impeccable form and stopping him will be the key to any kind of England success," said William Hill cricket betting spokesman Mark Young.
Kevin Pietersen is set for crunch talks regarding his England future this week and William Hill make him 8/1 that he will be named in the original squad that travel to India at the end of next month.
Match Betting: 11/10 England, 8/11 South Africa
Top England Batsman: 7/2 Alex Hales, 7/2 Craig Keiswetter, 4/1 Eoin Morgan, 4/1 Luke Wright, 4/1 Michael Lumb, 11/2 Jonny Bairstow, 11/2 Ravi Bopara, 7/1 Jos Buttler, 14/1 Samit Patel, 28/1 Tim Bresnan, 50/1 Stuart Broad, 66/1 Grarme Swann, 150/1 Danny Briggs, 150/1 Jade Dernbach. 150/1 Steven Finn
Top South Africa Batsman: 11/4 Hashim Amla, 10/3 Jacques Kallis, 4/1 AB de Villiers, 4/1 Richard Levi, Farhaan Behardien, 11/2 Francois du Plessis, 11/2 JP Duminy, 8/1 Justin Ontong, 12/1 Albie Morkel, 20/1 Johan Botha, 25/1 Robin Peterson, 33/1 Wayne Parnell, 80/1 Dale Steyn, 100/1 Mornie Morkel, 150/1 Lonwabo Tstosobe
ICC World Twenty20 2012 Winner: 4/1 India, 5/1 South Africa, 5/1 Sri Lanka, 11/2 West Indies, 6/1 Australia, 6/1 Pakistan, 7/1 England, 14/1 New Zealand, 40/1 Bangladesh, 66/1 Zimbabwe, 150/1 Ireland, 500/1 Afghanistan
8/1 Kevin Pietersen to be named in original England squad for tour of India