Cricket Betting: England Favourites To Win Series

Cricket Betting: England Favourites To Win Series
Cricket Betting: England Favourites To Win Series
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England take on India this Thursday in the first Test of a series that could send them to the top of the rankings. The hosts are the 6/5 favourites with Paddy Power to prevail in the series over India starting this Thursday at Lord’s, following the release of the latest cricket betting odds. However England need to win by two clear Tests to oust India from the Number 1 Test ranking spot, currently a 5/2 shot.

If England are to top the rankings they’ll need to start the four Test series well and are 21/10 to take the first Test at Lord’s. However the draw at 5/6 is more likely and the current favourite for the correct series score is 9/2 for a 2-1 England win or a 1-1 draw, either result would see England fall just short of their target.

India’s notorious batting line up could have England’s bowlers toiling this summer, Paddy Power have Swann as the 9/4 favourite to find a way through and pick up the most wickets, while Alistair Cook looks set to shine again at 3/1 to score the most runs. Tendulkar as expected heads the betting for top Indian runscorer at 10/3 while Khan is 5/2 to cause the most problems for England’s batsmen.

Sachin’s Century of Centuries - Paddy Power are also betting on where Sachin Tendulkar hits his 100th international century with the batting great tipped at 15/8to deliver during the first Test at Lords. The Second Test in Nottingham is 7/2 whilst its 2/1 he fails to score a century in the series.

Roberto Coladangelo spokesman for Paddy Power and cricket betting expert, said: "England against India is always a big series but with the added incentive of the topping the rankings England have a huge amount to play for and realise their target of number one team in the world."

Series Betting

6/5       England
2/1       India
23/10   Draw

Series correct Score

33/1     England 4-0
12/1     England 3-0
13/2     England 2-0
9/1       England 1-0
12/1     England 3-1
9/2       England 2-1
22/1     Draw 0-0
9/2       Draw 1-1
9/1       Draw 2-2
13/2     India 2-1
22/1     India 3-1
10/1     India 1-0
9/1       India 2-0
16/1     India 3-0
50/1     India 4-0

5/2        England to be world number one by the end of the series v India

Venue of Tendulkar’s 100th hundred

15/8     Lord’s
7/2       Trent Bridge
11/2     Edgbaston
8/1       Oval
2/1       Not to score a century in Series

Top England Series Wicket Taker

9/4       Swann
5/2       Anderson
3/1       Tremlett
5/1       Bresnan
11/2     Broad
8/1       Finn
100/1   Pieterson
100/1   Trott

Top England Series Runscorer

3/1       Cook
7/2       Trott
4/1       Strauss
9/2       Pieterson
6/1       Bell
8/1       Morgan
14/1     Prior
20/1     Bopara

Top Indian Series Wicket taker

5/2       Khan
3/1       Singh
10/3     Sharma
7/1       Sreesanth
8/1       Patel, Mishra, Kumar
16/1     Singh
33/1     Raina

Top Indian Series Runscorer

10/3     Tendulkar
7/2       Dravid
4/1       Gambir
5/1       Laxman
8/1       Raina, Sehwag
12/1     Singh, Mukund
20/1     Dhoni
Others available

1st Test Match Betting

21/10   England
5/6       Draw
7/2       India

England 1st Inning Top Runscorer

10/3     Cook
7/2       Trott
4/1       Strauss
9/2       Pietersen
11/2     Bell
7/1       Morgan
12/1     Prior
40/1     Broad
40/1     Bresnan
66/1     Swann

England 1st Innings Top Wicket Taker

9/4       Anderson
9/4       Swann
3/1       Tremlett
4/1       Broad
4/1       Bresnan
25/1     Pietersen