Cricket Betting: England Favourites To Win Series
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 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
7/2 Trent Bridge
2/1 Not to score a century in Series
Top England Series Wicket Taker
Top England Series Runscorer
Top Indian Series Wicket taker
8/1 Patel, Mishra, Kumar
Top Indian Series Runscorer
8/1 Raina, Sehwag
12/1 Singh, Mukund
1st Test Match Betting
England 1st Inning Top Runscorer
England 1st Innings Top Wicket Taker