Thursday 31 May 2012 

Cricket Betting: England Going Nuts Without KP

Cricket Betting: England Going Nuts Without KP
Cricket Betting: England Going Nuts Without KP
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England have drifted in the World Cup betting markets since Kevin Pietersen announced his retirement, according to Ladbrokes.

Following his decision to quit limited overs cricket the firm have reacted by pushing England out to 7/1 (from 6/1) in both the T20 and ODI World Cup markets.

However his retirement is good news for Surrey fans and his increased availability over the summer has seen the Lions' odds cut to 7/2 (from 4/1) to win the CB40 league, and it's 6/1 the county's victorious in the FLT20.

Jessica Bridge, cricket betting expert at Ladbrokes said: "KP's cost us a fortune over the years so we're not too sad to see him depart the limited overs International scene. No doubt he'll hit us for six instead with Surrey this summer."

Ladbrokes latest betting

T20 World Cup winner

India     4/1
Sri Lanka             5/1
Australia             5/1
England               6/1
South Africa        6/1
Pakistan              7/1
West Indies       8/1
New Zealand    12/1
Bangladesh        50/1
Zimbabwe          200/1
Ireland              200/1
Afghanistan       200/1

2015 ODI World Cup winner

Australia             7/2
India                  4/1
South Africa      4/1
Sri Lanka             6/1
England               6/1
Pakistan              8/1
New Zealand    12/1
West Indies       16/1
Bangladesh        66/1
Zimbabwe          100/1

CB40 League

Surrey  7/2
Sussex 5/1
Warwickshire    6/1
Hampshire         7/1
Lancashire          10/1
Durham               12/1
16/1 bar

FLT20

Somerset           5/1
Surrey  6/1
Sussex 9/1
Nottinghamshire             10/1
Hampshire         12/1
Essex    12/1
Lancashire          12/1
Warwickshire    12/1
Durham               14/1
16/1 bar