Thursday 1 August 2013 

Cricket Betting: England Odds-On

Joe Root is 4/1 to top score for England in their first innings
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England remain odds-on to beat Australia at Old Trafford in the third Ashes Test after just 15 per cent of bets placed in the run-up to the match were placed on the tourists.

England are 8/11 favourites with Ladbrokes for the match and are now 3/1 for the 5-0 whitewash having been as high as 25/1 to win all five matches before the series got underway.

Ladbrokes make Joe Root 4/1 co-favourite to continue his free-scoring feats of Lord's and be England's top scorer with the same odds available for Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen.

"The weather is the only thing that could scupper England's chances in Manchester, but as far as punters are concerned England are already 3-0 up," Ladbrokes cricket betting expert Jessica Bridge said.

Ladbrokes latest betting

Match betting

England 8/11
Australia 4/1
Draw 9/4

Series winner

England 1/25
Australia 33/1
Draw 16/1

Correct score

England 3-0 7/1
England 3-1 5/1
England 3-2 12/1
England 4-0 3/1
England 4-1 9/2
England 5-0 3/1

Australia 3-2 33/1

Draw 2-2 16/1

3rd Test Top England batsman - 1st innings

Root 4/1
Cook 4/1
Pietersen 4/1
Trott 4/1
Bell 9/2
Taylor 7/1
Bairstow 9/1
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3rd Test Top Australia batsman - 1st innings

Clarke 3/1
Watson 4/1
Rogers 9/2
Cowan 6/1
Hughes 6/1
Khawaja 6/1
Smith 9/1
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3rd Test Top England bowler - 1st innings

Anderson 7/4
Swann 11/1
Broad 7/2
Bresnan 7/2
Tremlett 7/1
Panesar 4/1

3rd Test Top Australian bowler - 1st innings

Harris 5/2
Siddle 5/2
Starc 11/4
Bird 3/1
Faulkner 7/2