Monday 4 March 2013 

Cricket Betting: England Red Hot For First Test

Cricket Betting: England Red Hot For First Test
Cricket Betting: England Red Hot For First Test
© REUTERS / Action Images
 

William Hill make England their red hot 4/9 favourites to win the 1st Test, with New Zealand offered at 11/2. England go into the first Test with two key batsmen out of form. 

Kevin Pietersen is 5/6 to score 35 or more but 5/6 to score 34 or less, whilst Nick Compton is 5/6 to manage 25 or more and 5/6 to score 24 or less. Alastair Cook is 7/1 to be man of the match for which Brendon McCullum is a 12/1 shot.

"On paper England look superior at both disciplines of the game but with question marks over the form of key batsmen, New Zealand are certainly not out of it," said William Hill cricket betting spokesman Rupert Adams.

First Test Match: 11/2 New Zealand, 4/9 England, 3/1 Draw

Nick Compton Runs: 5/6 24 or less, 5/6 25 or more

Kevin Pietersen Runs: 5/6 34 or less, 5/6 35 or more

Man Of The Match: 7/1 Alastair Cook, 8/1 James Anderon, 10/1 Jonathan Trott, 10/1 Kevin Pietersen, 10/1 Steven Finn, 12/1 Brendon McCullum, 12/1 Graeme Swann, 12/1 Ian Bell, 14/1 Graham Onions, 14/1 Kane Williamson, 12/1 Ross Taylor, 14/1 Stuart Broad, 14/1 Tim Southee, 16/1 Chris Woakes, 16/1 Doug Bracewell, 16/1 Joe Root, 16/1 Jonny Bairstow, 16/1 Matt Prior, 16/1 Monty Panesar, 16/1 Nick Compton, 20/1 B J Watling, 20/1 Dean Brownlie, 20/1 Hamish Rutherford, 20/1 Peter Fulton, 20/1 Trent Boult, 25/1 Bruce Martin, 33/1 Tom Latham

To Score A Fifty: 11/8 Cook, 11/8 Pietersen, 6/4 Jonathan Trott, 7/4 Brendon McCullum, 7/4 Ian Bell, 2/1 Ross Taylor, 9/4 Joe Root, 5/2 Kane Williamson, 3/1 Peter Fulton, 4/1 B.J. Watling

To Score A Hundred: 4/1 A Cook, 4/1 K Pietersen, 5/1 Jonathan Trott, 11/2 Brendon McCullum, 11/2 Ian Bell, 6/1 Ross Taylor, 7/1 Joe Root, 8/1 Kane Williamson, 10/1 Peter Fulton, 12/1 B.J.Watling

Open an account with bet365 today and qualify for up to £200 in free bets with our fantastic 100% Deposit Bonus.