Wednesday 16 May 2012 

Cricket Betting: England Winding Towards Successful Summer

England winding towards successful summer
England winding towards successful summer
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ENGLAND ARE just 2/5 to rack up a win in the 1st Test against West Indies according to Ladbrokes.

Andy Flower's side are looking to immediately bounce back from a mediocre winter with victory against the Windies and it's 2/5 they take the 1st Test with the bookies barely taking a bet on the visitors at 10/1.

England are the clear odds-on favourites at 1/6 to win the series and punters are heavily backing them to win 2-0 (2/1) or 3-0 (7/4), whilst Gibson's side head into the tour as the 12/1 underdogs. 

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (3/1) and Darren Bravo (7/2) lead the Windies batting attack in the betting but England's cricketer of the year James Anderson will be looking to halt their runs as the top wicket taker at 9/4.

The firm will also be refunding losing match bets if Andrew Strauss (9/2) hits his critics for six as England's top runscorer in the 1st Test.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "It's hard to see past an England win. Otis Gibson will be desperate to cause an upset, but both the bookies and punters cannot see them defying their odds."

Ladbrokes latest betting

Match Betting

England               2/5

West Indies       10/1

Draw    11/4

 

Series Winner

England               1/6

West Indies       12/1

Draw    6/1

7/4 England 3-0                                   

2/1 England 2-0                                        

7/1 England 2-1                                 

6/1 England 1-0                                      

250/1 West Indies 3-0                                       

80/1 West Indies 2-0                                    

25/1 West Indies 2-1                               

25/1 West Indies 1-0                                  

25/1 Drawn Series 0-0                                

8/1 Drawn Series 1-1     

 

Top England 1st innings Wicket taker

J Anderson        9/4

S C L Broad         11/4

G Swann             11/4

S Finn   11/4

T Bresnan           11/4

G Onions            11/4    

 

Top West Indies 1st innings Wicket taker

K Roach               9/4

F Edwards          5/2

R Rampaul          11/4

S Shillingford     100/30

D Sammy            100/30

S Gabriel             7/2

N Deonarine     10/1

M Samuels         16/1

 

Top England 1st innings Runscorer

A Cook 7/2

J Trott  7/2

K Pietersen        7/2

A Strauss            9/2

I Bell     6/1

J Bairstow           10/1

M Prior12/1

T Bresnan           33/1

S C L Broad         33/1

G Swann             66/1

S Finn   100/1

J Anderson        100/1

G Onions            100/1

 

Top West Indies 1st innings runscorer

S Chanderpaul  3/1

Darren Bravo    7/2

K Powell              5/1

A Barath              5/1

K Edwards          5/1

M Samuels         6/1

N Deonarine     8/1

A Fudadin           8/1

D Ramdin            16/1

D Sammy            25/1

S Shillingford     50/1

R Rampaul          66/1

K Roach               66/1

F Edwards          100/1

S Gabriel             100/1