Saturday 2 April 2011 

Cricket Betting: India Hit Bookmakers For Six

Cricket Betting: India Hit Bookmakers For Six
Cricket Betting: India Hit Bookmakers For Six
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India's win in the Cricket World Cup has cost Ladbrokes in excess of half a million pounds.

The pre-tournament favourites were the subject of two £80,000 bets from English customers at 7/2 with support for the winners remaining consistent at all stages of the tournament.

India are the 7/2 favourites to defend their crown at the 2015 World Cup co-hosted by Australia (4/1 second favourites) and New Zealand (10/1). England are 8/1 chances.

Alex Donohue, cricket betting expert at Ladbrokes said: "We feel like we've been smashed into the stands by Dhoni. His emphatic winner was a bitter pill to swallow and his men are the favourites to defend their crown in 2015."

Ladbrokes latest betting

2015 Cricket World Cup

India - 7/2       
Australia - 4/1
South Africa - 4/1     
Sri Lanka - 6/1   
Pakistan - 8/1    
England - 8/1        
New Zealand - 10/1   
West Indies - 12/1   
Bangladesh - 33/1 
Zimbabwe - 100/1