Thursday 27 September 2012 

Cricket Betting: Opinion Split On England-West Indies

Cricket Betting: Opinion Split On England-West Indies
Cricket Betting: Opinion Split On England-West Indies
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Bookmakers William Hill cannot decide who will win Thursday’s T20 match between England and West Indies with their punters equally as indecisive. England have seen around 56% of all bets placed on the match outcome at 10/11, while the West Indies have seen around 44% of all bets at the same price.

"This match has all the hallmarks of being a very close game and may just be decided by a touch of class from the likes of Chris Gayle or Eoin Morgan," said William Hill cricket betting spokesman Joe Crilly.

Eoin Morgan has been best backed to be England’s top batsman at 9/2. Sunil Narine has been best backed at 9/4 to be West Indies top bowler - not surprising given the recent criticisms regarding England’s susceptibility to spin on the sub-continent.

William Hill have cut the price of England being bowled out for less than 100 after punters piled on in the aftermath of their humiliating defeat to India. The price has been knocked down from 33/1 to 16/1.

Given the Chris Gayle factor, the West Indies are 8/13 favourites to score the most sixes during the match, while the Windies slogger is 5/1 favourite to win Man of the Match and 7/4 to score the most runs for his side.

William Hill odds:

10/11 England; 10/11 West Indies

7/1         Craig Kieswetter top England bat and England win the match

Most sixes: 15/8 England; 8/13 West Indies; 11/2 tie

Top England bowler: 11/4 Stuart Broad; 3/1 Graeme Swann; 3/1 Jade Dernbach; 3/1 Steven Finn; 7/2 Danny Briggs; 5/1 Tim Bresnan; 6/1 BAR

Top West Indies bowler: 9/4 Sunil Narine; 10/3 Fidel Edwards; 4/1 Dwayne Bravo; 4/1 Ravi Rampaul; 4/1 Samuel Badree; 9/2 Darren Sammy; 5/1 Andre Rusell; 7/1 BAR

Top England batsman: 10/3 Craig Kieswetter; 7/2 Alex Hales; 7/2 Luke Wright; 9/2 Eoin Morgan; 9/2 Michael Lumb; 6/1 Ravi Bopara; 7/1 Jonny Bairstow; 7/1 Jos Buttler; 14/1 BAR

Top West Indies batsman: 7/4 Chris Gayle; 4/1 Dwayne Smith; 9/2 Johnson Charles; 9/2 Lendl Simmons; 9/2 Marlon Samuels; 5/1 Darren Bravo; 7/1 Dwayne Bravo; 10/1 BAR

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