Wednesday 20 February 2013 

Cricket Betting: Root Odds-On To Captain England

Cricket Betting: Root Odds-On To Captain England
Cricket Betting: Root Odds-On To Captain England
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Joe Root is odds-on to captain the England Test side according to Ladbrokes.

The 22-year-old might have only just played in his 10th game for the national team but he continues to impress every time, and firm are now quoting him at odds-on (5/6) to captain the England Test side during his career.

It's currently a 6/1 chance that Root's England's top runscorer during the Ashes, or for those who are confident already can take the 12/1 on offer that his heroics of the summer see him named as man of the series.

And punters have also been quick to back him to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year, despite being quoted at 200/1 after last year's ceremony Root is now just a 33/1 shot to take the trophy away from Sir Bradley Wiggins.

However at 500/1 it's looking unlikely that the Sheffield lad will have a stand named after him at his beloved Bramall Lane like fellow Unitedite Jessica Ennis.

Jessica Bridge, cricket betting expert at Ladbrokes said: "Root's the natural successor to Cook as far as the odds are concerned. It's still early to speculate about BBC SPOTY but punters are already rooting for Joe to do the business this summer and in December."

Ladbrokes latest betting

Joe Root Specials

To captain the England Test side during his career 5/6
Top England Runscorer in 2013 Ashes Series 6/1
To be Named Man of the Series 2013 Ashes Series 12/1
To win BBC SPOTY 2013  33/1
Sheffield United to name a stand after Joe Root at Bramall Lane 500/1

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