England’s Test team have claimed the world number one spot and William Hill offer 8/15 that they are still there come the end of 2012.
The next target must surely be in the shorter forms of the game and Hills go 5/1 about the three lions winning the ICC World T20 Cup next year and 7/1 about the side winning the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015 for which South Africa are the 7/2 favourites.
"England are officially the masters of the long game, but Andy Flower will not rest on his laurels and will surely be targeting the World T20 next year," said Hill’s cricket betting spokesman Joe Crilly.
ICC World T20 2012: 7/2 India; 9/2 Sri Lanka; 9/2 Australia; 5/1 England; 6/1 South Africa; 7/1 Pakistan; 12/1 New Zealand; 14/1 West Indies; 50/1 BAR
ICC World Cup 2015: 7/2 South Africa; 4/1 India; 4/1 Australia; 7/1 Sri Lanka; 7/1 England; 8/1 Pakistan; 10/1 New Zealand; 14/1 West Indies; 50/1 BAR