SOUTH AFRICA have been cut for the third test by Ladbrokes.
Following the news that Pietersen has been dropped from the test squad the bookies have reacted by cutting South Africa to 2/1 (from 9/4) whilst pushing England out to 11/4 (from 5/2). The draw remains solid at even money.
The book is now also open on KP's England future with 2/1 the first price quoted he never plays for the side again. England are subsequently now 11/4 to have lost their world number one test ranking at the end of the test.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "We've reacted to the KP news by easing England. Despite the latest controversy we still expect him to turn out for the country again."
Ladbrokes latest betting
3rd Test, Lord's
11/4 England (from 5/2)
2/1 South Africa (from 9/4)
England to be ranked number 1 team at the end of Lord's Test?
K Pietersen to play for England again?
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