Alastair Cook could struggle to win back world number one Test status, with William Hill offering 7/4 that he manages it as Captain. Alastair Cook is 4/1 to become the longest serving England Captain & 5/1 to win the most tests as Captain.
Hills think the change of Captain has not improved Kevin Pietersen’s chances of getting an England recall and he is 8/11 not to play Test Cricket again and 11/8 to start the first Ashes Test. As for Strauss’s future, Hills offer 5/2 that he becomes a permanent member of the Sky Sports Cricket Team and he is 25/1 to become the Chief Cricket correspondent for The Sun before the end of 2013!
"Alastair Cook should make a good Captain but England have a very hard set of fixtures ahead and without Strauss & KP it is going to be very hard to regain number one status," said Hill’s cricket betting spokesman Rupert Adams.
Alastair Cook First Innings As Captain Of Test Side: 7/1 Duck, 11/8 Fifty, 5/1 Century
Will England Top The World Test Rankings With Alastair Cook As Captain: 7/4 Yes, 2/5 No
Cook To be longest England Captain of all-time - 4/1
Cook To win most tests as England Captain - 5/1
Strauss To become a permanent member of Sky Sports Cricket Team - 5/2
Strauss to become Chief Cricket Correspondence For The Sun By End 2013 - 25/1
KP to play test cricket again for England – EVS Yes, 8/11 No
KP to play in 1st Ashes Test 2013 - 11/8 Yes, 8/15 No
KP to play for England before end of 2013 - 11/10 Yes, 4/6 No
Ashes 2013: 8/15 England, 3/1 Australia, 5/1 Drawn Series