Thursday 27 September 2012 

Cricket Betting: Will Gayle Force Blow England Over?

Cricket Betting: Will Gayle Force Blow England Over?
Cricket Betting: Will Gayle Force Blow England Over?
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Ladbrokes are split over who will win between England and West Indies in Thursday's Super 8's match.

Both sides are chalked up at 10/11 as the bookies cannot tear the two apart, however punters believe Craig Kieswtter is the man to lead England to victory as the top batsman at 7/2, but his West Indian counterpart Chris Gayle is a much shorter favourite at 15/8.

India remain the worst result in the outright market despite being second favourites at 9/2, with hosts Sri Lanka occupying the top spot at 4/1. The market is relatively wide open as punters are also getting stuck in South Africa (9/2), England (13/2) and West Indies' (7/1) chances.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "Anyone can win this tournament and that's why punters are spreading their money. Sri Lanka remain friendless though so we're happy to take on the favourites. England got a pasting the other day against India, but with the pressure back on them they should be able to breeze past the Windies."

Ladbrokes latest betting

Winner

Sri Lanka 4/1
India  9/2
South Africa  9/2
Australia    6/1
Pakistan 6/1
England  13/2
West Indies 7/1
New Zealand 12/1

Match betting

England 10/11
West Indies 10/11

Top England match runscorer

Craig Kieswetter 7/2
Luke Wright 7/2
Alex Hales 4/1
Eoin Morgan 4/1
Michael Lumb 4/1
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Top West Indies match runscorer

Chris Gayle 15/8
Dwayne Smith 4/1
Marlon Samuels 9/2
Johnson Charles 9/2
Lendl Simmons 9/2
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