Alastair Cook has been appointed the new captain of the England one-day side following the retirement of Andrew Strauss.
Speculation has been rife over Strauss' future since the disappointing World Cup campaign. England were beaten by the likes of Ireland and Bangladesh before scraping through to the knock-out stages of the tournament, where they were dispatched by Sri Lanka by 10 wickets.
New England captain Alastair Cook is 4/1 with Ladbrokes to score a century in his first match as captain following the release of the latest cricket betting odds.
It's 8/1 England win the 2015 ODI World Cup and new T20 Captain Stuart Broad is 6/1 to steer England to success in the 2012 tournament.
Sachin Tendulkar is the man they are backing to put Kochi to the sword and he is currently 2/1 to be top Mumbai batsman on Friday. The latest Sports betting odds from Hills offer 9/1 that a century is scored in the match and Mumbai are 4/9 to win.
"Punters are backing anything that is Tendulkar related, as a result Kochi are perhaps a decent price at 7/4 to win," said Hill's cricket betting spokesman Rupert Adams.
India's win in the Cricket World Cup has cost Ladbrokes in excess of half a million pounds.
The pre-tournament favourites were the subject of two £80,000 bets from English customers at 7/2 with support for the winners remaining consistent at all stages of the tournament.
Sri Lanka are the only team capable of saving Ladbrokes from a payout in excess of £500,000.
The Cricket World Cup final takes place on Saturday and due to some colossal wagers placed at the start of the tournament the bookies stand to lose over half a million should well backed 4/7 match favourites India prevail. Sri Lanka drift out to 11/8 for the match as a result.
India are by far the best backed team to win the World Cup, with bets of up to &163;8,000 placed today at 8/13. Anyone would think that India were a one man team as Sachin Tendulkar has been hammered to be top bat at 5/2, man of the match at 5/1 and to score a hundred also at 5/1.
Sachin Tendulkar is being backed to win the Cricket World Cup for India in style by scoring his 100th international century in tomorrow's final. Paddy Power are offering 6/1 for the record-breaking legend to hit a three figure score in tomorrow's game and make the final his own with punters making him overwhelmingly their most popular bet to be Man of the Match (9/2), top match runscorer (9/2) and sealing his position as the top runscorer in the tournament (Evens).
India and Sachin Tendulkar are all the rage for the 2011 Cricket World Cup Final on Saturday.
bet365 cricket betting spokesman Steve Freeth says: "It's been one-way traffic with the odds-on boys smashing into India (4/6 into 8/13) and there's already a gamble emerging on Tendulkar (7/1 into 6/1) landing the man of the match award in his own backyard."
The participation of perhaps the two greatest cricketers of this generation, Sachin Tendulkar & Lasith Malinga, would suggest that the World Cup final will be the biggest cricket turnover match of all time. India are the 8/13 favourites and Hills have already pushed out the price about Sri Lanka winning from 5/4 to 11/8 to attract support.
India are the 8/13 favourites with Ladbrokes to win the Cricket World Cup. The final looks to be a tight affair however with opponents Sri Lanka just 5/4 chances.
India's Sachin Tendulkar was instrumental in the semi-final victory and is 6/1 to score a century in the match. It's 8/1 he notches his ton and his side lift the trophy.
India backers up and down the country are celebrating after India beat Pakistan in their World Cup Semi-final. For the first time Hills estimate that they have taken over a million pounds on a One Day International. The hosts India are now 8/13 to win the World Cup, with Sri Lanka offered at 5/4. The only good news for bookies was that Tendulkar failed to score a century which would have cost Hills alone a further £30,000.
Following Ricky Ponting's ringing endorsement of Michael Clarke to succeed him as Australia's permanent Test captain, William Hill have made the current vice-captain the 1/10 red-hot favourite to get the job. Shane Watson is the 7/1 second favourite and Brad Haddin is 10/1.
The second World Cup semi final between India and Pakistan is set to be the biggest betting turnover match of this World Cup â€“ possibly even the biggest ODI international of all time. William Hill have seen bets of up to £13,000 on India at 8/13 and the hosts are now 8/11 favourites. Tendulkar is once again the focus of the specials: he is 8/1 to be man of the match, 7/1 to score a hundred and 11/8 to score a fifty.
William Hill can report one way traffic for the first World Cup semi-final with almost 90% of the early money for Sri Lanka, who are 4/6 to beat New Zealand at 11/10. The latest cricket betting odds Hills offer are 11/2 that Sri Lanka get to 100 without losing a wicket and 25/1 that both openers score a hundred.
Following England's defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka, William Hill are offering 1/2 that Andrew Strauss is not captain for the next One Day International. Despite this, it appears likely that Strauss will stay as England test captain, with 8/1 offered that he quits the test captaincy. Hills make Kevin Pietersen the 3/1 favourite to take over the role, with Jonathan Trott 9/2. Current T20 captain, Paul Collingwood is 5/1, as is Ian Bell.
India have been cut to 6/4 for the Cricket World Cup by Ladbrokes.
With the tournament now at the semi-final stage only Pakistan stand in their way of a berth in the final and it's 4/7 that they win that match (Pakistan 11/8).
Tournament favourites South Africa have once again choked at a Cricket World Cup â€“ with bookies reporting it one of the biggest chokes in Cricket World Cup history, after they collapsed from 108 for two to be bowled out for 172 by New Zealand.
Sri Lanka's odds of beating England on Saturday morning have been cut by Ladbrokes.
The bookmakers have trimmed a Sri Lankan victory to 4/9 (from 8/15) pushing England out to 7/4 despite the anticipated 'patriotic punt' this weekend.