Cricket Betting: Defeat Not An Option England 6/5 To Go Out

Cricket Betting: Defeat Not An Option England 6/5 To Go Out
Cricket Betting: Defeat Not An Option England 6/5 To Go Out
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England need to beat the West Indies to have any chance of progressing from their group and are 4/6 with William Hill to do so. England are 6/5 to be eliminated at the group stage and 6/4 to be a losing semi finalist.

Having started the tournament as a 6/1 chance to win the World Cup, Strauss’ men are now 12/1. Andrew Strauss is the 10/3 favourite to be England’s top batsman although Ravi Bopara, who has been so impressive since coming in, is a 13/2 chance. England’s games have provided quite a lot of excitement and Hills offer 10/1 that the game is decided in the final over of the second innings.

"Not even a victory for England can guarantee progression from the group and it is looking increasingly likely that England will fail to deliver once again at a World Cup,” said Hill’s spokesman and betting expert Joe Crilly.

To say that James Anderson has struggled for form in this year’s 2011 World Cup would be an understatement and bookmakers William Hill think his woes could continue against the West Indies, making him the 11/4 favourite to have the worst economy of any of England’s bowlers. Michael Yardy is the 3/1 second favourite, while Paul Collingwood and Ajmal Shahzad are both 4/1. England conceded 23 wides in their abysmal performance against Bangladesh and Hills offer 5/6 that they concede 9 or more in their final, deciding fixture.

"Jimmy Anderson’s bowling left a lot to be desired against Bangladesh and unfortunately, the odds suggest that his poor form may well continue into the Windies game," Crilly added.

William Hill England/West Indies:

Match Betting: 4/6 England; 6/5 West Indies

England Worst Economy Rate: 11/4 James Anderson; 3/1 Michael Yardy; 4/1 Paul Collingwood; 4/1 Ajmal Shahzad; 6/1 Tim Bresnan; 7/1 Graeme Swann (must bowl four overs for bets to stand, only these players count)

England Stage Of Elimination: 6/5 Eliminated Group Stage; 6/4 Losing Quarter Finalist; 6/1 Losing Semi Finalist; 8/1 Runner Up; 12/1 Winner

10/1       Game to be decided in the final over of the second innings

Number of England Wides: 5/6 Nine or more; 5/6 Eight or less

Top Home Batsman: 10/3 Andrew Strauss; 7/2 Jonathan Trott; 9/2 Eoin Morgan; 9/2 Matt Prior; 9/2 Ian Bell; 13/2 Ravi Bopara; 9/1 Paul Collingwood; 16/1 BAR