Cricket Betting: India Odds-On To Test England

Cricket Betting: India Odds-On To Test England
Cricket Betting: India Odds-On To Test England
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India are odds-on to win the Test series against England according to Ladbrokes.

Once again England have named a squad without Kevin Pietersen and the bookies have them chalked up at 10/3 to win the series, however with the inclusion of Pietersen they would have quoted at a shorter price of 11/4. And the firm now make it odds-on at 1/2 that Pietersen never plays for the national side again in any form, or it's 6/4 he does.

India are quoted at 8/13 for a win on home turf and it's 20/1 that they wrap up the series with a 4-0 whitewash, whereas the visitors are given an outside chance at 100/1 of winning all four Test matches.

Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott are favoured to open up the batting in England's first Test without Andrew Strauss, and both find themselves at 3/1 in the betting to be England's top series runscorer. It's 6/1 that newcomer Joe Root tops the scoring throughout the winter tour, with fellow débutante Nick Compton a 12/1 shot.

Graeme Swann is favoured to lead the wicket taking for England at 2/1 with James Anderson and Stuart Broad close behind at 3/1 in the betting.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "England look set to struggle again without KP, however as far as the odds are concerned it's now if and not when he will wear an England shirt again. India will be full of confidence heading into the series after seeing England's squad, and in anticipation of a successful T20 World Cup."

Ladbrokes latest betting
Series Winner

India 8/13
England 10/3
Drawn Series 10/3
1st Test

India 5/4
Draw 11/8
England 7/2
Top England Series Runscorer
A Cook 3/1
J Trott 3/1
J Root 6/1
J Bairstow 6/1
I Bell 8/1
E Morgan 8/1
M Prior 8/1
N Comtpon 12/1
Top England Wicket-Taker
G Swann 2/1
J Anderson 3/1
S Broad 3/1
S Finn 6/1
M Panesar 8/1
T Bresnan 10/1
G Onions 12/1
S Patel 12/1

India win 4-0 20/1
England win 4-0 100/1

Kevin Pietersen to play for England again

No 1/2
Yes 6/4

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