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Cricket Betting: Punters Rooting For Joe

Joe Root
Will Joe Root be England's next captain?
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After the 95-run defeat to India in the second Test at Lord's, Alastair Cook's captaincy is under threat, if those putting money on Joe Root to replace him are to be believed.

William Hill report that Root has been backed in from 9/2 to 3/1 to become the next England captain and that Cook is 4/6 to not be captain by 1st October.

However, Ian Bell remains 7/4 favourite to be England's next captain - whenever that might be.

"Root seems to be the public’s choice and he is our worst result with some 65% of wagers on the young man," said William Hill spokesman and cricket betting expert Rupert Adams.

Latest cricket odds

Cook To BE England Captain October 1st 2014: 4/6 No, 11/10 Yes

3rd Test: 13/8 England, 7/4 Draw, 15/8 India

6/1 Cook No longer England Captain Third Test

Next England Captain: 7/4 Ian Bell, 3/1 Joe Root, 4/1 Stuart Broad, 8/1 Eoin Morgan, 9/1 Jimmy Anderson, 16/1 Moeen Ali, 20/1 Sam Robson, 25/1 Gary Ballance, 50/1 Liam Plunkett, 50/1 Matt Prior, 66/1 Kevin Pietersen

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