A record eight straight T20 wins can turn into nine for England

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English cricket is in such a great place that the side seem unbeatable at the moment.

And punters should fill their boots with the 5/6 available for England to beat Australia in the second Twenty20 game as Paul Collingwood’s side carry over the form from the Test series.

Only four of the Test side that thumped Australia 3-1 in Ashes series kept their spots for the first Twenty20 game but the guys that came in proved the strength in depth at England’s disposal and can be trusted to whitewash Australia in this T20 two-game series.

It may have been a tight victory in the end, but it was a victory nonetheless and the record-breaking England team have now gone eight consecutive games without defeat in T20 competitions.

Bell is showing his class at the top of the order and the Wawrickshire batsman is staking his claim for a place in the one-day team ahead of the Cricket World Cup which starts in February.

With that added motivation, Bell can be England’s highest runscorer when England and Australia meet on Friday and the Yorkshireman is 7/2 in the top England runscorer betting market.

Pietersen joins Bell at the head of the market at 7/2, but the main contender to Bell is Eoin Morgan who top scored in the first game with 43 and is a 4/1 shot to be England’s top runscorer.

For Australia, Shane Watson has been one of the very few positives while England have been touring down under, and 59 from 35 balls in the first game suggests he is still in nick.

Punters can get 3/1 that Watson is Australia’s top scorer and it’s difficult to see any of the new Australian batsman challenge a guy who has played consistent cricket since the end of November.

A £25 stake on Bell being England’s top runscorer would return £112.50. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.