Joe Root has been announced as the successor to Alistair Cook and we’ve priced up a number of specials relating to England’s new Test captain.
The Yorkshireman has a tough act to follow but we make it just a 4/7 chance that he wins his first series as skipper against South Africa in July.
No batsman has scored more than Root’s 4,594 runs since he made his Test bow in December 2012.
And we’re offering 7/2 that the 26-year-old scores a hundred when South Africa visit Lord’s this summer.
At shorter odds it’s 6/4 that Root scores more Test hundreds than Alistair Cook did as captain (12) while it’s the same price for the new man to win more Test matches than the outgoing leader (24).
Meanwhile, patriotic punters may also be interested in the 16/1 for Root to be undefeated in 2017 as England Test captain.
And finally, Cook may be standing down from his role as captain but he’ll still be on call to perform at the crease.
As such we’re going 5/2 that he goes on to beat Sachin Tendulkar’s World Record for most career Test runs (15,921), having notched 11,057 thus far.
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Joe Root England Specials
Joe Root to win 1st Test Series as England Captain – 4/7
Joe Root to score more Test Hundreds than Alastair Cook as England Captain (more than 12) – 6/4
Joe Root to win more Test matches than Alastair Cook as England Captain (more than 24) – 6/4
Joe Root to be undefeated in 1st summer as England Test Captain – 5/2
Alastair Cook to beat Sachin Tendulkar’s World Record for most career Test runs (15,921) – 5/2
Joe Root to score a hundred in 1st match as captain – 7/2
Joe Root to win 1st 3 Test Series as England Captain – 5/1
Joe Root to be undefeated in 2017 as England Test Captain – 16/1
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