England eased for World Cup after ODI defeat

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England are out to 5/1 joint third favourites to win the forthcoming World Cup after losing the ODI series in Australia.

The dismal showing in Brisbane from England’s batsmen has prompted the bookies to ease Andrew Strauss’s men for their trip to the sub-Continent.

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “The evidence since the New Year is that England are there for the taking. They’re desperately out of form and we’re eager to take them on.”

England are the same price as Australia to win the trophy.

India are the 7/2 favourites but Pakistan are the market movers into 8/1 following a five-figure bet struck at the weekend.

“We laid a chunky bet on Pakistan at 12s and they’re into single figures” added Williams.

Ladbrokes – ODI World Cup:

7/2 India
4/1 Sri Lanka
5/1 England
5/1 South Africa
5/1 Australia
8/1 Pakistan (from 12/1)

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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.