Punters go nuts for KP

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Kevin Pietersen has been cut by Ladbrokes to be England’s top run scorer at the World Cup.

Following the announcement that he’ll be opening for England punters were quick to back him to top the run-scoring charts, with his price for both England (7/2 from 4/1) and World Cup (25/1 from 33/1) quickly shortening due to the support.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Punters believe that KP will be a lethal opener and that he could easily power his way to the top of the run charts.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Top England run-scorer: K Pietersen – 7/2 (from 4/1)

Top tournament run-scorer: K Pietersen – 25/1 (from 33/1)

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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.