England favourites to blow away the West Indies
England are 8/13 with Ladbrokes to beat the West Indies on Thursday and qualify for the quarter finals of the World Cup. The Windies are 5/4 to win and qualify, while Bangladesh are 3/1 to make it through.
Australia are 1/66 to beat Canada tomorrow, with the Canadians 16/1 to spring what would be one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport.
Sachin Tendulkar and AB De Villiers are both 11/4 to be top tournament runscorer, with Virender Sehwag 3/1. Shahid Afridi is 5/4 to be the leading wicket taker, with Zaheer Khan available at 4/1.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “England are narrow favourites to win, but our punters have been hesitant to back them as there’s just no telling which England side will turn up.”
To qualify for quarter finals
West Indies 5/4
To win on Wednesday
Sachin Tendulkar 11/4
AB De Villiers 11/4
Virender Sehwag 3/1
Top wicket taker
Shahid Afridi 5/4
Zaheer Khan 4/1
Suleiman Benn 7/1