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England odds-on for ODI series

| 02.09.2011

England are expected to wrap up a fine summer of cricket against India in the ODI series according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies rate england as 8/13 chances to take the ODI series (India 5/4) and they’re 4/6 to win the first ODI.

Every England batmsn can be backed at a top price to score the most runs and it’s Cook who leads the way at 7/2.

Trott is the joint 4/1 second favourite with Morgan and Kieswetter also enters the frame at 5/1.

Sachin Tendulkar is the 3/1 market leader to top-score for the Indians and it’s Praveen Kumar who is expected to do the most damage with the ball at the same price.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’ve laid England for the series which isn’t surprising given events this summer. As per usual the real action will happen in play and a competitive match will ensure turnover levels of up to half a million pounds.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

1st ODI
England – 4/6
India – 6/5

England – 8/13
India – 5/4

Top England run scorer
A Cook 7/2
J Trott 4/1
E Morgan 4/1
C Kieswetter 5/1
I Bell 11/2
R Bopara 8/1
B Stokes 12/1
S Patel 16/1

Top India run scorer
S R Tendulkar 3/1
R Dravid 4/1
V Kohli 4/1
P Patel 5/1
A Rahane 5/1
Rohit Sharma 6/1
S Raina 8/1
M Dhoni 8/1
R Jadeja 16/1

Top England wicket taker
J Anderson 3/1
G Swann 7/2
S C L Broad 7/2
T Bresnan 7/2
J W Dernbach 7/2
S Finn 4/1
S Patel 5/1
R Bopara 16/1

Top India wicket taker
Praveen Kumar 3/1
A Mishra 3/1
Rudra Pratap Singh 7/2
R Ashwin 7/2
Munaf Patel 7/2
Vinay Kumar 4/1
Varun Aaron 4/1
R Jadeja 6/1
S Raina 9/1
Rohit Sharma 16/1



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.