Pietersen 5/1 For A Ton-Derful Innings Against Dutch
William Hill punters are backing in-form duo Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood to star in England's match against the Netherlands.
Hills are offering 5/1 that Pietersen hits a century in England's opening match of the ICC World Cup while, Collingwood is 16/1 to do likewise. Pietersen is 11/4 favourite to be England's top batsman in the game, while Collingwood is 10/1. Both players are 11/10 to hit a six during their innings while Hills offer 20/1 for Collingwood and 25/1 for Pietersen to be bowled out first ball.
"Pietersen and Collingwood both scored over 60 runs against Pakistan and punters have been backing the pair to carry on their good form into the game against the Netherlands," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Stuart Broad claimed his second straight five wicket haul in the match against Pakistan and he heads the market to be England's top bowler at 5/2, with Graeme Swann and James Anderson both 10/3.
England are 1/20 to kick off their campaign with a victory, while their opponents, Holland, are 9/1.
William Hill England/Netherlands Prices:
1/20 England; 9/1 Holland
Kevin Pietersen Specials: 11/10 score a six; 6/5 score a fifty; 5/1 score a century; 6/1 man of the match; 8/1 out for a duck; 25/1 out first ball
Paul Collingwood Specials: 11/10 hit a six; 3/1 score a fifty; 6/1 out for a duck; 10/1 man of the match; 16/1 score a century; 20/1 out first ball
England Top Batsman: 11/4 Kevin Pietersen; 3/1 Andrew Strauss; 10/3 Jonathan Trott; 5/1 Ian Bell; 7/1 Ravi Bopara; 9/1 Matt Prior; 10/1 Paul Collingwood; 25/1 Luke Wright; 28/1 Michael Yardy; 50/1 Tim Bresnan; 66/1 Stuart Broad; 66/1 Graeme Swann; 80/1 James Treadwell; 100/1 Ajmal Shahzad; 150/1 James Anderson
Top England Bowler: 5/2 Stuart Broad; 10/3 Graeme Swann; 10/3 James Anderson; 4/1 Tim Bresnan; 4/1 Ajmal Shahzad; 6/1 Michael Yardy; 6/1 James Treadwell; 10/1 Paul Collingwood; 20/1 Ravi Bopara