England backed to bounce back against Sri Lanka
Bookies William Hill have seen a surprise move for England to bounce back from their trails in Sri Lanka and England have been trimmed from 2/1 to 7/4 to win the second Test.
Despite the move for England, a number of players are playing for their places with Strauss particularly vulnerable and he is 5/6 to score 33 or less but 11/2 to score a hundred in the first Innings.
"Strauss has been a great servant to England and has to be given a lot of the credit for England taking the number one world ranking. We believe he still has a lot to offer, he is odds on to still be England Captain when they take on South Africa this summer and he is 14/1 to produce a man of the match performance against Sri Lanka next week," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
2nd Test: 15/8 Sri Lanka, 7/4 England, 7/4 Draw
Strauss 1st Innings Runs vs Sri Lanka: 5/6 34 or more, 5/6 33 or less
To Score Century (1st Innings Only): 9/2 Cook , 9/2 Trott, 5/1 Pietersen, 5/1 Jayawardene, 5/1 Kumar Sangakkara, 11/2 Tilakaratne Dilshan, 11/2 Strauss, 6/1 Bell, 7/1 Samaraweera, 7/1 Thirimanne
Top England Batsman: 7/2 Jonathan Trott, 7/1 Alasrair Cook, 4/1 Kevin Pietersen, 9/2 Andrew Strauss, 5/1 Ian Bell, 7/1 Ravi Bopara, 8/1 Matt Prior, 10/1 Samit Patel, 12/1 Steven Davies, 28/1 Tim Bresnan, 66/1 James Tredwell, 66/1 Graeme Swann, 100/1 Monty Panesar, 100/1 James Anderson
Man Of Match: 10/1 Rangana Herath, 10/1 Mahela Jayawardene, 12/1 Alastair Cook, 12/1 Graeme Swann, 14/1 Kevin Pietersen, 14/1 Monty Panesar, 14/1 Suraj Randiv, 14/1 Andrew Strauss, 16/1 Ian Bell, 16/1 James Anderson, 16/1 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 16/1 Thilan Samaraweera, 20/1 Chanaka Welegedara, 20/1 Tim Bresnan, 20/1 Steven Finn
Strauss To Still Be England Captain 1st Test vs South Africa: 1/4 Yes, 11/4 No
Next Permanent England Captain After Andrew Strauss: 1/3 Cook, 7/1 Broad, 10/1 Pietersen, 12/1 Trott, 14/1 Bell, 16/1 Prior, 16/1 Swann, 20/1 Anderson