England favourites to be ranked number one
The weather forecast suggests that we could miss a fair amount of play during the first test at Lords and the draw has been backed in to 10/11 with William Hill. England are 2/1 to win the first test but 5/4 to win the series and 3/1 to finish the series ranked as the World number one Test side. Strauss looked in great nick over the weekend and he is 5/6 to score 255 or more runs in the series, whilst Pietersen is 5/6 to score 244 or less.
"India did not look the part over the weekend and if the weather holds, England have a great chance of getting the series off to a flyer," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
First Test: 2/1 England, 10/3 India, 10/11 Draw
Series Outright: 5/4 England, 15/8 India, 9/4 Drawn Series
England Series Runs:
Strauss: 5/6 254 or less, 5/6 255 or more
Cook: 56 299 or less, 5/6 300 or more
Trott: 5/6 284 or less, 5/6 285 or more
Pietersen: 5/6 244 or less, 5/6 245 or more
Which Test Match Will Tendulkar Score His 100th International Century: 6/4 No Hundred, 3/1 1st Test, 9/2 2nd Test, 11/2 3rd Test, 6/1 4th Test
Ground Where Most Runs Scored: 5/4 lords, 11.8 Kia Oval, 6/1 Trent Bridge, 7/1 Edgbaston
England To Be Top Ranked Test Nation At End Of Series: 3/1 Yes, 2/9 No