India v England - tourists set for tough test
The odds suggest that England will be up against it when they face India in the first Test next week, with William Hill offering 7/2 that England deliver victory.
On his return to the side Kevin Pietersen is the 3/1 favourite to top score with new Captain Alastair Cook next at 10/3. The England bowling attack looks a little depleted and Graeme Swann is the favourite to take the most wickets at 7/4 with Monty Panesar 2/1.
"England will need all their big guns to deliver if they are to stand any chance of victory and the pressure will certainly be on KP," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams,
First Test: 6/5 India, 7/2 England, 11/8 Draw
Top England Batsman (first Innnigs): 3/1 Kevin Pietersen, 10/3 Alastair Cook, 7/2 Jonathan Trott, 4/1 Ian Bell, 11/2 Joe Root, 13/2 Jonathan Bairstow, 13/2 Nick Compton, 7/1 Eoin Morgan, 9/1 Matt Prior, 12/1 Samit Patel, 28/1 Tim Bresnan, 40/1 Stuart Broad, 50/1 Graeme Swann, 200/1 Anderson, 200/1 Finn, 250/1 Bar
Top England Bowler (first Innings): 7/4 Graeme Swann, 2/1 Monty Panesar, 10/3 James Anderson, 7/2 Stuart Broad, 4/1 Steven Finn, 9/2 Graham Onions, 9/2 Tim Bresnan, 11/2 Samit Patel
Series Betting: 4/7 India, 7/2 Drawn Series, 7/2 England