Test Series: Captain Cook Set To Produce Runs!
Test Series: Captain Cook Set To Produce Runs But No Easy Return For Swann!
Alastair Cook is the 9/4 with William Hill to produce the most England runs in the series that starts on Thursday. With no Kevin Pietersen in the team, Jonathan Trott is the 9/4 second favourite to top score, with Ian Bell 4/1.
England will be happy that Graeme Swann has returned from injury but he is a 9/2 outsider to be the series top wicket taker behind Jimmy Anderson 15/8, Stuart Broad 5/2 and Steve Finn at 11/4.
"On paper England are the red hot favourites to win the series and they are unlikely to underestimate New Zealand this time round," said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Series Top Batsman: 9/4 Alastair Cook, 3/1 Jonathan Trott, 4/1 Ian Bell, 9/2 Nick Compton, 7/1 Joe Root, 9/1 Jonny Bairstow, 9/1 Matt Prior, 66/1 Stuart Broad, 66/1 Tim Bresnan, 125/1 Graeme Swann, 200/1 Steven Finn, 250/1 James Anderson
Series Top Bowler: 15/8 James Anderson, 5/2 Stuart Broad, 11/4 Steven Finn, 9/2 Graeme Swann, 9/1 Tim Bresnan
First Test: 4/7 England, 8/1 New Zealand, 2/1 Draw
Series Betting: 2/7 England, 10/1 New Zealand, 7/2 Drawn
Series Correct Score:
15/8 England 1-0, 5/4 England 2-0
10/1 New Zealand 1-0, 33/1 New Zealand 2-0
8/1 Draw 0-0, 11/2 Drawn 1-1