Cricket World Cup 2011: England Squad and Betting Odds

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, 19 February to 2 April 2011

England have announced their squad for the World Cup that starts in the sub-continent on 19th February. There are few surprises, but notably Matt Prior is preferred to Steven Davies as wicketkeeper, and seam-bowler Chris Woakes is not included despite impressing on his recent Twenty20 debut Down Under.

England’s Cricket World Cup Squad:

Andrew Strauss (Middlesex, capt), James Anderson (Lancashire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Paul Collingwood (Durham), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Matt Prior (Sussex, wk), Ajmal Shahzad (Yorkshire), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), James Tredwell (Kent), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Luke Wright (Sussex), Michael Yardy (Sussex).

Betting on the Cricket World Cup: Latest Odds and Betting Tips

India are the current favourites to storm to victory at the World Cup, priced at best odds of 7/2 with Paddy Power. With the home advantage and a strong side who lie second in the ICC ODI rankings behind Australia.

The Aussies, despite looking week in the Ashes, could offer the best betting value, priced as fifth favourites for the World Cup at a very tempting 6/1 with Sportingbet. The bookie also offers a £50 Free Bet to new customers, so get on now before the odds shorten.

England are priced up as joint second favourites with Sri Lanka at 5/1 with Extrabet, who have a great offer of £100 in free bets available to new customers.

South Africa can be backed at 11/2 with Blue Square, while Pakistan can be backed at 10/1 with Unibet.

New Zealand are 20/1 with bet365, while the West Indies are 25/1 with Unibet, but stand little chance. The rest are literally there to make up the numbers.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Betting Tip: Australia to win the World Cup, 6/1 with Sportingbet

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