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Punters pile into draw with rain predicted at Trent Bridge

The draw in the First Test between England and India at Trent Bridge has been heavily backed going into the opening day and is now into 11-8 (from 7-4) with Coral. Rain has been forecasted over the five days which has left the draw the favourite of three possible outcomes.

In the series betting, England are Evs to come out on top in the five-match series, while the visitors, India, are 7-4 to inflict another series defeat on the hosts this summer.

“If the reports are to believed, there could be quite a bit of interruption in this Test match so the smart money has come in for the draw ahead of the opener at Trent Bridge,” said Coral’s John Hill.

“Despite their disappointing defeat against Sri Lanka earlier this summer, punters certainly believe England can bounce back against India as they have been popular in the series betting,” added Hill.

**First Test betting

8-5 England, 11-8 Draw, 11-4 India

**Top England batsman (First Test)

7-2 Ian Bell, 4 Alastair Cook, 9-2 Gary Balance, Joe Root, Sam Robson, 11-2 Moeen Ali, 13-2 Ben Stokes, 14 Matt Prior, 33 Bar.

**Top England bowler (First Test)

9-4 James Anderson, 11-4 Stuart Broad, 7-2 Chris Jordan, 4 Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes, 5 Chris Woakes, 6 Moeen Ali, 10 Joe Root.

**Top India batsman (First Test)

11-4 Virat Kohli, 7-2 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Shikhar Dhawan, 9-2 Gautam Gambhir, 11-2 Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, 7 Ajinkya Rahane, 9 M.S Dhoni, 16 Ravindra Jadeja, 20 Bar.

**Top India bowler (First Test)

11-4 Mohammed Shami, 3 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, 7-2 Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Varun Aaron, Pankaj Singh, 4 Ishwar Pandey, Stuart Binny.

**Series betting

Evs England, 4 Draw, 7-4 India

**Top England series batsman

11-4 Ian Bell, 10-3 Alastair Cook, 4 Joe Root, 5 Gary Balance, Sam Robson, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Ben Stokes, 14 Matt Prior, 25 Bar.

**Top England series bowler

9-4 James Anderson, 3 Stuart Broad, 5 Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, 7 Ben Stokes, 8 Chris Woakes, 14 Moeen Ali, 100 Joe Root.

**Top India series batsman

5-2 Virat Kohli, 7-2 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, 11-2 Murali Vijay, 7 Ajinkya Rahane, Gautam Gambhir,  10 M.S Dhoni, 25 Bar.

**Top India series bowler

10-3 Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 4 Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, 9-2 Ishant Sharma, 5 Varun Aaron, 10 Pankaj Singh, Ishwar Pandey, 20 Stuart Binny.

ENDS

Further contact information:

John Hill 07889 645520