Weather Change Prompts Support For England

Coral bookmakers have witnessed a surge of support for Alastair Cook’s side as the weather has begun to dry-up. England are 8-11 favourites to win the match, whilst the draw was also popular during the week at 6-4. New Zealand remain friendless at 10-1.

“The Black Caps face a tough task in England where they have only ever won two series and just four test matches in total, and that’s certainly reflected in their odds. England will be keen to put their recent tour to New Zealand behind them and punters are optimistic that they can hit the ground running at Lord’s tomorrow”, commented Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

** First Test Match Betting

8-11 England, 6-4 Draw, 10-1 New Zealand

** Top England Batsman

3-1 Alastair Cook, 7-2 Jonathan Trott, 4-1 Nick Compton, 11-2 Ian Bell, 11-2 Joe Root, 9-1Matt Prior, 11-1 Jonny Bairstow, 33-1 bar.

**Top England Bowler

15-8 James Anderson, 5-2 Steve Finn, 11-4 Stuart Broad, 10-3 Graem Swann, 7-2 Tim Bresnan.
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