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England odds-on to win opener against Pakistan

The Test series gets underway tomorrow

England are odds-on favourites to win the opening match of their Test series against Pakistan.

The three-match series begins at Old Trafford tomorrow and Joe Root’s side are priced at 2/5 to win the opener, while they’re the overwhelming favourites at 1/5 to win the entire series.

Meanwhile, Pakistan are 9/2 to win the first match and they’re going at 8/1 to win overall.

“England finished their series against the West Indies in fine form and the quick turnaround should suit them,” said Coral’s Harry Aitkenhead.

“We make them odds-on to win the first Test and they are huge favourites to clinch the series.”

After securing his 500th Test wicket against the West Indies, Stuart Broad is the 11/4 joint-favourite alongside James Anderson to take the most wickets for England across the series, while Root is 5/2 to score the most runs.

“Broad’s on fire and it’s impossible to see England leaving him out again,” added Aitkenhead.

“He’s the 11/4 joint-favourite to take the most wickets in the series and plenty of punters are backing him.”

England v Pakistan – 1st Test

England 2/5

Pakistan 9/2

Draw 9/2

England v Pakistan – Series

England 1/5

Pakistan 8/1

Draw 13/2

England to win 3-0

6/4

Most England runs in series

Joe Root 5/2, Ben Stokes 11/4, Ollie Pope 9/2, Rory Burns 9/2, Dom Sibley 5/1, Zak Crawley 7/1, Jos Buttler 12/1

Most England wickets in series

Stuart Broad 11/4, James Anderson 11/4, Jofra Archer 3/1, Chris Woakes 7/2, Mark Wood 7/1, Dom Bess 8/1, Ben Stokes 9/1, Sam Curran 9/1

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication