Cricket By Rupert Adams

Money For England To Win First Test

Despite a terrible year to date – England are being well supported to beat New Zealand in the first test. England are 11/8 favourites, with NZ offered at 7/4. Joe Root is the 10/3 favourite to top score for the home side with Jimmy Anderson 2/1 to top the wickets.

“England on home turf are a different proposition and they will desperate to get onto the pitch and show what they can do,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

England vs New Zealand: 11/8 England, 7/4 New Zealand, 9/4 Draw

Top England Bat (1st Innings): 10/3 Root, 7/2 Bell, 4/1 Cook, 4/1 Balance, 9/2 Lyth, 9/1 Ali, 12/1 Stokes, 14/1 Buttler, 40/1 Jordan, 100/1 Wood, 125/1 Broad, 150/1 Anderson

Top England Bowler (1st Innings): 2/1 Anderson, 3/1 Broad, 7/2 Jordan, 7/2 Wood, 5/1 Stokes, 11/2 Ali, 16/1 Root