Cricket By Joe Crilly

Money Coming In For England Ahead Of T20 Series

Despite being slight outsiders for the 1st T20, William Hill punters have been rushing to back England ahead of Friday’s match. The hosts are 4/5 with England Evens.

Joe Root and Jos Buttler have proved popular at 11/4 and 6/1 respectively to be England’s top batsmen while Adil Rashid, at 16/1 is a popular man of the match selection.

“Despite losing the series, England got off to a flyer in the ODIs and it is feasible that they could do so for the first of these two T20s as well,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Match betting: 4/5 South Africa; 1/1 England

Top South Africa batsman: 11/4 AB de Villiers; 3/1 Hashim Amla; 3/1 Quinton de Kock; 9/2 Faf du Plessis; 7/1 JP Duminy; 7/1 Rilee Rossouw; 8/1 BAR

Top England batsman: 11/4 Joe Root; 3/1 Alex Hales; 7/2 James Vince; 7/2 Jason Roy; 5/1 Eoin Morgan; 6/1 Jos Buttler; 8/1 Ben Stokes; 12/1 BAR

Top South Africa bowler: 3/1 ImranTahir; 3/1 Kagiso Rabada; 10/3 Chris Morris; 7/2 Aaron Phangiso; 7/2 Dale Steyn; 4/1 David Weise; 4/1 Kyle Abbott; 12/1 BAR

Top England bowler: 3/1 David Willey; 3/1 Reece Topley; 7/2 Liam Plunkett; 4/1Chris Jordan; 4/1 Chris Woakes; 9/2 Adil Rashid; 5/1 Ben Stokes; 11/2 BAR

Man of the Match: 8/1 AB de Villioers; 9/1 Hashim Amla; 9/1 Joe Root; 9/1 Quinton de Kock; 10/1 Alex Hales; 12/1 Faf du Plessis; 12/1 Jason Roy; 14/1 Ben Stokes; 14/1 Dale Steyn; 14/1 James Vince; 14/1 Jos Buttler; 16/1 BAR