As far as the early betting markets go on the upcoming 3rd Test that starts on the 18th August between England and India, there is not a lot of money being bet on the current red hot favourite to win that match, that favourite of course being England.
You may be wondering why any solid favourite who cannot possibly lose a cricket match is not attracting huge volumes of cash in advance of the match starting, well that is due to the win odds on England being 1/33!
There is no value to be had by betting on England to win the third test with those odds being so low, but as you will find out below there is a range of additional betting opportunities that will give you some much better pay-out odds.
However, let me just give you an indication of what odds you are going to get on India winning that 3rd test, they are currently trading at and are on offer over at our top rated Betfred betting site at odds of 25/1 and if you are of the mind the 3rd Test will end in a draw you can also bag and secure odds of 16/1.
Who will be the Top England Series Run Scorer?
It is going to have to be on some of the other 3rd Test betting markets that you are going to have to look if you fancy getting some much better odds and larger winning pay-outs, therefore do consider placing a bet on which player you think is going to be the England top series run scorer.
As for the odds available on the most likely suspect those odds are Jonny Bairstow at 8/11, Joe Root at 6/4, Alistair Cook, Chris Woakes and Keaton Jennings are all available at high odds of 16/1 and you can also back Jos Buttler at odds of 28/1 and Ben Stokes and Same Curran at odds of 33/1 too.
Bet on the Top England Series Wicket Taker
There is another betting opportunity that I may think will be of interest to any fans of the England cricket team, and that is a bet on which you are tasked with nothing more complicated than trying to work out which player is going to be the top England series wicket taker.
Obviously the player who is probably going to win that honour is James Anderson and his current odds of being so are 1/5, but who can discount Stuart Broad, and he is a very interesting bet at his odds of 7/1!
Who else could possibly be crowned the top series wicket taker for England, well there is the chance it may just be Same Curran and Ben Stokes and their odds are both 12/1, so there is nothing separating them in the betting markets and if you are after big odds then it may just pay dividends for you to have a speculative type of low valued bet on either Chris Woakes at 20/1 or Adil Rashid at 50/1