CORAL have pushed the odds on Kevin Pietersen ever playing for England again out to 9-2 from 1-2 following the news that he will not be picked this summer.
The prospects for England’s cricket team this summer don’t look great according to the bookies. Coral have opened betting on the correct score for this summer’s Ashes Series and make an Australian 5-0 whitewash the 9-2 favourite, with a 4-0 victory to Australia the second favourite at 5-1.
England are 7-1 with Coral to fail to win any Test Match this summer, against New Zealand and Australia, and are just 33-1 to lose every match.
Alastair Cook is still odds-on to be England captain at the end of the year at 4-7 but is just 5-4 not to be. England are 3-1 to win the Ashes Series and reclaim the urn.
At the Madrid Open tennis on Wednesday, Andy Murray begins his bid for a third straight title against Jeremy Chardy and big names Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Kei Nishikori are also in action.
In the women’s singles British No.1 Heather Watson is 3-1 at BetVictor to get past Carla Suarez Navarro (3-10, Stan James) while Victoria Azarenka versus Caroline Wozniacki is a close call with both available at evens.
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Coral Cricket Specials
7-1 England not to win a Test Match this summer
33-1 England to lose every Test Match this summer
9-2 Kevin Pietersen ever to play for England again
4-7 Alastair Cook to be England captain on 31st December (5-4 not to be)
England v Australia Ashes series
4-9 Australia, 3-1 England, 6-1 Draw
Ashes Correct Score
9-2 Australia 5v0, 5-1 Australia 4v0, 6-1 Australia 3v0, 7-1 Australia 2v1, 9-1 Australia 3v1, 12-1 Draw 2v2, 12-1 Australia 2v0-0, 12-1 Australia 4v1, 12-1 England 2v1, 16-1 Bar
Next permanent England coach (To be in charge for 1st Test v Australia on July 8)
6-4 Jason Gillespie, 3-1 Justin Langer, 9-2 Paul Fabrace, 10 Gary Kirsten, 10 Mick Newell, Trevor Bayliss, Mark Robinson, 12 Mickey Arthur, Paul Collingwood, Ottis Gibson, 14 Bar.
England v New Zealand Test series
13-8 England, 15-8 Draw, 15-8 New Zealand