By David Jack
England and Pakistan are back in action today in the first of five one-day internationals at Chester-le-Street in Durham and it's hard to see beyond another victory for the Three Lions.
I backed T20 skipper Paul Collingwood to lead England to victory in Cardiff on Tuesday so it will come as no surprise that I'm going for one-day captain Andrew Strauss to keep up the Auld Enemy's winning run.
England are being heavily backed for a series whitewash (3-1 with Ladbrokes, William Hill and BlueSquare) but I'm not buying that as I reckon Shahid Afridi's side will have at least one good day in five. Strauss's boys to win 4-1 (19-10 Bet365), or perhaps 3-2 (9-4, Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill) is more likely.
Alternatively if you fancy Pakistan to turn their tour on its head with a 5-0 win of their own you'll get a massive 100-1 (Skybet, Paddy Power and Stan James). However anyone considering such a flutter is surely a couple of balls short of an over!
On Tuesday you will recall I backed Craig Kieswetter to be England's top scorer and, but for a calamitous run-out on 16, chasing just 90, I would have been quids in at 4-1.
His recent batting slump has cost him his place in the one-day squad and therefore I'm backing Eoin Morgan, at tasty odds of 9-2 (William Hill) to be England's top scorer today.
A glance down the Pakistan order and I'm drawn to skipper Boom Boom Afridi – available at odds of 10-1 with Ladbrokes to top-score for the tourists. Howzat!