But punters believe Craig Kieswtter is the man to lead England to victory as the top batsman at 7/2, but his West Indian counterpart Chris Gayle is a much shorter favourite at 15/8.
India remain the worst result in the outright market despite being second favourites at 9/2, with hosts Sri Lanka occupying the top spot at 4/1. The market is relatively wide open as punters are also getting stuck in South Africa (9/2), England (13/2) and West Indies’ (7/1) chances.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes told betrescue.com: “Anyone can win this tournament and that’s why punters are spreading their money. Sri Lanka remain friendless though so we’re happy to take on the favourites. England got a pasting the other day against India, but with the pressure back on them they should be able to breeze past the Windies.”