The controversial batsman’s addition to the touring party means England are now 10/3 via Ladbrokes to prevail while India are 8/13 to record a series victory.
Ladbrokes also make India 5/4 for the first Test, it’s a 7/2 chance that Pietersen’s inclusion ensures the visitors get off to a flier and he’s just 5/2 to hit a century in a match that’s quoted at 11/8 to end in a draw.
The England man is priced by Ladbrokes at 8/1 to perform better than the likes of Ghambir, Tendulkar and Cook by being the top series runscorer.
Ladbrokes’ Jessica Bridge told Betrescue, “There was a stage this summer when we were convinced KP would never pull on the England whites again but we’re happy to be proved wrong in this instance. With KP back in the frame England are a much shorter price to cause an upset, and punters are already getting stuck into their chances.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
10/3 Drawn Series
India to win 4-0 20/1
England to win 4-0 100/1
Kevin Pietersen Specials
To score a century in the match 5/2
To score a century in the 1st Innings 9/2
To be out for a duck in the match 7/1
To be out for a golden duck 33/1
Kevin Pietersen to be Top England Series Runscorer 3/1
Kevin Pietersen to be Top Series Runscorer 8/1