Ok, we have to own up to something…again. When Sportsbet were having a cheeky laugh at England’s expense with our #MissingBalls campaign before the World Cup began – we didn’t really expect it to have the impact it has had on the poor Poms!
Now they’ve been knocked over before the quarters and there’ll be a spike in sickies on Friday as Sydneysiders flock to the SCG for the biggest farewell party of the year!
It surely couldn’t get any worse for the Poms could it? Well, look away now Peter Moores, as online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has some unpleasant reading…
England to fail to bowl out Afghanistan is a short $2.75.
England to fail to hit a 6 is at odds of $8.00.
Any Afghanistan player to take a hat trick – $26.
England to fail to reach 150 is paying $41.
England to fail to take any Afghani wickets – $51.
England to fail to reach 100 is paying $81!
England to fail to hit a 4 is $501!
Finally it’s $1001 for England to not show up and forfeit!
England to finally find their balls – No offers…
And speaking of the berated Peter Moores, unfortunately the Poms look like giving him the bullet and no doubt will need an Aussie to bail them out, with Jason Gillespie the $3.00 favourite to replace him.
“We might have to play the Irish for the Ashes, at least they’ll give us a game,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au: Join Sportsbet.com.au Here
Next England Head Coach
$3.00 Jason Gillespie
$6.00 Mick Newell
$7.50 Gary Kirsten
$7.50 Graham Ford
$11 Paul Collingwood
$13 Andy Flower
$23 Nasser Hussain
$51 Michael Vaughan
$251 Kevin Pietersen
England Farewell Party Specials!
$2.75 England to fail to take the 10 Afghani wickets
$8.00 England to fail to hit a 6
$26 Any Afghanistan player to take a hat trick
$41 England to fail to reach 150
$51 England to fail to take any Afghani wickets
$81 England to fail to reach 100
$501 England to fail to hit a 4
$1001 England to not show up and forfeit