William Hill is one of the best-known names in the UK betting industry, it has over 2,100 betting shops across Britain and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. However, William Hills Media Director, Graham Sharpe, wants the Canary Yellows to win the World Cup. Sharpe (pictured below) – is quoted on CricketWorld.com as saying “we want England to stay in as long as possible but not win it” and that “a gallant defeat in the Final to the Aussies would be our ideal scenario!”

Come on Sharpe, get behind our boys! 

Given this treachery, please place your bets at Paddy Power!

  • Hills make Australia 9/4 favourites to win the tournament and also offer 4/1 South Africa; 13/2 Sri Lanka; 7/1 West Indies; India; 8/1 England; New Zealand; 10/1 Pakistan; 100 Bangla Desh; 250 Zimbabwe; 350 Kenya; 750 Ireland; Scotland; 1000 Canada; Netherlands; 2000 Bermuda.
  • Kevin Pietersen is 14/1 joint second favourite to top score in the tournament with William Hill who make Ponting 7/1 favourite and also offer 14/1 Ganguly; Gayle; Smith; 16 Jayasuria; 25 Lara; 40 Bell; Vaughan; 50 Collingwood.
  • Monty Panesar is 33/1 to be the tournament top wicket taker with William Hill who make Bond, Bracken, Ntini and Muralitharan 10/1 joint favourites, also offering 14 Pollock; 16 McGrath; 20 Flintoff.