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Bookie bets on Stanford dropped catches

Stanford Twenty 20 Betting Preview.

England go into Saturday\’s $20million Twenty20 shootout as the 8/13 favourites, according to bookie Paddy Power.

However the biggest talking point of the Stanford Twenty20 this week hasn\’t been the megabucks on offer but the outrageous number of dropped catches at Antigua\’s Stanford Cricket Ground. Paddy Power are cricket betting on how many catches are dropped in the main game between England and the Stanford Superstars, making it just 9/4 that seven or more are spilled.

Four and five dropped catches are on offer at 5/2 whilst the unlikely scenario of all chances being held is 25/1. However despite home advantage it is the Stanford Superstars who are expected to down most catches with the bookie making them 8/13 to England\’s 6/5.

Darren Haines, spokesman for Paddy Power, said: Everybody enjoys seeing a sportsman drop a clanger, the only question in Stanford Twenty20 seems to be how many. With the poor wicket, outfield, and floodlights the dropped catches could prove to be the highlight of the match, especially with the added pressure of $20million playing on the fielders\’ minds.

Skipper Kevin Pietersen is the 11/4 favourite to lead the way and top score for England.

Stanford Twenty20

How many catches will be dropped in the England v Stanford Superstars Twenty20 Match

25/1 None

12/1 One

7/1 Two

4/1 Three

5/2 Four

5/2 Five

3/1 Six

9/4 Seven or more

(Dropped catches only, grounded balls don\’t count)

Team to drop the most catches

8/13 Stanford Superstars

6/5 England

Match Betting

6/5 Stanford Superstars

8/13 England

Top England Runscorer

11/4 Pietersen

4/1 Shah

4/1 Prior

4/1 Bell

11/2 Flintoff

11/2 Bopara

8/1 Collingwood

8/1 Cook

12/1 Patel

22/1 Swann

25/1 Broad

66/1 Anderson

80/1 Harmison

80/1 Sidebottom