England have a number of key players who can play well and score vital runs in the top and middle orders during the Test series against Sri Lanka. These key individuals will have a great chance of ending the series as the leading English run scorer.
The current favourite is Jonathan Trott at 7/2 in most places in the market. The reason Trott is the favourite is because he has been the most consistent player since he came into the side. He may not be the best player to watch bat but he finds ways of scoring runs when it looks like he could be struggling. Trott can make big hundreds at any time and in any conditions.
Alastair Cook leads the players currently on 4/1 all over the betting market. Cook was the best English batsmen during the recent Ashes series in Australia. He has shown that once he gets in, he is difficult to dismiss and he will grind out as many runs as he possibly can before he ultimately gets a great ball or makes a mistake that costs him his wicket.
Andrew Strauss is also one of the players on 4/1 to end the series with the most runs for England. Strauss recently scored 150 against India in an ODI match which showed that his fitness and the mental side of his game are both superb. Strauss has a classic technique and will be looking to build a big score against Sri Lanka as soon as he possibly can.
Kevin Pietersen rounds off the players on 4/1 to score the most runs. Pietersen has not been consistent in an England shirt for a very long time but he retains a good average and is one of the few England players who is genuinely feared by every team that his country come up against. Pietersen will want a hundred in England as soon as is possible and the dry start to the summer could work in his advantage.
Ian Bell is 6/1 to score the most runs for England and possibly the best value out of all the batsmen. Bell has the best technique of all the players in the England side and he often comes in during the middle order when things are going well. His technique also allows him to get through patches when things are not going well which means he is still at the crease to score runs later in his innings.
Eoin Morgan is an 8/1 outsider to carry on the good form he has already shown against the Sri Lankans. Morgan scored the best part of a double hundred against Sri Lanka in a tour match and he will get the nod for the first Test. Morgan is an unorthodox player but he hits his gaps well and times the ball better than anyone else in the side. This means he can tick over his own score even when the Sri Lankans are on the back foot and have set the field defensively.
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