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England look value

WHEN England were bowled out for 51 by the West Indies at Sabina Park in February, I never thought I&rsquo;d be tipping them up to reclaim the urn at 2/1 with Boylesports less than five months later.<br /><br />However, since then, Andrew Strauss&rsquo;s men have seen off the West Indies with an emphatic 2-0 Test series win back on home soil and are beginning to gel at just the right time. There is no reason on paper why they should be underdogs.<br /><br />Looking at some of the specials, I like the look of Pietersen to be top English series batsman at 11/4. It may not be the most original of selections, but cream always rises to the surface and he has five Tests to get there. I&rsquo;ll also, for the same reasons, be having a few quid on Ponting at 10/3 to top the<br /><br />Australian batting lists. Admittedly, he is not currently in the best of form, but he is world class and the best on show wearing the baggy green cap.<br /><br />Elsewhere, Sporting Index&rsquo;s prediction of the lowest all out score being 155 looks worth a sell, as does the number of runs till an Aussie spinner strikes at 360 runs.<br /><br />Finally, Peter Siddle has slipped under the radar a bit and looks decent value at 7/2 to be top Aussie bowler.