South Africa v England Tips

Ray Corniche - 13:01, 26th January 2016

England’s cricketers have overcome a tough examination in the Test series with their seven wicket victory in Johannesburg securing a series win. Now it's on to Centurion for the fourth and final Test where Tom Powell picks out his best bets…

South Africa v England 4th Test (Fri, 8:30am, Sky Sports 2)

South Africa Draw No Bet @ 5/4 - BET NOW
Ben Stokes Top England Series Batsman @ 10/11 - BET NOW
Hashim Amla Top South Africa Series Batsman @ 6/5 - BET NOW

First of all, in terms of this Test match I'm backing South Africa to get a consolation win in what has been a poor series for them. I hope England don't take their foot off the pedal but as good as the tourists have been I think the series win has come about mainly due to South Africa's inadequencies. England have relied on individual performances to win the two Tests with plenty of players failing to make sizeable contributions so far on the tour, notably amongst the batsmen.

South Africa have chopped and changed their team and could do again for this final Test with opener Stephen Cook the latest man to come into the team while Quinton de Kock should return.Without Dale Steyn there is always the danger South Africa won't take enough wickets (they've failed to take all 20 wickets in the two Tests without Dale Steyn) so keep the draw on your side and back South Africa at 5/4 in the draw no bet market.

Elsewhere, there are a couple of outright selections worth jumping on before the series finishes. Ben Stokes is 10/11 to finish as the top runscorer for England in the series and currently sits 23 runs ahead of Jonny Bairstow. After his quickfire 58 in Johannesburg I think the all-rounder will do enough to hold off the chasing pack and take the accolade. I think Hashim Amla will do the same though his cushion is much shorter with the former-captain just two runs ahead of opener Dean Elgar. However, in a head-to-head contest I'd expect Amla to outscore Elgar in this Test so I'm backing him to finish the series as the Proteas' top runscorer.

Outright Tips

England or Draw Double Chance @ 27/20 – BET NOW (Winner)

Alastair Cook Top England Batsman @ 11/4 – BET NOW (Now 200/1)

England To Win Test Series 2-1 @ 7.00 – BET NOW (Now 13/8)