Beefy's backing Anderson

  • Last Updated: August 14 2014, 16:20 BST

Sir Ian Botham is tipping Jimmy Anderson to break his own England Test wicket record against India at the Kia Oval this week.

Sir Ian Botham weighs up the best bets in the fifth Test
Sir Ian Botham weighs up the best bets in the fifth Test

Anderson edged closer to Botham's haul of 383 record with five wickets in England's emphatic innings and 54 run fourth Test victory at Old Trafford.

The Lancashire bowler, who has taken 21 wickets in the series, needs just eight more to move to the top of the all-time standings as England bid to clinch a 3-1 series win.

Sky Bet are offering 10/1 for Anderson to break Botham's record in the fifth Test and the legendary all-rounder thinks it's a bet too good to turn down.

The Sky Sports pundit said: "Jimmy's a terrific bowler. He's been amazing in this series and looks to be back to his best.

"I wouldn't be surprised if he did it at the Oval and to get eight or more wickets in the match is a great bet."

Beefy has once again put his faith in Anderson to be England’s top first-innings wicket-taker at 9/4 having landed the bet in three of the four Tests in the series.

He was also impressed by Jos Buttler's knock at Old Trafford but is sticking with Ian Bell (Price Boosted to 4/1) to be top run scorer after another half century in Manchester.

The Sky Bet tipster also expects a rejuvenated England to wrap up the series with another win and reward punters who followed his 3-1 series win bet at odds of 9/1.

He added: "England's senior players have finally turned up it's as simple as that. They've had India on the run in the last two Tests and it's very difficult to see a way back for them."

Apart from his match bets Beefy will also be offering in-play tips and the online bookmaker will also be offering enhanced prices for some of his tips with 'Beefy's Boosts'.

Beefy's Bets

England to win – 11/10

James Anderson top England wicket taker 1st inns – 9/4

James Anderson to take eight of more wickets in the match - 10/1

Beefy Boost: Ian Bell top England batsman 1st inns – 4/1 (from 7/2)

Beefy Treble: England win; James Anderson top England wicket taker 1st inns ; Ian Bell top England batsman 1st inns - 25/1