Cricket: Ashes Third Test Betting Preview
July 30, 2013
Australia are trailing England 2-0 and have it all to do in The Ashes test cricket series, read the latest betting advice ahead of the third test at Old Trafford.
Poor use of DRS challenges and some questionable umpiring decisions have compounded what has been a terrible Ashes test cricket series for Australia so far. Next up is the third test at Old Trafford and the British weather could play a part with rain forcast towards the end of the week. With possible delays the smart play is to back the draw at 3.60 with Sportsbet as it’s hard to see Australia making much of an improvement in such a short period of time, although odds of 5.15 are enticing.
In terms of 1st innings top run scorer betting, Michael Clarke remains Australia’s best hope of getting a big tally and as a superb player of spin he could come into his own at Old Trafford. If Australia get to bat first and Clarke doesn’t have to worry about captaincy then he will be under no pressure and at odds of 3.75 he is a value pick.
England’s captain still hasn’t got going despite his team leading the series and Alastair Cook is now 5.00 to be their 1st innings top run scorer. James Pattinson has been the main cause of trouble for Cook and with the Australian bowler out of the picture it could be time for a big score from him, making those odds incredibly appealing.
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