The Ashes 2013 Cricket Betting Preview
July 09, 2013
We take a look at the betting ahead of the 2013 Ashes test cricket series between England and Australia including Top Batsmen, Top Bowlers and an Ashes betting promotion.
The build up to The Ashes hasn’t quite gone as planned for Australia and poor batting performances in the warm-up games make picking a Top Batsman for the series no easy task. Shane Watson, Chris Rogers and Michael Clarke look to be the trio to focus on and on recent performances the latter gets the vote.
Michael Clarke looks the most likely run-getter for Australia after some consistent performances in the warm-up games and at 3.00 with Sportsbet, is the sensible pick in the Top Australia Series Runscorer market.
England will be hoping for an injury free test cricket series from Kevin Pietersen and he does make appeal at odds of 4.50 with Sportsbet, but fitness concerns cast doubt over the selection.
Instead, it could pay to side with Jonathan Trott who is a consistent scorer for England and a safer selection at odds of 4.33 for Top England Series Runscorer.
Dry weather is what the long-range forcast is telling us, but remember it’s England we’re talking about. Still, should the rain hold off then off-spinner Nathan Lyon could come into his own and at Sportsbet’s odds of 6.50 look worthy of investment in the Top Australia Series Wicket Taker market.
James Anderson heads the Top England Series Wicket Taker market at 2.75, but there is more value in backing Graeme Swann to be their top bowler at Sportsbet’s odds of 3.50.
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