Wednesday 1 December 2010 

Cricket Betting: Ashes Second Test Preview

Cricket Betting: Ashes Second Test Preview
Cricket Betting: Ashes Second Test Preview
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Alastair Cook is the 13/8 favourite with Ladbrokes to be the Ashes series top run scorer after posting 235 not out in the first test. Mike Hussey is the 5/1 second favourite and most likely Australian to be top series bat, with Andrew Strauss an 8/1 chance despite his duck in the first innings.

Peter Siddle is the 3/1 favourite to be the top wicket taker with James Anderson a 7/1 chance. Aussie spinner Xavier Doherty is a 25/1 shot.

This match receives a quote of just 11/10 to be a draw and it’s 6/5 that there are a total of 2 drawn games in this series. Graeme Swann and Ricky Ponting are also the 10/1 joint favourites in the ‘man of the match’ market.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “This game looks like it’s destined for a draw. If Swann steps up to the plate and bowls well he would be a definite candidate for the man of the match”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Match odds

Australia 9/4
England 9/4
Draw 11/10

Australia vs England - Top Series Runscorer  

A Cook  13/8  
M Hussey  5/1  
J Trott  6/1  
A Strauss  8/1  
R Ponting  10/1  
S Watson  12/1  
I Bell  12/1  
S Katich  16/1  
K Pietersen  16/1  
B Haddin  16/1  
M Clarke  50/1  
P Collingwood  66/1  
M North  100/1  
M Prior  100/1  
Each-way bets 1/4 odds first 3  

Australia vs England - Top Series Wicket-Taker  

P Siddle  3/1  
G Swann  7/2  
S Finn  4/1  
J Anderson  7/1  
S  Broad  10/1  
B Hilfenhaus  12/1  
D Bollinger  12/1  
M Johnson  16/1  
R Harris  25/1  
X Doherty  25/1  
S Watson  33/1  
C Tremlett  66/1  
T Bresnan  66/1  
M Panesar  66/1  
M North  100/1  
Each-way bets 1/4 odds first 3  

The Ashes 2010/2011  Exactly 1  7/4  +20

Exactly 2  6/5  
Exactly 3  3/1  
Exactly 4  14/1  
Exactly 5  33/1  

The Ashes 2010/2011  

How many drawn matches?

Exactly 1  7/4
Exactly 2  6/5  
Exactly 3  3/1  
Exactly 4  14/1  
Exactly 5  33/1  

Australia vs England - 2nd Test - Man of the match

R Ponting  10/1  
G Swann  10/1  
S Watson  12/1  
J Anderson  12/1  
A Strauss  12/1  
S Katich  12/1  
A Cook  14/1  
M Hussey  14/1  
P Siddle  16/1  
J Trott  16/1  
D Bollinger  16/1  
B Hilfenhaus  16/1