Saturday 1 January 2011 

Cricket Betting: England 1/3 To Win Ashes Series

Cricket Betting: England 1/3 To Win Ashes Series
Cricket Betting: England 1/3 To Win Ashes Series
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England are odds-on to wrap up the Ashes series with a win in Sydney (1/3). It's 9/4 Australia win the test to regain some pride and avoid the ignominy of losing a series at home.

Andrew Strauss has put in some serious shifts with the bat and is the 4/11 favourite to end the series as the top runscoer. Mike Hussey is the 9/4 with countryman Shane Watson an unlikely 50/1 chance.

Alex Donohue, cricket betting expert at Ladbrokes said: “The Ashes are coming home which would have been sufficient at the start of the series. England now have to go for the jugular and who better to lead from the front to seal the win than captain fantastic Strauss.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Test

Australia - 9/4
Draw - 15/8
England - 11/8

Series

England - 1/3
Draw - 9/4

Top series runscorer

A Strauss - 4/11
M Hussey - 9/4
J Trott - 12/1
K Pietersen - 50/1
S Watson - 50/1