Friday 7 January 2011 

Cricket Betting: England Tipped For Long Reign

Cricket Betting: England Tipped For Long Reign
Cricket Betting: England Tipped For Long Reign
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After England’s dominant display in the final test match to win the series 3-1, the England cricket team has been tipped to hold on to the Ashes for a number of years. Paddy Power quote an odds on 1/3 that England retain the Ashes in 2013 and whilst the Aussies are 7/4 to next win in 2014/15, the news that it is only 11/4 they won’t pick up the Urn until 2018/19 will be music to English fans’ ears.

Whilst the team is celebrating a famous win, the players have also been keen to say they want to keep improving and surely have the number 1 test ranking in their sights. Paddy Power offer 12/1 that England are on top of the World Rankings by the end of 2011.

At the ICC World Cup England are third favourites at 9/2 to add to the Twenty20 crown, with India the 7/2 favourite followed by Sri Lanka at 4/1.

Roberto Coladangelo, cricket spokesman for Paddy Power said; “English Cricket is on a massive high. The brilliant series win in Australia and winning the World Twenty20 Cup in 2010 sets the team up for a big 2011. They are making the right noises about bigger and better achievements so who knows 12/1 on topping the rankings might just be a good bet.”

World Test Ranking

12/1     England to be the number one test team by the end of 2011

Next Ashes Series 2013

4/6       England
9/2       Draw
9/4       Australia
 
Ashes Series 2013 to Retain/Regain

1/3       England to Retain the Ashes
9/4       Australia to Regain the Ashes

When will Australia next win the Ashes

9/4       2013
7/4       2014/5
9/2       2017
11/4     2018/9 or later

ICC World Cup Outright

7/2       India
4/1       Sri Lanka
9/2       England
5/1       South Africa
5/1       Australia
8/1       Pakistan
16/1     New Zealand
20/1     West Indies
33/1     Bangladesh