With the start of the Ashes just days away, William Hill report a reinvigorated English public are getting behind their team with 70 per cent of all wagers struck since the New Zealand ODI series win being for a home win.
Australia have landed and they have their eyes set on back to back Ashes victories. Mitchell Johnson and co wiped out the England batting attack last summer and Betfair Sportsbook have Johnson at 9/2 to continue in the same stride and be leading wicket taker for the series.
England are the 11/10 favourites to win the second Test against New Zealand and William Hill can report that over 90% of the early bets have been for Alastair Cook’s team, in what looks like a remarkable turnaround.
Rather like the outcome of the UK's General Election, the next few days could paint a clearer picture of who is in, who is out and who will fall by the wayside with regard to the Indian Premier League play-offs.