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.
Former England Ashes winning captain Mike Brearley and 2009 Ashes winner Ebony Rainford-Brent preview the first Ashes Test which begins on 8th July in Cardiff in the latest edition of the Lord's Podcast.
Mitchell Marsh scored his second consecutive century, following a David Warner blitz earlier in the day, as Australia piled on a massive 440 runs on day one of their second tour game against Essex in Chelmsford.
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.