Cricket Betting: For the first time William Hill are odds on at 8/11 that Steve Harmison will bowl a ball during the Ashes, and England are 9/4 to win the first Test.
"We would like to see Harmison in the side as he is a proven match winner, who is dependable on home soil," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.
Harmison To Bowl A Ball During Ashes 2009: 8/11 Yes, 1/1 No
First Ashes Test: 9/4 England, 13/8 Australia, 6/4 Draw
Ashes Outright: 8/11 Australia, 7/4 England, 5/1 Draw
Ashes: Who Will Be Named Player Of The Series (Compton-Miller Award)*: 6/1 Kevin Pietersen, 7/1 Mitchell Johnson, 8/1 Ricky Ponting, 8/1 Andrew Flintoff, 10/1 James Anderson, 12/1 Michael Hussey, 12/1 Brett Lee, 14/1 Phil Hughes,14/1 Michael Clarke, 14/1 Ravi Bopara, 16/1 Andrew Strauss, 16/1 Alastair Cook, 16/1 Stuart Broad, 16/1 Peter Siddle, 16/1 Graeme Swann, 20/1 Simon Katich, 20/1 Paul Collingwood, 20/1 Matt Prior, 25/1 Brad Haddin, 25/1 Shane Watson, 25/1 Stuart Clark, 33/1 Marcus North, 33/1 Andrew McDonald
*Decided jointly by the chairman of selectors from each side.