CRICKET BETTING: Live on SkySports1: Tue 14:00: Australia and England meet in the 1st of 5 ODI’s, starting at Southampton; Australia want revenge for the T20 World Cup final defeat.
England host Australia for a 5 match ODI series in which both teams are out for revenge. Australia are keen to get one back for losing in the T20 World Cup final and England will want to reverse the 6-1 thrashing they suffered in last year’s ODI contests.
Australia approach the 1st ODI as 4/5 favs with Paddy Power, England 6/5 with Betfred. It’s an interesting set of odds; England are a bouyant camp, they have a touch of genuine self belief for once and a good aggressive batting set up. Australia conversely are missing bowlers and laboured to wins over Ireland and Middlesex. England can take advantage of this a power to victory.
Doug Bollinger has been installed as lead attcking bowler and is in some fine form. He has already targeted Andrew Strauss in a bit of pre-Ashes banter and can be backed at 5/2 to be top Australian series bowler with Blue Square amidst the absence of Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle.
In the series betting, Australia are 4/6 with Sportingbet to claim victory, England 11/8 at Coral. Australia are a formidable winning outfit over a series and England will have to dig deep. Perhaps equal stakes about 3-2 to Australia (2/1 William Hill) and 3-2 to England (5/2 Ladbrokes) is a sensible option.