Most Ashes cricket bettors tend to place bets at different sportsbooks on an outright winner. They either put money on England or Australia to win, while some take a chance and put money on a draw. In this article, however, we will take a look at the many other 2019 Ashes Test series bets currently available for cricket punters.
First Ashes Test Recap
The first test in the 5-match Ashes test series turned out to be a thrilling test match as Australia pulled of a remarkable comeback to stun England and take a 1-0 series lead. Sportsbooks had Australia as the underdogs going into the first Ashes test with 2.5 odds and England at 1.97.
What the sportsbooks could not predict was James Anderson getting injured in the first hour of the match and missing the rest of the game. They could also not predict back-to-back centuries from Steven Smith that gave Australia a fighting chance. Naturally, the Aussies grabbed the opportunity with both hands to win by 251 runs.
2019 Ashes Test Series Bets Available
Bookies offer a number of Ashes prop bets that make things very interesting for sports bettors. They also offer great payouts, provided you bet right. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting prop bets currently on offer:
This prop bet allows you to pick the team that you think is going to win the 2019 Ashes Series. After the first test, Australia have odds of 1.57 at sportsbooks such as Bet365 and Betway, while England have odds of 3.50. In the meantime, odds of the Ashes being drawn are 6.50.
Correct Series Score Prediction
Just to make things more interesting, punters can choose how they think the final series scoreline will read. The current odds are 7.50 for a 2-2 draw; 6.00 for Australia winning 3-2; 7.00 for Australia winning 3-1 and 8.00 for Australia winning 4-1. You can check out England’s odds of a final scoreline by visiting any of the top sportsbooks in the world, many of which offer enticing sportsbetting bonuses.
Top Australia Batsman
Given the fact that Steve Smith scored back-to-back centuries in the first test, he has odds of 1.10 in finishing the series as Australia’s top batsman. However, there are still four matches to go and anything can happen in test cricket. Especially when you have a batsman like David Warner at 26.00. Some of the other batsman on the list include Travis Head (26.00) and Matthew Wade (17.00).
Top England Bowler
If you put money on James Anderson, you are in a spot of bother. That’s because Anderson is likely to miss most, if not all of the four remaining test matches. Stuart Broad (1.67) and Chris Woakes (4.33) bowled well in the first test, but don’t forget that Jofra Archer is likely to make his test debut in the second test.
Top England Batsman
Rory Burns hit a century in the first innings and has odds of 3.50 to finish as England’s top scorer. Joe Root has odds of 2.50 and Ben Stokes had odds of 6.50. Meanwhile, Jos Butler, Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy will want to shine in the remaining four tests to take the load off Root and Burns.
Top Australia Bowler
Patrick Cummins (2.63) picked up 7 wickets and Nathan Lyon (2.20) picked up 9 wickets in the first test. Lyon is likely to play all five tests and has a good chance of finishing as the top wicket taker. Cummins could be rested during this grueling Ashes series and that could impact his chances of finishing as the leading wicket taker. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood were dropped for the first test, but could make a comeback sometime later in the series.
Other Prop Bets On Offer
Apart from the prop bets mentioned above, there are a number of other bets available. These include When the Series will be Decided; Series Score after 4th Test; Retain/Regain the Ashes; Player of the Series; Total England Wins; Total Australia Wins and Leader After 3rd Test.