The Ashes gets underway on the 10th of July and there is a lot of speculation as to who the top batsman will be across the series. We take a look at some of the best prices for the top batsman and give our betting tips.
England go in to the series as favourites and have a number of top class batsmen who could score the most runs but the Aussies also have some danger men and will be fighting to bring the Ashes back to Australia after losing out last time round.
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Alastair Cook – 5/1 (Bet Victor) has established himself as one of Test Cricket’s elite batsmen over the past few years. He always seems to make a high score when it matters most and England will be looking for the same in this series from their captain. Cook has made 25 centuries in his 92 match test career and averages a shade under 50. This is a player who will be influential in England’s Ashes success and will undoubtedly make numerous runs.
Jonathan Trott – 8/1 (Bet 365) has had a superb last 2 years or so for his country. In 43 Test matches he has an average of 50.01 and is almost certain to make a solid score whenever he comes to the crease. Trott came in to the side and quickly filled the gap of a top-order batsman following the retirement of Michael Vaughan and England can depend on him to have a number of solid innings throughout this series.
Ian Bell – 14/1 (Sky Bet) has probably been England’s most consistent batsman over the last couple of years. He has played in 88 Tests for his country and has made an impressive 35 half centuries in those matches. The 31 year old has the ability to hurt Australia’s bowlers and play a huge role in retaining the Ashes for England.
Michael Clarke – 6/1 (Bet Victor) is by far Australia’s most talented batsman. The captain has done a very good job since taking over from Ricky Ponting and is the biggest threat to the England bowlers. Like Alastair Cook, Clarke has played in 92 tests for his country, making 2 less centuries than the England skipper but averaging a slightly higher 52.33.
David Warner – 18/1 (Paddy Power) has came in to the Australian Test side as an opening batsman but hasn’t really delivered yet. In 19 matches for the Aussies he has managed 3 centuries and 7 half centuries so he definitely has the ability to hurt England. He averages just under 40 but at 18/1 he could be worth a shot as the top batsman.
2013 Ashes Top Batsman Betting Tip
Jonathan Trott – 8/1 (Bet 365)
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