Is it any wonder that Betway sports have England favourites to take back the Ashes and that these odds are reflected by the talent of the England opening bowling attack – Anderson and Broad. In a recent article by Betway pundit Adam Drury, he interviews West Indian legends Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose about what it means for a team to have great opening bowlers.
“There is no secret or magic to it,” Ambrose says
“If he [Walsh] was taking wickets, then my job was simply to make sure I kept the same pressure from the same end. If it was my day, he’d do the same.”
“We looked after each other,” says Walsh
“I would look to him from the boundary and tell him what I had seen or what I had noticed. And he would do the same for me
“The best partnerships complement each other, but don’t compete against each other.”
Anderson and Broad have muscled 1012 wickets in 274 matches and this will be their last Ashes as an opening partnership
Australia’s cricketers are being backed to exact some World Cup revenge on England as they defend the Ashes and have been backed at odds as low as Even money to retain the Ashes
Cricket World correspondent Saksham Mishra comments – ‘‘Interestingly, this is the first time that an Ashes series is being played in the same season as the ODI World Cup since 1975. Naturally, it will also have some hangover of the World Cup. Australia defeated England without breaking a sweat in the league match but had a taste of their own medicine when the two teams met in the second semi-final. That said, Australia actually ended higher than England on the leaderboard at the end of the league stage
However, as one saw in the one-off Test between England and Ireland, little that transpired in the World Cup will actually count as this is a completely different ball game, quite literally. The red ball and that too the Dukes one will provide ample movement for the bowlers to exploit. The pitches will also be more conducive to bowlers and little can be said what has already not been documented about the English weather, which is also certain to play its part in the series
So, all eyes on the Ashes – prepare to be entertained!