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Australia v England (3rd Ashes Test) Betting Offers and Tips
England’s build up to the Ashes didn’t quite go to plan. The tourists arrived in Australia with injuries to key bowlers and questions hanging over team discipline following several alcohol fuelled incidents in recent months.
The hope among Andrew Strauss and the rest of England’s management was that the importance of the Ashes would set the players straight. Again, it’s not quite gone to plan.
England have struggled with both bat and ball at spells in the first two test matches and yet more drink related stories have got into the media to the delight of the Australian players.
Captain, Joe Root, is remaining positive about England’s chances but the fact is they are staring a series defeat in the face as early as the third test at the Waca.
Baggy Greens to Apply the Pressure in Perth
While English cricket fans are despairing of their team, their Australian counterparts are feeling bullish about life currently.
Steve Smith’s side had their own problems leading up to the first test in Brisbane but they’ve so far managed to maximise home advantage with two wins. The Baggy Greens have been able to dig in when necessary and make the most of their good spells while England’s players have faltered when it really matters.
Australia won’t mind if this doesn’t go down as a classic Ashes series. Their job is to do whatever it takes to win back the famous old urn and the omens are good ahead of the third test.
England have never avoided series defeat in Australia after going 2-0 down. To have any chance of retaining the Ashes, the tourists must win two and draw one of the remaining three tests, a task which looks especially difficult given their horrible record at the Waca.
This is the final Ashes test to be held at the Waca but with just one win at the famous old ground, England won’t be shedding any tears about that. Traditionally it’s the pace and bounce of the Waca pitch that does for the England batsmen and we’re expecting a similarly fast pitch to be prepared for the third test.
England will have their moments just like the first two tests but the confidence and quality of the Baggy Greens should see the home side through to a commanding 3-0 lead at a best price of $1.53 with Sportsbet.
Pat Cummins will feel bittersweet about an Australian win in the third test. Of course he would be delighted to be part of a winning Ashes team on home soil but if Australia wrap up the series it could be the last action Cummins sees for a while.
The 24-year-old has long worried about the toll that fast bowling exerts on your body and recently admitted that he’s not sure he can perform at the top level for five straight test matches. Cummins will, therefore, be keen to maximise his opportunity while he can and should be a key player on the fast Waca pitch.
Cummins is the fastest bowler on both sides and will put the frighteners up the England batsmen so back him to be Australia’s top wicket taker at $4.00 with Bet365.
Can Cook Finally Come to the Ashes Party
When Alastair Cook first relinquished the England captaincy he looked as though the weight of the world had been lifted from his shoulders. Free to simply concentrate on his own game, Cook rediscovered some of the form that saw him play a key role in multiple Ashes tours.
Cook is a well respected and well liked figure in the England set up but he is now fending off questions about his future after a series of failure with the bat.
The England opener has remained upbeat through his troubles and could find the Waca is perfect for him. He doesn’t mind a bit of the rough stuff from the quicks and may just prove his value one more by top scoring for England at $5.00 with Palmerbet.
Australia v England (3rd Ashes Test) Top Betting Tips
Australia to win at $1.53 with Sportsbet
Pat Cummins to be top Australian bowler at $4.00 with Bet365
Alastair Cook to be top English batsman at $5.00 with Palmerbet