I know we’re talking the Aussies up, but let’s face it – England are ripe for the picking, and online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au is offering punters the chance to back Michael Clarke’s side to break some long standing Ashes records, like $17 for someone to take more than Brad Haddin’s 29 catches in a series.
It’ll be hard for even Steve Smith to outdo Sir Donald Bradman’s 974 runs in a series which is priced at $276, but for the same price you can bet on a team (presumably Australia) to beat England’s record of 903 runs in one innings.
At $41, Dave Warner wouldn’t have to bat too long to eclipse Len Hutton’s 364 runs in a single innings, and the legendary Bradman/Ponsford stand of 451 could be in danger of being smashed ($151) if he gets going with any one of our top 7.
“90% of money placed on the series winner has gone on Australia and a 5-0 scoreline is the second most popular option. Several records could fall by the wayside if punters have got it right,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Ashes – First Test
Ashes – Series winner
$17 To beat Brad Haddin’s record of 29 catches in Ashes series
$23 To beat Rod Marsh/Ian Healy’s record of 9 catches in a match
$41 To beat Len Hutton’s record of 364 runs in an Ashes innings
$151 To beat Bradman’s/Ponsford’s record of 451 runs in a single partnership
$176 To beat Jim Laker’s record of 46 wickets in Ashes series
$276 To beat Sir Donald Bradman’s record of 974 runs in Ashes series
$276 To beat England’s record of 903 runs in Ashes innings