Ashes Betting Odds 2010
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The Vodafone Ashes Series 2010-2011
The Ashes is the most eagerly anticipated Test Match series in world cricket, as the old foes, Australia and England, do battle in what promises to be another epic encounter.
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2010 - 2011 Ashes Test Match Schedule
Test Match 1: Venue is The Gabba, Brisbane. November 25-29 2010.
Test Match 2: Venue is Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. December 03-07 2010.
Test Match 3: Venue is The WACA, Perth. December 16-20 2010.
Test Match 4: Venue is The MCG, Melbourne. December 26-30 2010.
Test Match 5: Venue is The SCG, Sydney. January 03-07 2011.
Ashes Cricket Odds and Betting Tips
England regained the Ashes on home soil last summer as they did back in 2005 but the result that they are truly in search of is a victory on Australian soil Ė something they havenít achieved for over 20 years.
It is something which has clearly been to the forefront of Andy Flower and Andrew Straussís thoughts ever since the 2009 victory. Strauss and James Anderson were the first to be treated to the new policy of periodically resting players in order to try and avoid player burnout when they were left out of Englandís winter tour of Bangladesh. That policy along with the decision to rejuvenate their Twenty20 squad by picking limited over specialists means that they should arrive in Australia with a fresh and fit squad.
The ongoing ODI series between the two teams provides a reminder of the rivalries that exist between the two cricket nations, but we are likely to learn a lot more about how the two teams are matched on the Test match stage from each sideís forthcoming series against Pakistan.
England have the luxury of being able to recall Kevin Pietersen who sat out the majority of the 2009 Ashes; he has recently looked to be on his way to rediscovering some of his best form. His inclusion along with the new solidarity that the top order of Strauss, Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott bring to the table along with the flair option of Eoin Morgan make Englandís batting line-up a much meaner proposition.Graeme Swann has developed a reputation as one of the most feared spin bowlers in world cricket over recent months and Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidbeottom, Tim Bresnan and Steven Finn provide plenty of pace options. All in all this is a much more threatening England side than the one that was whitewashed in Australia four years ago.
13 years after his Ashes debut Ricky Ponting is still the prize scalp for the England bowlers, he is one of few captains to have lost two Ashes series for th
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