by Renee Israel
England has won the first two cricket ODIs against Australia.
The third England versus Australia ODI will be
a day-night match at Birmingham today (Tuesday, July 4).
England's dominance must have taken the sting out of the online
betting, at least for the series win market. But the cricket fans
will surely be rejoicing.
England's win against the West Indies was downplayed because the
latter was a weak team. But Australia is the No. 1 ranked ODI team
and the clinical execution of the victories has raised the bar for
However, a 5-0 whitewash in the ODI series will propel England to
the top of the ODI rankings. Then England will be the No. 1 team
in both Test cricket and ODIs. They are also the reigning T20
champions. England definitely is on top of the world.
Bopara Stars in England vs Australia ODI
The best thing for English cricket this summer has been that
different players have stood up to be counted on different
occasions. In the first England versus Australia ODI it was Eoin
Morgan. In the second one it was Ravi Bopara, an exciting batsman,
who still cannot take his place in the England playing eleven for
granted. And this is something he intends to rectify in the
remaining three England versus Australia ODI cricket matches.
Ultimately Bopara wants to secure a permanent place in the
England Test cricket team. He missed out against the West Indies
due to injury. A good showing in the England versus Australia ODI
series will definitely give him an opportunity in the Test series
against South Africa.
But for the moment Bopara's focus is against Australia. "I'm not
thinking about Test cricket at the moment, we have three more
games against Australia we have to win and that's all I'm
concentrating on," he said.
England vs Australia Third ODI Betting
Top online sportsbook Bet365 has posted England vs Australia
Third ODI betting odds for the England versus Australia Third ODI.
Going by the odds for the team to win the match, it seems that the
handicappers at Bet365 online have not written Australia off. The
odds for England winning are 4/5 whereas those for Australia
winning are 1/1.
English punters will find a greater challenge in the top England
batsman market. The top five batsmen are cramped between 3/1 and
5/1. The differentiation within this range is based on batting
order rather than on ability. The batsmen who come in earlier have
the shorter odds. If they play well then the others may not get a
chance. The odds at Bet365 online are as follows.
ODI England Batsmen Odds