Ashes series 2019 betting
Welcome to the World Gambling List’s 2019 Ashes betting guide, which is the no.1 resource for the five-match series between Australia and England. Our article will cover everything you need to know about Ashes betting, including odds and predictions, past results, the best betting sites for both Australia and England, plus further articles covering all aspects of cricket betting.
England vs Australia betting introduction
England are narrow $1.91 favourites to win the five-match 2019 Ashes series against old foes Australia ($2.38) and regain the famous urn. The series draw, an outcome which would lead to Australia retaining the Ashes, looks some value in betting at $7.50.
Neither team can claim to be in superb form of late, in the Test match arena at least, though of course England claimed the 2019 ICC World Cup on home soil and will bring that confidence into this series. They have won the past four Ashes series on home soil; Australia have not won an Ashes series in England since Steve Waugh’s powerhouse team won 4-1 in 2001.
The 2019 Ashes promises to be an intriguing series with ball expected to dominate bat, as both sides have struggled to post big totals in recent times.
England’s attack will be led by the veteran warriors Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad, who between them have tormented the Australians in Ashes matches in England, with their swing and movement off the pitch.
Australia likewise will boast a powerful bowling line-up led by Mitchell Starc, the leading wicket-taker at the recent ODI World Cup in England and Wales.
The Australians will be pleased that this time around there is no Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham where they were bowled out for 60 in 2015, with Broad taking them to the sword with 8-15, amid a host of other unhappy memories at the ground, including England making a record 6-481 there in an ODI in 2018.
In the past four Ashes series in England, all won by the home team, England have won 10 of the Tests, with Australia winning just four and six draws.
Australia’s batting line-up will be boosted by the return to the Test arena of feisty opener David Warner and former captain Steve Smith after they served a year ban for their part in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Cameron Bancroft was the third player suspended and is also in the mix to reclaim a spot in the Test side.
Best Ashes betting sites
The Ashes is one of the most anticipated Test cricket events on the calendar, which means there is significant betting interest surrounding the five-match series. This means the best cricket betting sites in both Australia and England will be running extensive odds, promotions and all-round coverage.
Luckily for punters, both Australia and England have regulated Ashes betting sites, meaning you can bet on the outcome of matches and predict which players will excel throughout the tournament. Having said this the betting sites that are legal in England differ greatly from those in Australia, with a few exceptions. These exceptions are global bookies such as Bet365 and Ladbrokes, which have presences in both Australia and England.
The World Gambling List is talking to bookmakers in both Australia and England and will make our recommendations before the first Test, which starts on August 1. Stand-by for further information about the promotions being run by these Ashes betting sites.
2019 Ashes Series betting: England v Australia
The 2019 Ashes series already has extensive markets released for it, with England the bookies’ favourite to win the most famous Test cricket series there is. Other players, according to the online betting sites, expected to perform strongly during the Ashes include Joe Root and Jimmy Anderson, who are tipped to top the England run-scorers and wicket-takers respectively. For Australia Steve Smith is favourite to top their batsmen while Pat Cummins is expected to top the bowlers.
Head to head betting odds – England vs Australia
England $1.91, Australia $2.38, draw $7.50
Ashes leading run-scorer betting
Joe Root $2.75
Jason Roy $5
Jonny Bairstow $5
Rory Burns $7
Ben Stokes $9
Jos Buttler $11
Joe Denly $13
Dom Sibley $17
Steve Smith $2.5
David Warner $3.5
Usman Khawaja $6
Marcus Harris $7
Travis Head $11
Joe Burns $13
Marnus Labuschagne $15
Alex Carey $26
Tim Paine $26
Ashes leading wicket-taker betting
James Anderson $2.5
Stuart Broad $4.5
Jofra Archer $5
Chris Woakes $7
Ben Stokes $8
Sam Curran $8
Moeen Ali $9
Pat Cummins $3.25
Mitchell Starc $3.5
Nathan Lyon $4.33
Josh Hazlewood $4.33
Peter Siddle $8
James Pattinson $13
Ashes player of the series betting
Joe Root $6.5
Ben Stokes $7
Steve Smith $7.5
David Warner $10
James Anderson $11
Mitchell Starc $13
Pat Cummins $13
Jason Roy $15
Jonny Bairstow $15
Rory Burns $17
Marcus Harris $17
Usman Khawaja $17
Jofra Archer $17
Jos Buttler $17
Sam Curran $17
Moeen Ali $17
Travis Head $21
Josh Hazlewood $21
Chris Woakes $21
Marnus Labuschagne $26
Nathan Lyon $26
Joe Denly $34
Kurtis Patterson $34
Olly Stone $34
Mitchell Marsh $34
Tim Paine $34
Stuart Broad $34
Peter Siddle $51
Mark Wood $67
James Pattinson $67
Squads for the Ashes series 2019
Joe Root (c)
Jonny Bairstow (wk)
Jos Buttler (wk)
Tim Paine (wk, c)
Matthew Wade (wk)
Ashes 2019 fixtures and umpires
First Ashes Test
August 1-5, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Australia 284 (Steve Smith 144; Stuart Broad 5-86) and 7-487d (Steve Smith 142, Matthew Wade 110) d England 374 (Rory Burns 133) and 146 (Nathan Lyon 6-49) by 251 runs. Man of the match: Steve Smith (Aus). Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Second Ashes Test
August 14-18, Lord’s, London
England 258 (Rory Burns 53; Josh Hazlewood 3-58, Pat Cummins 3-61) and 5-258dec (Ben Stokes 115no; Pat Cummins 3-35) drew with Australia 250 (Steve Smith 92; Stuart Broad 4-65) and 6-154 (Marnus Labuschagne 59; Jofra Archer 3-32, Jack Leach 3-37). Man of the match: Ben Stokes (Eng). Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
Third Ashes Test
August 22-26, Headingley, Leeds
England 67 (Josh Hazlewood 5-30, Pat Cummins 3-23) and 9-362 (Ben Stokes 135no, Joe Root 77; Josh Hazlewood 4-85) d Australia 179 (Marnus Labuschagne 74, David Warner 61; Jofra Archer 6-45) and 246 (Marnus Labuschagne 80; Ben Stokes 3-56) by one wicket. Man of the match: Ben Stokes (Eng).
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Fourth Ashes Test
September 4-8, Old Trafford, Manchester
Australia 8-497 dec (Steve Smith 211, Marnus Labuschagne 67; Stuart Broad 397) and 6-186 dec (Steve Smith 82; Jofra Archer 3-45) d England 301 (Rory Burns 81, Joe Root 71; Josh Hazlewood 4-57) and 197 (Joe Denly 53; Pat Cummins 4-43) by 185 runs. Man of the match: Steve Smith (Aus). Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Fifth Ashes Test
September 12-16, The Oval, London
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Results of the past 10 Ashes series
|Year||Winners||Result||No of Tests||Host||Player of series|
|2001||Australia||4-1||5||England||Mark Butcher, Glenn McGrath|
|2005||England||2-1||5||England||Andrew Flintoff*, Shane Warne|
|2009||England||2-1||5||England||Andrew Strauss*, Michael Clarke|
|2013||England||3-0||5||England||Ian Bell*, Ryan Harris|
|2015||England||3-2||5||England||Joe Root*, Chris Rogers|
* Compton-Miller Medal winner (started in 2005)