Aussies favourites for 2nd ODI at The Gabba?
Curiously, the Aussies are favourites for Friday’s ODI at The Gabba. Ladbrokes has the Aussies at $1.62 to England’s $2.25 for the match. We can’t explain it. Did the bookies watch England mercilessly thump Australia in Sunday’s first ODI? Sure, the Aussies have a great record at The Gabba and will look to bounce back hard.
We strongly recommend you take at look at having a cheeky punt on England in the 2nd ODI match at The Gabba at those generous $2.25 odds. Especially attractive when England are now $1.67 favourites to win the ODI series. After the Ashes capitulation, why are England now playing like World Champions?
3 reasons why England should win the ODI Series
Smashed in the Ashes, England’s chances appeared bleak of defeating the ODI world champions on their home turf. However, after the resounding win at the MCG, England’s 50-over side have plenty of reasons to believe they can succeed;
- Of the 16 players in England’s squad, seven were involved in the Ashes, while only four played all five Tests. Most of the ODI team are not scarred by the Ashes defeat and are physically fresh.
- England’s ODI success since the 2015 World Cup has been based largely on a talented batting line-up prepared to back themselves and attack without fear of failure throughout the entire innings. Since 2015, England have scored 300 or more 24 times, including 18 out of 27 matches when they batted first. During the same period, Australia reached 300 only 12 times in 50 matches, including 10 out of 23 matches batting first. Aussie skipper, Steve Smith has admitted Australia have plenty to learn from the Englishmen’s fearless batting.
- Australia non-selection of Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell was overlooked again for 34-year-old Cameron White when Chris Lynn was forced out through injury.
“I cannot believe Glenn Maxwell is not in this Australia squad,” said former English batsmen James Taylor. “It is astonishing – he would be my first player on the team sheet. How they haven’t got him in is extraordinary”.