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The Ashes 2023: 3 Outright Bets to Take

We have selected our 3 Outright Bets to Take for the Ashes 2023 as England and Australia gear up for one of the most eagerly anticipated Ashes series in years.

The Ashes 2023 Outright Bets to Take

One of the most eagerly anticipated Ashes series in years is upon us as England and Australia prepare to do battle in the first Test on Friday at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Lwanele Poswayo has selected his 3 Outright Bets to Take for the Ashes 2023.

Series Winner Outright Odds

Australia (1.83)

England (2.50)

Draw (7.00)

Ollie Robinson

Picking England’s top series bowler is no easy task considering that they are likely to rotate their fast bowlers. Ollie Robinson is the favourite at 3.00, which is not a surprise. It looks like Robinson has put his injury woes behind him and comes into this series in top form. He is one of the players to watch out for in this series.

In this season’s County Championship, he has taken 20 wickets in just three games (including Marnus Labuschagne, at the first attempt). I’d back him to be the series’ top wicket-taker but I don’t see him playing all 5 games.

Suggested Bet: Ollie Robinson to be England’s top series bowler at 3.00

Steve Smith

It’s no secret that Steve Smith enjoys playing in England and against England. He averages 59.68 against them and 60.70 in English conditions. Smith is also in great form after scoring a century in the all-important WTC final against India. I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t end the series as the leading run-scorer, so back him at 3.75.

Suggested Bet: Steve Smith to be the series’ top batter at 3.75

Alternative Bet: Steve Smith to be Australia’s top series bowler at 2.25

Correct Series Score

Australia are slight favourites to win the series at 1.83 with England at 2.50. This will be one of the most tightly contested Ashes series in years, with both teams in great form. Apart from the weather interfering, I don’t expect to see a draw in any of the matches, mainly because of England’s “Bazball” approach.

If you’re looking for value, bet on Australia to retain the Ashes and win the series 3-2.

Suggested Bet: Australia to win the series 3-2

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