Stuart Broad can produce the goods for England during The Ashes
Stuart Broad is a brilliant bet to get the most wickets for his side given his previous Ashes series form.
At a price of 3/1 with Paddy Power to be best England bowler for The Ashes series, Stuart Broad is a fantastic bet to take.
The seamer always seems to hit top form on the bigger stage, and has been his team’s top wicket taker in two of the four Test series’ with Australia (2009 at home and last time out in 2013/14 Down Under). He also came second to now-retired spinner Graeme Swann in England’s 3-0 victory in 2013.
Broad enjoys faces the Aussies so much that over a third of his Test career five-wicket hauls have come against them. Four of those five were on home soil, two being in the last series here both at Durham where he recorded his second 10-wicket haul.
The 29-year-old is certainly fired up for the series, which his side are 9/2 with Totesport and BetFred to win, as he said: “Australia are in fantastic form, but we also have to remember that our record in England is really good.
“Australia haven’t won an Ashes series in England since 2001, which is quite a long time, so we have to realise our strengths. We can’t fear the Australians; we can’t build the Australians up to be something they’re not. We have to go into the series with belief that we can win.”
This year’s first Test is to be played at Cardiff’s SWALEC Stadium, where England are 10/3 shouts with Paddy Power to triumph, or 13/5 with Betway to draw as they did last time the two sides met here in 2009.
Broad is also second market to be best England bowler here, with odds of 3/1 as well, this time with the likes of BoyleSports, StanJames and William Hill.
If you fancy Broad, who impressed with the ball in recent Tests with the West Indies and New Zealand, is also an enticing 9/1 shout to be top series bowler from both teams.
Stuart Broad to be top England bowler @ 3/1 with Paddy Power