Are England doomed for another Ashes battering this summer?

Australia to win Ashes 3-1


Australia to win Ashes 3-1

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Betting Tip: Australia to win Ashes 3-1 @ 6/1 with bet365

English cricket was enjoying its day in the sun ten years ago. Having lost the opening Ashes Test by 239 runs in 2005, England rallied to claim two and draw two of the remaining four matches. It was a sensational series which saw plenty of narrow finishes, with the famous bowling attack of Flintoff, Harmison, Hoggard, Jones and Giles sealing things for England.

Wind the clock forward and things are a little different. England approach the 2015 series with trepidation after a series whitewash eighteen months ago where the team came home with their tails between their legs.

The flip side of the argument is that England have won the last three Ashes series’ played on home soil, although the team is in a state of flux after it emerged that Kevin Pietersen didn’t have a future internationally and Jonathan Trott’s return to the side lasted only briefly.

England have turned towards an Australian in order to lead the charge against the Baggy Greens this summer, with Trevor Bayliss having just a handful of days to get to grips with life as England head coach. He will quietly go about his business and hope to see the players raise their game after a bittersweet two Tests against New Zealand which saw the series finish 1-1.

England are a 7/2 chance with bet365 to claim victory this summer, with the Australians a warm order and it’s hard to escape the fact that the tourists arrive looking the part. Steve Smith is officially the best batsman in the world right now, with Michael Clarke a rock-solid performer at number four, while there is also the quality of David Warner as opener and Shane Watson further down the order.

Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson are ready to wreak havoc with the ball and perhaps England will simply stand proud in defeat by claiming a consolation Test win after the Australians have done some early damage.

Betting Tip: Australia to win Ashes 3-1 @ 6/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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