Guest post written by Anth Raine
ENGLAND beat the Aussies 3 times by an innings, which in itself is a colossal achievement but the manner in which they did it was the key to profit for us and the England team will be number 1 in the world, I am convinced of it.
I personally landed a monster bet at 16/1 and made a five-figure sum over the 5 match series. I fully expect England’s dominance to continue into the twenty 20’s and ODI’S and I will be backing England until the form changes but at the moment that doesn’t look like being anytime soon it really is the best England team I have ever seen and they need fear no one at the moment.
England’s victory in Sydney was ruthless and it was the perfect start to 2011. A start that could progress to even better things for Andrew Strauss and his outstanding team.
They have business to finish with Australia of both one-day forms of the game followed by the world cup in February in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
England are 6-1 to add the world cup crown to their twenty20 win last year and that is excellent value. I would advice everyone to take a piece of that.
Australia cannot be backed in test cricket until there is solid proof that they have the bottle for a battle, which quite plainly they don’t have at present. I for one will be laying them on the exchanges big time.
In short England are a very good betting proposition whilst Australia aren’t. Simple I know but form in cricket is more paramount than in any other sport and using this simple strategy you will make money.
Alastair Cook was on fire making over 700 runs in the series and is a must bet in the top batsman market in test matches. He does not play the one-day form of the game at international level so back him in test matches only.
James Anderson bowled like a steam train in full flow and is a very viable betting proposition in any form of the game, unfortunately for us he has been rested for the twenty/20’s and the 1st three ODI’S so fall back onto the excellent Graham Swann in the top bowler markets.
Another player who didn’t play in the test series and you shoulld take note of in the top batsman markets is Eoin Morgan. He can normally be backed at around the 6/1 mark, he bats very well under pressure and is a major asset in international cricket.
Yours in sport
Having worked as a manager for the biggest bookmaker in the UK, Anthony has now decided to join the world of full time professional bettors. Although betting on horses daily, his main focus is cricket but takes an interested in rugby league, football and occasionally tennis and darts. You can get Anth’s tips at www.crickettipster.co.uk