England will look to retain the next edition of the Ashes yet again when they visit Australia for that five-match Test series in 2017-18. You can find the Ashes betting tips below for the 2017-18 series in Australia below.
After being crushed 5-0 in their previous Ashes series, England had entered the 2015 Ashes as second-favourites to Australia but had the home advantage.
And it was that very home advantage they used to overcome the Aussies, what with the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Steven Smith deflated by the England side to a huge extent.
As a result, England went on to win the Ashes 2015 series 3-2, having sealed the win in the fourth Test match itself. It also led to a spate of Aussie retirements including that of captain Michael Clarke
What it means is that going into the 2017-18 edition of the Ashes, Australia will look to prepare hard, bouncy yet again and test them in conditions they obviously don’t enjoy too much.
Under the new captain-coach combination of Alastair Cook and Trevor Bayliss, England have been doing well in Tests but what could make them a team to reckon is their overall play has improved.
Even in formats they haven’t done too well in the recent past, the ODIs and T20Is, England have started winning matches and series and will now hope they can continue in that same vein.
What it looks now is they have put the Kevin Pietersen story behind them and moved on to greener pastures to try and start winning crucial series.
Can Steven Smith and co. stop them or will their bowling fall just short?
Here’re the latest Ashes betting odds for the 2017-18 series:
Drawn series: 15/2