After one of the most comprehensive victories in Ashes history, England are now red hot to win the coveted urn at the short price of $1.45 with online bookmaker Sportsbet.
The visitors’ total domination in Adelaide has given them a crucial lead meaning Australia somehow have to win two of the three remaining Tests, a task that seems almost impossible on form and has seen their price blow out to $6.50.
“Santa’s on the way but he’ll need to open with the Tooth Fairy and have the Easter Bunny batting at four if you believe in fairytale comebacks. It’s not going to happen,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Matthew Campbell.
The loss of Stuart Broad is a blow for the tourists but that hasn’t had any effect on the odds for the Third Test starting in Perth next week.
“We’ve opened Australia at $3.40 for Perth, don’t be surprised if they blow out to $4.00. The ‘Balmy Army’ are cashed up after Adelaide” said Campbell.
The shift in the market for England to retain the Ashes has been even more dramatic with their price now into just $1.10.
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