Critics maybe suggesting that the English cricket team are lacking a vital part of their anatomy after another humbling at the hands of Australia. But if there is one thing that has come out of another dominant Aussie performance its that they are one of the main contenders in this years Cricket World Cup.
The next step on the road to sporting immortality comes in the shape of Bangladesh on Saturday at The Gabba. Bangladesh were beaten by Ireland in a World Cup warm up match just over a week ago so you can understand exactly why David Warner and Co are hot $1.02 favourites. They are not great odds if you are wanting to make the most of a $250 free bet from Sportsbet but there are other ways to maximise this amazing special offer.
The battling line up for The Green and Gold is one of their strong points at the moment. They have a number of players that are aggressive and supremely positive in their play. I picked David Warner to top score against England but he was trumped by team mate Aaron Finch. If you think Finch will repeat the feat Sportsbet are paying $3.50. Michael Clarke is also set to return to the side and he looked impressive in his pre World Cup warm up. Odds of him being the top batsman in this match are $5.00 and we all know what Clarkey is capable of when he is on song.
But for me the bet of the match is once again on David Warner. I won’t go all out this time by predicting him to be the top scorer but at $1.95 I will be betting on him scoring at least 50. Against a poor Bangladesh side I full expect him to get the Aussies off to great start and smash his way to half century which will nearly double your free $250 bet from Sportsbet.
On a fast and bouncy Gabba pitch you would fully expect the Aussie pace attack to cause all sorts of problems and you can get odds of $3.50 for Mitchell Johnson or Mitchell Starc to be the top wicket takers during the match.
If you are feeling a little fruity though and you have that funny feeling that an upset is on cards why not go all out and smack a wod of cash on Bangladesh to cause the most stunning upset in cricket history. At $12.00 it would have a healthy return but remember the odds are that high for a reason.