The Cricket action will return with the England-West Test series and the fans can now place bets after considering cricket betting odds. It has been a long break and the players will look to hit the ground running. However, it is not going to be easy and the players will quickly need to get used to the new laws.
England and West Indies will lock horns with each other in a three-match Test series and we predict three bowlers on whom you can place bets to be the leading wicket-takers of the series.
Note – If there are two top bowlers who finish with the same number of wickets at the end of the series your initially expected winnings will be divided by two – basically a bet for half of your original stake.
Betting tips – It is important to pick bowlers who are in form or have a higher chance of performing well. It also makes sense to select home players as they know how to bowl better in their own conditions and have a higher chance to succeed than the opposition team players.
As the matches will take place in England, where there is help for the swing bowlers, it is better to back them in your bets.
Here are the three bowlers:
England’s pack leader James Anderson is the swing king and there is hardly any bowler who comes close to his brilliance in English conditions. Anderson has been bamboozling the opposition batsmen with his ability to swing the ball both ways.
Anderson had breathed down the neck of the West Indies batsman when they had last toured back in 2017. The right-arm pacer had scalped 19 wickets in three Test matches at an average of 14.11.
England’s gun pacer Jofra Archer has all the deadly weapons in his armoury. Archer has express pace to trouble the opposition batsmen and he is mostly accurate. The lanky pacer is yet to play against the West Indies in a Test match but he had performed brilliantly in the Ashes 2019 where he took 22 wickets in four matches.
Archer has scalped 30 wickets in seven Test matches in his young Test career.
West Indies veteran fast bowler Kemar Roach will be the leader of the attack. Roach can swing the ball and also has enough pace to trouble the batsman but most importantly he has the experience. Roach was the second highest wicket-taker of the 2017 series against England as he took 11 wickets in three matches. The right-arm pacer has snared 193 wickets in 56 Test matches at an average of 27.14.
Summary – James Anderson with his ability to swing the ball miles, will be the top bet out of the three bowlers. Anderson has a great record while playing in English conditions.
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Disclaimer – The top bet is selected based on the record of the individual player.