Ashes betting: 3 #BetYourWay tips for the fifth Test
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David Warner to score a 50 in the match –
Warner followed up a first-innings hundred in Melbourne with a score of 86 in 227 balls to frustrate England’s push for victory.
That was his slowest knock in Test cricket, and underlined the increasing maturity that means he can no longer be relied upon to get himself out early with a rash stroke.
Moeen Ali to take fewer than four wickets in the match –
Ali’s selection for this final Test has more to do with Chris Woakes’ side strain than his own performances so far, with Melbourne the second Test this series in which he has failed to take a single wicket.
Bereft of confidence and clearly lacking ideas, he’s unlikely to make much impact, even in more spin-friendly conditions.
Pat Cummins to take four or more wickets in the match –
Cummins has been a very steady performer this series, with 15 wickets in four matches.
Having claimed at least four scalps in seven of his nine Tests so far – and with Mitchell Starc potentially not up to full speed – the 24-year-old’s influence is unlikely to dwindle.
Mitchell Starc to take three or more first innings wickets –
Starc has taken at least three wickets in all three of the Tests he has played so far.
Reportedly fully fit and firing in the nets, he is the man most likely to make a serious dent in England’s batting order.
Cameron Bancroft not to pass 30 in the match –
Bancroft has passed this figure just once in seven innings after twice getting out in the twenties on a lifeless pitch in Melbourne.
That pattern should continue on a track that will offer England’s bowlers a bit more to work with.
Steven Smith to score a century in the match –
A second unbeaten century, and third overall, means that Smith’s average for the series is now up to 151.
With England’s bowlers no closer to hatching a plan that might get him out, he’s a solid bet to score yet another ton in Sydney.
Alastair Cook to score a century in the match –
Cook found some form in the last match with an unbeaten 244 during a 10-and-a-half-hour stint at the crease that saw him become the first England opener to carry his bat in a decade.
He’s gone big at Sydney before with a 189 in 2011, so a second consecutive hundred is certainly not out of the question.
Stuart Broad to score a 50 in the match –
Broad also rediscovered his thirst for runs in Melbourne with just a second half-century since 2013.
He made scores of 30 not out and 42 the last time he played at this ground so, with Starc not guaranteed to be at his terrifying best, he’ll fancy his chances of continuing in the same vein.
Mason Crane to be England’s top 1st innings bowler –
England’s last visit to the SCG in 2014 saw an unknown leg spinner in Scott Borthwick take four wickets on debut.
Crane has experience of playing club cricket in Sydney and, at Australia’s kindest venue for slow bowlers, might just make history repeat itself.