Coral’s four stars for best Australia Ashes series bowler accolade
With the 2015 Ashes, ever nearing, Coral writers provide cricket punters with top tips for the five-match series. We move on to the top Australia series bowler market.
The Baggy Greens are the 4/11 odds-on favourite to win, while even a draw at 13/2 will be enough for them to retain the famous urn. England, meanwhile, are 7/2 to reclaim the Ashes, and thus make it a fourth straight victory on home turf against the Australians.
Josh Hazlewood – 3/1
Youngster Hazelwood has only gained five Test caps for the Baggy Greens, but already has 24 wickets to his name at an average of 19.08.
He recently took 12 dismissals in a two-Test series with the West Indies, so is in great form going into the Ashes. He is a tempting outside shout to get the most Ashes wickets for Australia.
Mitchell Johnson – 11/4
Johnson is another veteran, but has seemingly got better with age. Now 33, Johnson is still arguably Australia’s main threat with the ball, and will be hoping to replicate his heroics Down Under last time out when he took a whopping 37 wickets.
He is joint-favourite to be best Baggy Greens series bowler once more, and is priced at 7/2 to get the most from both teams this Ashes.
Nathan Lyon – 5/1
Graeme Swann recently said Lyon was the weak link of Australia’s squad, but the off-spinner will be a handful for the hosts, as he was in the last series when he took 19 wickets, including getting a five-for at the MCG.
Mitchell Starc – 11/4
After being named Man of the Tournament at the Recent 2015 Cricket World Cup, getting the joint-highest amount of wickets, Starc is a man in high confidence.
Starc, 25, is fairly new to the Test scene, but will undoubtedly be one of Australia’s key players, which is why he tops the top series bowler market at 3/1.
Betting tip – Starc is top series bowler at 3/1