Australia take on England in the final match for both countries before the World Cup later this month.
Australia wrapped up the series a long time ago and are 11/10 with Sportingbet to end the series as 6-1 winners. However, England have simply been inconsistent and there is good value in the 11/10 on offer from most bookmakers on the market.
The Australians have always started each innings powerfully and quickly. There is a good bet available with Blue Square at 10/11 that Australia will score more runs in their first 15 overs than England.
Shane Watson has looked a class act all the way through the ODI series as he’s scored piles of runs at a good rate. His score of 160 earlier in the series is one of the finest ODI innings by any Australian. Watson is 3/1 with Bet365 to score the most runs for his team in this game.
Brad Haddin has been stood at the other end of the wicket while Watson has been going about his business. Haddin himself is a very good ODI player and Skybet offers a very tempting 9/2 that he’ll score the most runs for the Australians in this match.
England’s batting has been up and down and all over the place for the whole series. Very few players have shown any consistency but Jonathan Trott is one of them with two hundreds. Trott is 7/2 with every bookmaker offering prices to score the most runs for England in the final game.
England’s number four batsman Kevin Pietersen has retained his air of authority but hasn’t done enough to score consistent runs in the series. However, Pietersen has the ability to take a match away from any other team. He is a current best price of 4/1 with Bet365 to score the most runs for England.
Brett Lee retired from playing Test cricket betting for Australia long ago and this has enabled him to maintain his effectiveness on ODI cricket. Lee is 3/1 with BlueSq and 888sport to put England to the sword and finish with the most wickets for Australia in this game.
Mitchell Johnson is always good to watch when he plays for Australia because no one seems to know which player is going to turn up. Johnson is worth a small bet at 7/2 with BlueSq to take more wickets than any Australian player over the course of the game.
James Anderson is looking more and more at home at the highest level with every series he plays in. After an impressive Ashes series, Anderson has been one of the only England bowlers to show any consistency. The best price for him to be top wicket taker in this game is 11/4 with 888sport.
Chris Woakes is a developing young player and a name to keep an eye on. Woakes has shown the potential he has in this series when he took six Australian scalps in one innings. Woakes is a best price of 7/2 across the market to be top English wicket taker.