Chris Silverwood

You can always bet on Test cricket to look a tad incestuous. However many people will raise their eyebrows at news the front runner to take over the England side is an Australian. Even more so when they learn it’s Justin Langer, a coach arriving with a fair amount of baggage. Still, after that disastrous Ashes England needed to do something. They tour the West Indies soon. Online sportsbook sites in the UK will give you great odds on England winning. But will they really? ... read more

You can always bet on the Ashes to entertain, especially if you’re Australian. If you’re English your perspective may diverge somewhat. Indeed a quick glance at the latest Ashes odds, at online betting sites in the UK like Bet365, tells you all you need know. Two-nil down after just two games, England would now require a miracle to win the Ashes. Indeed some say they’ll need a good slice of luck to come out with even a single Test victory. So will Australia win 5-0? Maybe. ... read more

Your choices are quite limited if you like to bet on sports in the UK over the winter. Joe Root and Chris Silverwood, in charge of the England Ashes side, have the same problem. They’re still to name their final XI and whilst you can bet on Ben Stokes to change things up, issues remain. Still his return to the side does mean your bet on the best England batsman in the series gets more fun. Even if it doesn’t sort out England’s middle-order morass or their odds on the Ashes at Bet365. ... read more

When England cancelled the four-day tour of Pakistan, it did itself no favors. Most observers will view it as a self-interested, quite mercenary, decision. Thus you can bet on the T20 World Cup to involve more than just cricket. We’re bound to see an off-pitch narrative, especially if the two sides meet. Anyone in the UK gambling laws of propriety will prevent the odd comment from slipping out is probably wrong. Not that the odds on the T20 World Cup at Bet365 will change much. ... read more

Despite their dismal Test record, England impressed with the white ball against Sri Lanka. They won comfortably. Again. Indeed T20 World Cup odds at the bookies now have them as the real competition to India, the favorites. Some online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365 even give England a close in 3/1 chance of winning the trophy. So England’s focus gained it a just reward, but at what cost? England still have a Test series against India in August and the Ashes ahead. ... read more

After their humiliation at the hands of New Zealand, the odds on England recovering to beat India or, later on, Australia in the Ashes, look ridiculously remote. Their mentality was all wrong, their technique dire and their strategy insane. So that’s why online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 now give them such long prices to win the Ashes. From the selectors on down England got it all completely wrong and no one is quite sure if they’ll be able to correct the errors in time. ... read more