Joe Denly

In the aftermath of their defeat in Southampton England face an uphill struggle to save the series. The West Indies are a far better side than Ben Stokes seemed to believe. Likewise, the bookies odds on the West Indies last time round were a bit parsimonious. This time the 2nd Test odds on England are more realistic. Even if their chances aren’t. Online sportsbook sites in the UK give the hosts 2/5 and the tourists 7/2 right now. Question is; Has this series already slipped out of grasp? ... read more

With Joe Root away you can bet on Ben Stokes being in the spotlight as his replacement. From the praise heaped upon him you’d think he could do no wrong. Which probably means, as anyone who regularly has a bet on sports in the UK, at sites like bet365, will tell you, he just might. A bet on England at Cricket is, or course, always a risky proposition. With as much propensity to fail as succeed and staring an easy victory in the face, alas a familiar narrative starts to form. ... read more

Those infected with the optimism born out of a very lucky World Cup win and a stunningly superb innings from an otherwise patchy batsman should probably pick up the Ashes 4th Test betting odds England are getting at Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK. At 11/8 it’s a great punt on a team that is still struggling to find its feet whilst still managing to pull off the wins when necessary. Still, all good things come to an end; and Old Trafford beckons. ... read more