Steve Smith

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

English cricket fans will read the odds on the Ashes and despair. Online bookies in the UK like Bet365 give England very little chance of winning. Still, that shouldn’t deter those of you who like to bet on sports in the UK over the winter. Sure, England’s Ashes odds are dire, but when weren’t they? And, if there were ever an Ashes series in which the cricket itself has to shine; This is it. If the on-field play can’t distract the media, cricket will find itself getting knocked for six. ... read more

Upset that they didn’t invent Twenty20 cricket, England have launched a new format, The Hundred. Cricket already has the One Day game and T20, it didn’t need another short form option. However, much as the odds on The Hundred gaining the success its organizers tout are long, it has got some things right. So perhaps fans will give it a chance. Certainly online betting sites in the UK like Bet365 are doing a brisk trade in wagers on it. Maybe it’s just so crazy it’ll work. ... read more

Australia have issues. India have faced racist abuse from fans, Steve Smith messing around with the batmen’s guard and Tim Paine being one. Despite all this the tourists have forced the hosts into a decider in Brisbane. After India’s performance in Sydney, however, you’d not put it past them to win it. Even the online sportsbook sites in Australia give them a “fair go” in the odds. So then, perhaps it’s time to bet on India to win the 4th Test at Bet365. They want this win bad. ... read more

It was a sight to see. The Kings XI Punjab had put 223 on the board. That’s not a total any team has successful chased down in the IPL. Ever. No one who usually puts a bet on sports in India would have backed the Royals to win at that point. It looked hopeless. However, displaying a calm determination Steve Smith’s team struck back. In the dying overs, they took the tiring team opposite to task and instantly changed the odds on the 2020 IPL. But does that mean they’ll win? ... read more

Those who regularly bet on sports in India will already be familiar with the teams in the Indian Premier League. This is the thirteenth incarnation of this vibrant tournament, this year held in the UAE for obvious reasons. With barely weeks to go before the teams square off the odds on the 2020 IPL are a matter of close inspection. Sadly, for some teams, that examination will find the bookies believing their side a tad wanting. Still, at this level of cricket, any dog can have his day. ... 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

Steve Smith has taken all the buoyancy English cricket had salvaged from winning the World Cup by the skin of their teeth and deflated it. Thus his absence from the 3rd Test at Headingley gave England the best chance they’ll have to win a match, and the bookies like bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK, instantly shifted the odds on them winning. However, his injury also shifted the Ashes top batsman odds as his chances eased out and others leant in. ... read more