Tue, Feb 6, 1:23am by Staff Writer
Date and Time: Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7:40PM AEDT
Venue: Blundstone Arena, Hobart
TV: Channel 9
England’s cricket summer in Australia moves to the shortest format of the international game, T20, and they will be hoping to continue the positive momentum within the camp generated from their One Day International performances.
Tasmania has yet to see international cricket throughout the summer with all five tests and ODI’s having been played across mainland Australia.
After their Big Bash side the Hobart Hurricanes losing in the BBL final over the weekend, the Hobart crowd will be hoping the national team can deliver a more positive performance when Australia and England do battle this Wednesday night.
Tasmanians have reason to be optimistic where after losing to England 4-1 in the five one dayers, Australia were able to turn that form around on Saturday night in their impressive seven wicket victory over the Black Caps at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
This victory has also led to the Aussies being favourites for Wednesday night’s matchup with Australia priced a $1.70 favourite to England at $2.15.
Australia’s dominance with the ball was what proved decisive in their win on Saturday night. Man of the Match Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye were able to take seven wickets between them, finishing with figures of 3-15 and 4-23 respectively.
Tye leads the Australian top wicket taker market at $3.25, with Stanlake second favourite at $3.75 followed by Adam Zampa at $5.00.
With the bat, Australia’s top order is closely priced together with David Warner a $3.75 favourite for top run scorer. Aaron Finch, who didn’t play Saturday night, is a $4.00 second favourite alongside Chris Lynn with D’Arcy Short available at $4.20. Captain of BBL champions Travis Head is priced at $6.00.
For England, Adil Rashid leads the top wicket taker market at $3.75, followed by Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood at $4.50.
Jason Roy leads the top run scorer market at $4.00 with Alex Hales at $4.33. James Vince, Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler follow at $5.00 with David Willey, fresh off hitting Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon for 34 in an over, available at $9.00.
With England having a terrific short ball summer and Australia coming off an excellent victory on Saturday night we are set for a cracking contest this Wednesday night.
David Warner has still yet to fire, but with the Blundstone Arena being a home for sixes in the BBL he should provide some level of fireworks at the crease.
Scoring one six seems quite a realistic expectation and you can get him at $1.94 to do this against the Poms on Wednesday.
David Warner to score over (0.5) sixes @ $1.94 (Team A – Batsman H – Number of 6s).
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