The Ashes are back and England are 1-0 up, so expect the Aussies to come out of the blocks as quickly as they can during the 2nd Test. Because of that, Betfair are giving you a wicked little offer (or should that be a wicket little offer?). If you place 4 in-play bets on the upcoming 2nd Ashes Test then Betfair will give you a 5th in-play bet for free to the value of £5.
England went to Cardiff fearing the worst. Their performance in the Ashes out in Australia was…well…rubbish. They have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the build up to this Ashes series, too, with the Kevin Peterson problem rearing its ugly head the closer the arrival of those from down under came.
As it turns out it was the Aussies who should have been worried, with England knocking up 430 runs in the first innings and 289 in the second and our antipodean friends only able to respond with 308 and 242 runs. That meant an England victory by 169 runs and with a day to spare, leaving the Australian team feeling rattled and shocked to the core.
The Aussies are fighters, though, so anyone expecting a whitewash will doubtless be extremely disappointed. Even England’s captain Alistair Cook is convinced the Australian team are still favourites to retain the tiny trophy. Since the departure of Peter Moores in May, however, England have undergone a transition on and off the pitch, so this series is full of intrigue and interest.
That’s why there’s no reason you shouldn’t be thinking about placing an in-play bet or two! The overall outcome of the series could still be up in the air with no way to know which way it’s going to bounce when it hits the floor – like a Moeen Ali spin bowl – but day to day things could be easier to call.
All you need to do to take advantage of the offer is place 4 in-play bets on the 2nd Ashes Test at Lords, with your bets being a minimum of £5. If you do that then you’ll get a free £5 bet as your 5th bet, though you don’t need to spend it on the cricket if you don’t want to. The £5 free bet token will be valid for 7 days, though you can’t use it on the Exchange or on Gaming products.
Do be aware that if you place multiple bets on the same selection and within the same market then your bets will be excluded from the offer. The same applies to bets placed on the Cash Out section, Exchange bets and bets placed with previously awarded free bet tokens. You can only qualify for this offer once a day during the Ashes too, so if you place 12 in-play bets in 1 day you’ll still only receive 1 free £5 token.
Your free bet token will be credited by 23:59 on the day that your bets are placed, and if you’re lucky enough to win when you use the free bet token then unfortunately you won’t receive your stake back with your winnings.
If St. Andrews, where The British Open takes place this week, is the Home of Golf then Lords must surely be considered to be the Home of Cricket. How the Australians would love to head into England’s back garden and get some revenge for their 1st Test humiliation. England, meanwhile, are keen to show that that 1st Test was no fluke and that they may just be back as a global force in cricket. You are part of all of this, too, as you can place 4 bets and know that you’ll get a 5th one to play with for free. Howzat?At A Glance Terms
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Gayle to put Windies up Aussies @ 21/20
In a evenly matched contest, according to the bookies’ betting odds at least, Australia tackle the West Indies in the T20 Cricket World Cup (3pm BST, Saturday, Sept 22).
Australia are virtually certain of a place in the Super Eight stages but have we seen enough from George Bailey’s side to suggest that they can defeat the West Indies and go on to challenge for the trophy?
This is the West Indians first game in the tournament. Many people are suggesting that they are a likely outside bet to reach the final. This contest should give us an important insight into their credentials.
All-rounder Shane Watson was a clear winner of the man of the match award in his team’s first victory over Ireland. Watson helped restrict the Irish to a below par total of 123 with figures of 3-26. He then proceeded to hit 51 from just 30 balls as the Aussies got over the line with nearly five overs to spare.
Watson’s contribution will be a key factor once again. There were also useful offerings from David Warner and Cameron White. It suggested the Australians are batting well as a unit. Their bowling attack also provided all the support that Watson needed and you should never write off the Aussies in a major tournament.
The West Indians have a side that is perfect for the shortest form of the game. It contains individuals that are going to be highly sought after when the bidding in the Indian Premier League resumes next year.
The return of Chris Gayle after his disputes with the West Indian cricket board has undoubtedly made this a much stronger unit. Gayle heads the batting and was a clear favourite to finish this tournament as top scorer. Even if the opposition can get him early, that still leaves the power hitting of Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo to name but three.
So the batting is immensely strong but some people consider that the Windies’ bowling is their weaker link. That may be true overall but in Sunil Narine, they have one of the best slow bowlers in world cricket today. Last season’s IPL was a breakthrough tournament for the mystery spinner. Even if he isn’t taking wickets, Narine can peg back the run rate and keep the opposition to a sub-par total.
The key to West Indian success therefore lies with Chris Gayle at the top of the order and Sunil Narine when the time comes for Sammy’s men to bowl. If Australia can get Gayle early and keep Narine at bay then they can win this contest.
As for Bailey’s side, they will know that Ireland provided little in the way of a challenge but there were many positives from that match, particularly in the way that they played as a team, rather than having to rely on one individual.
However, Gayle at the crease for ten overs or more would be enough to win it and it would be no surprise to see him make an explosive start to his own tournament and take this match out of the opposition’s reach.
Betting Tips Advice : West Indies to win at biggest odds of 21/20 with Paddy Power Bookmaker. If that price disappears, as the Paddies are out on their own with it, then Bet365 and Betfred go evens, which is only the smallest fraction shorter.
Away win likely for in-form team @ 23/10One Response to T20 World Cup: Australia v West Indies Betting, Tips & Preview
Gayle to put Windies up Aussies @ 21/20
Hey matt y have u stopped giving tips after giving many wrong ones hmmmmmm what say plzz do some home work bbefore giving tipss refer some statistic etc….
Posted on August 17, 2009 by Darren Hall
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Four down, one to go. We all knew the Ashes series would end up going down to the last game and here we are for the winner-takes-all fifth and final Test match.
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françois on Thu, 30th Jul 2009 8:58 am
I placed 20 € but the free bet token is not shown in my betslip;;.
Du you have the same problem
John on Thu, 30th Jul 2009 9:22 am
Has there been top England batsmen for the match on Betfair for the previous tests? Can only see first innings at the minute.
The free bet from Will Hill is for the 1st Innings only, I got on Ian Bell at 6 and layed for 6.8.
Should be instantly credited. Just give them a call and they will manually add it. Or check this for full details….
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Pattinson, who took 32 County Champion wickets for Nottinghamshire in 2017, has actually been advised to take an indefinite break from bowling.
” Obviously I am exceptionally dissatisfied with this problem after simply returning into an excellent run of playing cricket,” he stated.
” I’m specifically dissatisfied to lose out on the possibility to play in a house Ashes series.
” Over the next couple of weeks I will go over all offered choices offered to me with medical personnel, to exercise the very best strategy to avoid this from taking place once again.”
Pattinson has actually struggled with a lower back tension fracture in the past.
Cricket Australia’s sports science and sports medication supervisor Alex Kountouris stated: “Soon after returning from the UK, following the Champions Trophy and his county cricket agreement, James provided with pain in the back.
“We decided to withdraw him from the trip of Bangladesh and monitor his discomfort.
“He went back to bowling after a duration of rest and sadly he is still experiencing discomfort with bowling.
“During this time we have actually been monitoring him, consisting of routine scans and current imaging has actually verified that James has actually started to reaggravate his previous lower back tension fracture.
The very first Test in between England and Australia at the Gabba starts on 23rd November.
Season Four of the iRacing V8 Supercar Series by Bigpond Sport kicked off at Mosport, straight out of the starting gates the Down v McLeod show re-ignited. That said, there are some new-ish names looking awfully fast, and wanting a piece of the action.
Aussies love a punt, and Season Three nearly-man Mitch McLeod gambled on Tatts Corp sponsorship giving him a turn of luck for Season Four.
Season Three champ Madison Down was absent for the 7.45 race, so McLeod came out punching. Pole position was his from Richard Hamstead, Rens Broekman, Cal Whatmore and Scott U’Ren, also sporting Tatts colours. Newbie Michael Clark was in sixth from Beau Cubis, Lewis Dodimead, Stuart Wood and Richard Lock.
There were a few new faces in this top split, not surprising considering the record numbers.
Season Four blasts off in Canada
McLeod took off with Hamstead in tow, showing impressive speed. Broekman set off third, but a “bump and run” tap from Whatmore put him back to fourth with the latter into the top three. Broekman was left to deal with U’Ren and Cubis. Clark, Wood, Dodimead and Lock were close behind in the top ten.
Cubis made a mistake at the double RH and Clark was through into 6th on lap 10.
Trans-Tasman's new signing Beau Cubis gets it a bit wrong, with Clark ready to pounce
Hamstead hung on to McLeod for grim death but the gap soon widened. NOt by much, but enough to give McLeod some breathing room.
With Samuel Collins, Colin Boyd and Bigpond’s Vern Norrgard relatively lonely in 11th, 12th and 13th, back in 14th, David Hingston, Mathew Probert, Trevor Forster and Kevin Duwel were battling like it was for the lead.
Meanwhile, by Lap 15, Broekman was thinking about getting his third place back from Whatmore. While he worked at this, U’Ren paid close attention to the pair. Behind them Clark, who had taken 6th from Cubis, gave it right back with a lost at the double RH.
McLeod’s lead was out to seven seconds by Lap 20, and he left everyone in little doubt as to the challenge thrown out to reigning champ Madison Down. On the penultimate lap, U’Ren got past Broekman after applying monumental pressure, Broekman sidestepping at Turn Three.
Hingston, Probert, Forster and Duwel duke it out
In the end it was McLeod from an impressive Hamstead, then Whatmore, U’Ren, Broekman, Cubis, Clark, Dodimead, Lock and Simon Black. Outside the top ten were Collins, Boyd, Forster, Hingston, Probert and Duwel after their epic fight. Then Matt Anderson, Andrew Wauchope, Jack Stoner and Norrgard in 20th.
The view to McLeod.
For the higher SOF 9.45 race, Down came back signalling his own intentions, taking a flag to flag victory from pole. For the first half of the race, McLeod swapped second place with Hamstead but eventually prevailled, pulling out a nine-second gap, but 5 seconds behind Down. Hamstead fell into the clutches of Whatmore and U’Ren. Broekman had been running fourth but dropped back after contact when Hamstead, fumbling with steering wheel buttons, got into a tussle with the Nfinity car.
“I think Trans Tasman Racing will only be stronger in the coming rounds” – Madison Down
In the end it was Down, McLeod, U’Ren and Whatmore separated by mostly nothing, Hamstead, Cubis, Wood, Clark, Broekman, Lock, Norrgard, George Fullerton, Paul Larkin and the normally speedy Joshua Muggleton (“Muggles”) in 14th after a spin and smoky crash on the last lap. Winner Down:” It’s been great having some new blood in the team…I think Trans Tasman Racing will only be stronger in the coming rounds”. Ominous words…
The survivors of this race then paid tribute to the fallen MotoGP hero Marco Simoncelli with a lap of respect. It was a touching moment, yet again, from the V8 iRacers.
As for Season Four- it’s on.
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With the addition of some great new top-split dirvers the V8 field is looking mighty strong this season. The qualification times were incredible, with the gap separating 1st from 10th too small to fit a wedge between.
Well done to the Madison Down for yet another win, and for the Tatts.com boys on their team’s debut race to round out the podim with 2nd and 3rd.
November 8th, 2011 at 12:19 am
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