Cricket betting is about to get a whole lot more intense.
The Ashes is under way in Australia and Ladbrokes are offering plenty of cricket betting markets to keep us interested throughout the two month series.
Andrew Strauss will lead his side Down Under to defend the little urn England won in 2009, with the opening day of the first Test presenting great chances to make plenty of cricket bets.
The Gabba in Brisbane is the venue and cricket betting odds will be available on top runscorers, top wicket-takers and, of course, who the overall winner will be.
With the final test starting on January 6th, the Ashes provides punters with 77 days of cricketing betting markets and come January 10th, hopefully England will emerge victorious down under for the first time since 1986/87.
Australia currently have cricket odds of 1/1 to reclaim the Ashes with a series win, while those wanting to back an England triumph can get cricket betting odds of 13/8.
You can also have a cricket bet on a draw, which is 9/2 in the cricket betting prices for the Ashes series.
Graeme Swann is currently the 11/10 favourite to be England’s top wicket taker in Australia and England captain Andrew Strauss is 7/2 to be the top England series runscorer.
Once England return from the Ashes series in January with a win, the cricketing fraternity will turn its attention to the 2011 World Cup which England, Australia and India all currently share the 4/1 favouritism.
Online cricket betting allows you to stay in touch with the cricket betting odds as they change with every Stuart Broad wicket or every Ricky Ponting run.