England odds-on for 2013 Ashes glory

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ENGLAND ARE odds-on to win the 2013 Ashes on home soil with Ladbrokes.

The bookies quote England at just 1/2 to win the next series with Australia 3/1 chances and a draw priced up at 9/2.

In what could be a bumper year for English cricket it’s 5/1 England remain unbeaten in Test Matches throughout 2011 and the same price they win the ODI World Cup, meaning they hold the three most prestigious trophies in the sport. Sri Lanka (three matches) and India (four matches) are the next opponents and the price about an England clean sweep is 66/1.

Either side look capable of winning the T20 series as it’s 9/4 each with a draw the 11/10 favourite. Equally the first game looks a close call as each side earns a 5/6 quote.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The future looks bright for the England cricket team. After what looks to be a very close T20 series and an exciting ODI campaign the world’s number one-ranked test side stand in the way and England can stamp their authority on world cricket with a series win.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Aus v England – T20 Series
Australia – 9/4
England – 9/4
Drawn Series – 11/10

1st T20
Australia – 5/6
England – 5/6

ODI Series
Australia – 5/6
England – 5/6

2013 Ashes Series
England – 1/2
Australia – 3/1
Draw – 9/2

England v India – Series winner
England – 10/11
Draw – 11/4
India – 9/4

England to remain unbeaten in Tests over 2011 – 5/1

England to win the ODI World Cup and therefore hold the three most prestigious trophies in cricket – 5/1 (T20 WC, Ashes and ODI WC)

England to win all home Tests against Sri Lanka (three matches) and India (four matches) in 2011 – 66/1

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.