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Tremlett best outside bet to top England’s Ashes wicket tally

| 28.10.2013

Chris Tremlett has previous good form Down Under and his attributes should be well suited to claim a fair few Aussie batting scalps in the upcoming Ashes series.

It only seems like yesterday that England’s victorious cricketers were reaching for the stumps at the Oval, but with the first Ashes Test of the next series in Australia scheduled for November 21st at The Gabba, hostilities will be resumed rather quicker than usual in 2013.

The betting for England’s top series wicket taker In Australia makes pretty interesting reading as well.

It’s no great surprise to see the usual suspects of James Anderson (2/1), Stuart Broad (9/4) and Graeme Swann (4/1) leading the way.

After all, the aforementioned trio all managed to take a pair of five-wicket hauls each this summer during England’s glorious Ashes campaign, while Swann spun his way to the most wickets of any bowler on either side at 26.

Next in the betting is Steven Finn at 5/1, though his development as England’s third seamer has been underwhelming, with real question marks still remaining over his ability to find consistent line and length, while he was dropped after just one Ashes Test this summer.

However, Tremlett ‘s odds of 10/1 remain sorely tempting despite the Surrey man not having played for his country since the beginning of 2012, as a serious back injury forced him out of the Test series with Pakistan after just one match.

Fully fit now though, Tremlett’s inclusion on the Tour is no accident, as the selectors remember only too well just how effective the 6ft 8ins quickie was on the dry pitches Down Under in England’s glorious Ashes win of 2010/11.

Brought in for the final three Tests of that series, Tremlett tore Australia apart in Perth with eight wickets and followed those figures up with nine more wickets across the final two Tests.

In Tim Bresnan’s absence through injury, it will be no huge surprise to see Tremlett selected for the first Test at the Gabba.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.