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England favourite to win Ashes Down Under

| 23.09.2013

Leading bookmaker Coral has installed England as the even money favourites to beat Australia in the Ashes following today’s squad announcement. The Aussies are the 13-8 underdogs following their 3-0 series loss earlier this summer, whilst the draw can be backed at 9-2.

Alistair Cook is 3-1 to be Top England Batsman, ahead of Kevin Pietersen at 7-2 but we have seen money for Ian Bell at 4-1 off the back of his impressive form this summer. Meanwhile, Jimmy Anderson is the 7-4 favourite to be Top England Bowler.

“England were well-backed to win this summer’s home series 5-0 and 4-0, so Australia performed better than many punters expected, but despite that, there remains a gulf in class between the two sides as far as we’re concerned, and Alistair Cook’s men travel Down Under as warm favourites,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.


**Series Winner

Evens England, 9-2 Draw, 13-8 Australia

**Top England Batsman

3-1 Alistair Cook, 7-2 Kevin Pietersen, 4-1 Jonathan Trott, 4-1 Ian Bell, 5-1 Joe Root, 11-1 Michael Carberry, 16-1 Jonny Bairstow, 16-1 Ben Stokes, 20-1 bar

** Top England Bowler

7-4 Jimmy Anderson, 3-1 Stuart Broad, 9-2 graeme Swann, 7-1 Chris Tremlett, 7-1 Boyd Rankin, 7-1 Steven Finn, 25-1 bar.

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Nicola McGeady

Nicola joined the PR team in January 2013 from Boylesports. Moving across the water from Ireland, she has taken on the role of PR Manager, dealing with all aspects of media activity, as well as taking on the responsibility of a number of the firm's key
partnerships such as At The Races and RUK. Nicola has been in the bookmaking industry for over six years,with a wide range of experience in radio and TV broadcasting, but you can also check out Nicola's lastest blog posts right here at the Coral news site. Like many of her Irish compatriots, Nicola is a huge Manchester United fan, and when not working, she can be found on a tennis court or enjoying the London social