Although The Ashes won’t be played for again until next year, such is the importance of the event that bookmaker Betfair already have prices available on who will win take hold of the prestigious urn. Australia were dominant in their victory earlier this year, but it is the English who Betfair believe are the more likely to be victorious at the end of this Test Series. England have been put in as the 6/5 market leaders for the 2015 Ashes, while Australia can be backed at odds of 5/4 A drawn series is available at the 9/2 mark and will certainly appeal as a value option for some cricket punters.
England will play host to the forthcoming Ashes Series which is clearly one of the reasons that Alastair Cook’s men have been made the favourites to reclaim the Ashes in 2015. Scheduling for this Test Series has been subject to change in recent times due to the Cricket World Cup which is also set to take place in 2015. Australia will be hosting that tournament alongside New Zealand and it is set to be played during next February and March, while the Ashes will begin on July 8th.
A total of five different venues will be used over the course of the 2015 Ashes Series and they are some of the very best cricketing grounds in the UK. The first Test is going to be taking place at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff, which is the home of Glamorgan County Cricket Club. With a capacity of 15,643 and some state of the art facilities since its recent redevelopment, the SWALEC Stadium is an excellent choice for the opening Test Match of the next Ashes tournament. This stadium has already hosted an Ashes Test match when England faced Australia here in the opening match of the 2009 Series. This first Test ended in a draw but England ultimately took the Series, so it may be that playing the first match here in 2015 will be a good omen for the 31 time winners.
The Ashes is one of the most popular cricket betting markets and is one of the reasons why there are prices available with Betfair at such an early stage. Betfair will be offering a whole range of markets on the tournament nearer its start date including Top Batsman and various In Play betting opportunities. The 2015 Ashes Series looks set to be the highlight of the summer of 2015 and is also likely to be a lot more competitive that the previous renewal.