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England vs Australia 1st Ashes Test - David Warner and Joe Root to rip bowling attacks apart

David Warner is backed to make a big impression on his test comeback.
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David Warner is backed to put up a big score for Australia in the opening Ashes test. (Getty Images)
Leonard Solms 31 Jul 2019
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England vs Australia 1st Ashes Test - David Warner and Joe Root to rip bowling attacks apart

David Warner is backed to make a big impression on his test comeback.

England vs Australia 1st Ashes Test Betting Options & Advice 

The 2019 Ashes starts off at Edgbaston on Thursday as Australia and England go head to head. Steven Smith and David Warner make their return to test match cricket after successful performances at the ODI World Cup and this is one of the major talking points.

Warner is in good nick at the moment and there is value in backing him to be Australia's top batsman while England's Joe Root is worth getting behind for home top batsman.

England Talking Points & Team News

England's ODI form is superb, but their test form leaves plenty to be desired. Having lost their last series 2-1 to the West Indies, they were far from convincing in their recent win over Ireland

Joe Root's career average of 49.07 makes him a standout batsman for England and he is offering big value to be their top batsman at 3.20. They are going to need all the help they can get against a fearsome opponent hungry to re-establish themselves as world cricket's superpower.

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Joe Root has an important part to play as England look to follow up their World Cup success with Ashes glory. (Getty Images)

Australia Talking points & Team News

David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft could all have the chance to start a new chapter in their careers after the fallout from sandpaper-gate in South Africa. 

For those who don't already know, the trio faced lengthy bans from international cricket after confessing their involvement in a plan to illegally tamper with the ball in a test match away to South Africa.

David Warner picked up half-centuries in six of nine innings leading up to his ban and was Australia's standout batsman at the World Cup. Controversy only seems to spur him on and I believe there is huge value in tipping him for top Australia batsman.

England vs Australia Past Record

England have won four of the last six Ashes series’ but Australia are the current holders having won 4-0 at home in 2017-18. The Aussies also lead the overall Ashes series count 33-32.


David Warner is likely to put in another big innings for Australia while Joe Root is the one to watch for England. If you back both in the top team batsman market, you only need one pick to come off in order to make a profit.

Top England Batsman Tip: Joe Root @ 3.20 via Betway
Top Australia Batsman Tip: David Warner @ 3.25 via Betway


My best bet tip is for David Warner to score 50+ runs for the seventh time in 10 innings at 1.90. Steven Smith is also predicted to make a triumphant return by being Australia's best first innings batsman.

Much of England's hopes lie with Joe Root and I expect a big Ashes series from him. He is tipped to be to score 50+ runs in either innings at 1.90. My value bet is for the match to end in a draw at 7.00.
Best Bet: David Warner 50+ Runs in Match @-111.11 at BetMGM - 4 Units
To Score 50+ in Match Tip: Joe Root @-111.11 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 3 Units
Australia Best First Innings Batsman: Steven Smith @225 at Caesars (Sport) - 2 Units

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