Top Ashes run scorer betting or Ashes top batsman betting are the terms used to describe the player who will score the most amount of runs from both Australia and England over the whole of the 5 test matches in the series. It is one of the more popular pre series Ashes Betting markets.
So for example, if after the end of the 5th Test, Steven Smith has scored 486 runs, and no one else from either team scores more than him, he is regarded as the winner of the bet.
If Smith scored his 486 runs in 5 Test matches, and Alastair Cook is in second place with 466 runs, but Cook only played in 4 Tests due to injury, Smith is still regarded as the winner of the bet. It is the player with the most amount of runs in the whole series who is regarded as the bet winner, no matter what the circumstances.
2015 Ashes Top Run Scorer Betting
The favourite to be Ashes top run scorer for the 2015 series is Australia’s Steven Smith. He’s just been promoted to Number 3 in the batting line up and promptly scored 199 against West Indies, and he is also now ranked the number 1 Test batsman in the world.
I can see this series going one of two ways. Smith will either continue where he left of in the Windies, or England will suss him out, and find a way to make him struggle against the Dukes ball in English conditions.
Smith is currently a best price of 5/1 with Stan James to be Top Ashes Run Scorer.
After Smith comes David Warner and Joe Root, both at 6/1, with Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook both coming in at 7/1.
Top England Ashes Run Scorer
This is a bet on which England player will score the most runs throughout the whole of the Ashes series. What Australian players do, has no bearing on the outcome of this bet. The bet may also be known as Top English Batsman.
Current favourite to English highest run scorer is Joe Root, the Yorkshireman can be backed at a best price of 11/4 with bet365 (you can open an account here and claim a £200.00 Welcome Bonus). After Root, it is skipper Alastair Cook at 7/2, Ian Bell at 9/2, Adam Lyth 6/1, Gary Ballance 7/1, Ben Stokes 10/1, Jos Buttler 16/1, and Moeen Ali at a rather large looking 33/1 with Paddy Power.
Top Australia Ashes Run Scorer
This is a bet on which Aussie will score the most runs in the series out of the whole Australian team, and has nothing to do with how many runs any English player may or may not score. The bet may also be referred too as Top Australian Batsman.
Current favourite is obviously Steven Smith, he is a best price of 5/2 with Coral. After Smith comes David Warner who is 3/1, then Michael Clarke at 9/2, Chris Rogers at 6/1, Shaun Marsh at 10/1, Adam Voges is 10/1, Shane Watson 12/1, Mitchell Marsh 25/1 and Brad Haddin at 33/1.