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Welcome to our Ashes betting guide to the 2021/22 series for the celebrated Urn.

Here we have all you need to know about the upcoming series, including fixtures, squads, and latest online free Ashes tips.

As well as brining you free Ashes tips, you can also check out our Cricket Betting Tips page, where you will find loads more 100% free online cricket betting tips.

Our free tips cover everything from the Ashes, to the IPL, and beyond.


Ashes Betting Odds

Below is our the latest 2021/22 Ashes betting odds plus along with a guide to a selection of series betting markets.

Ashes Series Winner Betting 2021/22

Ashes series winner betting is a bet on the outcome of the series, meaning it’s a three outcome bet.

Either Australia wins the series, England wins it, or the series is a draw.

To Retain/Regain The Ashes 2021/22 Betting

With this bet, if Australia win the series, or the series ends in a draw, then Australia retain the Ashes.

If England wins the series outright, then England would regain the Ashes.


2021/22 Ashes Betting Tips

In the build up to, and during the Ashes, we will be bringing you our Ashes Betting Tips, so be sure to bookmark us.


Guide to 2021/22 Ashes

As well as being your one stop Ashes betting guide website – we also have all the information you need to follow and watch the 2021/22 Ashes.

Below we have put together a guide with all the information you need to follow Ashes over the next few weeks.

We have covered the Ashes itinerary, full squad and even the TV coverage.

Ashes Fixtures and Schedule

  • 1st Test – 8th-12th December 2021, The Gabba, Brisbane
  • 2nd Test – 16th-20th December 2021, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  • 3rd Test – 26th-30th December 2021, MCG, Melbourne
  • 4th Test – 5th-9th January 2022, SCG, Sydney
  • 5th Test – 14th-18th January 2022, Optus Stadium, Perth (Test match venue is set to be moved)

Australia 2021/22 Ashes Squad (1st and 2nd Test)

  • Pat Cummins (C), Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Tim Paine, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Steve Smith, David Warner

England 2021/22 Ashes Squad

  • Joe Root (C), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Where can I watch 2021/22 Ashes TV coverage

So you want to know where you can watch live TV coverage of the 2021/22 Ashes? Well read on as we have the information below.

  • Australia – Channel 7, Foxtel and Kayo Sports
  • UK – BT Sports
  • Republic of Ireland – BT Sports
  • India – SonyLIV
  • Afghanistan – SonyLIV
  • Bangladesh – SonyLIV
  • Pakistan – SonyLIV
  • Sri Lanka – SonyLIV

Cricket Spread Betting

These days there are differing options when it comes to betting on the Ashes.

You can choose to bet with a traditional bookmaker. Or you can use a betting exchange like Betfair to trade the test match, or you can use a spread betting firm such as Sporting Index.

If you choose to just place straight forward bets using one of the online bookmakers, there are no end of types of Ashes bets to choose from.

The Ashes is that popular these days that the bookies fall over themselves to entice us to bet with them on this high profile series.

They will also offer plenty of Ashes betting specials. Such as money back if your top scorer bet scores a 50, but isn’t the top scorer, etc.


About The Ashes

The Ashes takes place every two years between cricket nations England and Australia, and it is a major cricket betting event.

The event is played over 5 Test matches, with the winner getting a replica of the Ashes Urn. In the event of a drawn series, the holder of the Ashes retains the trophy.

Ashes Betting
The replica Urn the two teams play for.

The Ashes alternates between the two nations. It is a major sporting event eagerly looked forward to by English and Australian cricket fans alike.

It is also a big enough event in the sporting calendar to have the ability to capture the attention of casual sports fans.


Pre Series Ashes 2021/22 Betting Markets Guide

Some cricket bets you can place pre series on the Ashes are…

These are all pretty self explanatory bets, and can be found with pretty much any online bookmaker.

Ashes Test Match Betting

When it comes to the individual Test match betting, there is a far larger variety of cricket bets available. Some of the individual Test match bets available are…

  • Head to Heads…. this is where the bookmaker picks two players (sometimes on the same side, or opposing side) and offers odds on who will take the most wickets, or score the most runs.
  • Innings Runs…. How many runs will be scored in the England or Australia innings, the bookmaker or betting exchange will offer a spread, for example 1/2 over 250 runs, 2/1 over 400 runs, 3/1 over 500 runs, etc.
  • Highest Opening Partnership…. Which team will have the highest first wicket partnership.
  • Team Of Top Run Scoring Batsman….. Which team will the highest scoring batsman play for. This bet could be applicable in just the 1st Innings, or it could be a bet based on the both innings’ of the Test match.
  • Century To Be Scored In Match…. Straight forward bet, will any player from any team score a hundred in one innings of the match? (Not combined total of 100 over two innings).
  • Next Batsman Method Of Dismissal…. How will the next batsman to get out, be dismissed? Bookmakers will give us odds on whether it is by being bowled, LBW, caught, run out, stumped.
  • Next Batsman To Be Out…. Which of the two batsmen at the crease will be the next man out?

Learn The Playing Conditions

Before placing any Ashes bets (or cricket bets in general) always beware of the playing conditions.

For example, in the event of rain shortening a Test match, the ‘follow on’ target can be changed. In the event of a drawn series, the holders of the Urn would retain it.

So if the series is 1-1 going into the final (5th) Test match, I might be reluctant to back England (as the current holders of the Urn) to win the Test. As they might settle for a draw to see them retain the Ashes.

Check History Of How A Ground Plays

Also do your homework. For example, check the recent history of a ground. Has it had a lot of draws over the past few years?

Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Host of the 4th Test of the current Ashes series

How many days/overs have recent Test matches lasted on this particular ground? Was the opposition weak or strong? Get a feel for how the ground generally plays, or how long the wicket generally lasts for.

You can usually judge it looking on Cricnfo. If a match was a draw, you can see how many overs were bowled. Meaning you can see whether it was a rain effected match, or just a dead wicket.

You can also find out if a pitch broke up on the last couple of days, if a spinner took a lot of wickets, etc.

There is no exact science to suggest the same thing will happen year in, year out. But it does give you a guide when looking for value.

This can also come in handy if you are trading cricket on Betfair. If history suggests a pitch might deteriorate on about Day 3 of a Test match, and calling a winner is too risky, you can lay the draw on a betting exchange.

Beware Outright Winner Betting Markets

From my own perspective, I’m personally not too keen on placing Outright Series winner bets on series of this length.

If you don’t like having money tied up in a bet for a long time, Ashes Series Betting might not be the market for you.

That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with series bets.

Betting on individual Ashes Test matches gives me more information to work with. It represents more value in my opinion, as I can judge recent form, the weather, etc.

With a series bet, it’s hard to judge how a team might be playing by the time the 5th Test comes around.

Ashes Spread Betting

Another popular way for betting on the Ashes, is by using a Spread Betting firm.

This gives you the option to sell a player’s runs.

For example – if you think a player is going to have a poor series and score less runs than his spread suggests, you would sell that player’s runs.

You would then win money for every run that player falls short of his spread. But, you would lose money for every run that player scores over his spread.

Alternatively, if you think that player will score more runs than his spread, you can buy his runs instead.

If he goes on to score more runs, you will win money for every runs he scores above his spread. Or if he finishes below his spread, you will lose money on every run that the player is below his spread.

Our page on Cricket Spread Betting gives an example of how this bet would work. It also has various other advice and suggestions on spread betting, and how it works.

Brief Ashes History

Students of Ashes History will be aware that in 1882, a famous Test match was played that seen the writing of the mocking obituary that led to the birth of the Ashes as we know it today.

That particular England V Australia contest was a one-off Test match, with 4 ball overs bowled.

Things are very different these days. The Ashes is now a regular biennial series consisting of 5 Test matches, played alternatively in England and Australia.

Some of the most famous cricketers in the history of the sport have contested the Ashes. The likes of Sir Don Bradman, Richie Benaud, Jim Laker, WG Grace, Ian Botham, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, etc.

Where Is The Original Ashes Urn?

The little trophy that you see the two captains holding up during the pre series press conferences, and the one the winners get at the end of the series, isn’t the original Ashes Urn. It is just a replica one.

The original Ashes Urn takes pride of place in the museum at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The original Urn is well over 100 years old, and very fragile.

It wouldn’t stand up to the rigours of being hurled around by a victorious cricket team. Meaning the Urn stays in the museum.

The fact that the Urn rarely leaves England can cause disagreement between the two cricket boards.

Cricket Australia got particularly upset about this in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. This was the time when Australia completely dominated series’ between the two sides.

Ashes Cricket Betting Guide 2021/22 FAQ

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