Top Batsman markets for the 2nd Ashes test are an interesting market to analyse. England captain Joe Root led by example in the first test match scoring 118 in the first innings to give England a solid first innings total. With 7 4’s and 4 6’s Joe Root showed all his experience and know how to manage his innings well and put England on their way to a good total.
Joe Root is hugely experienced at Ashes Cricket and to kick start the series with a century will give him huge confidence going into the 2nd test and repeating this feat. Following up with 46 in the 2nd innings was also joint top scorer in England innings and gave England a fighting chance of victory, which they unfortunately fell just short.
England’s opening batsman Zak Crawley can be happy with this 61 in the first innings and scoring 7 4’s in the total to start his series well. Crawley is an aggressive type of player so has no fear to attack from the front where possible and at Lords he will look to do the same again.
The other opening batsman Ben Duckett was outdown by Josh Hazelwood for 12 runs and will look to improve on this total in the 2nd test. Duckett only managed 19 in the 2nd innings so will know himself to have some more patience in this play, leave the good balls and build his innings with a bit more patience.
Ollie Pope hit 31 in the first innings, until Nathan Lyon got the better of him via leg before wicket dismissal and Pop will need to play more on the front foot with Lyon and not let the Aussie get in his head and put him into a defensive mindset. Pope can thrive in the 2nd test, but must play more on the front foot.
Captain Ben Stokes was maybe a little too excited coming into bat scoring just the 1, but Josh Hazelwood once again showed his class to take a key wicket.
Johnny Bairstow came to the resume for England in the first innings scoring 78 of 78 runs to excite the crowd and take England into a respectable score in the test match opening innings. 12 4’s helped Bairstow reach his half century and put on a good innings.
The 2nd test at Lords can give England a good chance to put up a good total and depending on betting first with a good wicket or 2nd can determine who could be England’s star batsman in the first innings .
It’s very likely the toss plays a massive part as England would look to bat first and put on a good total with the key batsman putting on plenty of runs.
|Joe Root||5/2 Betfair|
|Ollie Pope||10/3 Paddy Power|
|Harry Brook||9/2 Paddy Power|
|Ben Duckett||5/1 Betfair|
England put up 393 run in their first innings total in the first test match against Australia and Joe Root helped England in a big way. He came out on top in the Top Batsman market and at punters.pub, our bet of the day is Joe Root to be Top Batsman for England in the first innings for the 2nd Ashes test at 5/2 with Betfair.