Aussies 2/1 for Ashes whitewash

  • Last Updated: December 17 2013, 9:31 GMT

Having won the Ashes, Australia are now just 2/1 to win the remaining two Test matches and secure a 5-0 series victory over England.

Australia celebrate regaining the Ashes
Australia celebrate regaining the Ashes

Michael Clarke's side have been dominant throughout the series and, despite a defiant century from Ben Stokes, that was again the case as they secured a comfortable victory in the third Test, one which secured the return of the Ashes urn.

England now face the challenge of finding the improvement necessary to get competitive in a series which has seen them outplayed in every department, and they're 16/1 to win the final two Test matches.

Australia on the other hand are just 2/1 to do so with youwin, with most firms laying either 7/4 or 15/8 about a 5-0 victory for the hosts.

Ladbrokes go a standout 3/1 about a 4-0 Australia victory and 7/2 that England win one and lose one of the remaining two matches.

The fourth Test is in Melbourne and Sky Bet's 8/11 is the best price available about an Australia victory, with Ladbrokes quoting 4/1 England. It's 11/4 the draw.

David Warner's excellent form means he's now just 1/3 to end the series as Australia's top batsman, with captain Clarke his only serious danger according to the betting at 11/4.

The equivalent England market is a good deal more competitive, with Ian Bell a marginal 3/1 favourite from 4/1 chances Alastair Cook and Michael Carberry. Stokes is into 8/1 from as big as 100s prior to the third Test.

  • Posted at 0925 GMT on 17/12/2013.