Cricket betting tips: Tye and Curran backed for wickets at Edgbaston

Tom Curran
Tom Curran

Cricket expert Richard Mann is looking forward to Thursday's T20 International between England and Australia at Edgbaston and has found a couple of bets to go to war with.

Recommended bets: T20I England v Australia

2pts Andrew Tye top Australia bowler at 12/5

2pts Tom Curran top England bowler at 4/1

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Australia will be battered and bruised as they head to Birmingham for the one-off T20 International against England on Wednesday.

Having taken a hammering to trail 4-0 in the recent ODI series, Australia looked sure to register a consolation victory when reducing the hosts to 27-4 and 114-8 in pursuit of 206 in the final match of the series on Sunday.

However, a brilliant unbeaten hundred from Jos Buttler – possibly the best of his career – hauled England over the line to seal a 5-0 whitewash.

While England celebrated with jubilation at the conclusion of the match, Australia looked a broken team with captain Tim Paine cutting a particularly frustrated figure.

Sky Bet make England their 4/9 favourites to win again at Edgbaston while the visitors are available at 7/4.

The hosts look rock solid but 4/9 makes little appeal in a T20 match and there could be a couple of better bets elsewhere.

Andrew Tye endured a torrid time in the aforementioned ODI series but he remains Australia’s main man in the shortest form of the game and looks worth supporting in the visitors’ top bowler market.

Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye is a fine T20 performer

Tye's T20 record is a strong one, with his 135 career wickets coming from 84 matches at a very respectable average of 19.58.

His career economy of 7.81 is most impressive when you consider that he is used predominantly in the death overs where his numerous variations and pinpoint yorkers have proved so valuable.

Tye enjoyed a brilliant time in the IPL earlier in the year, his 24 wickets seeing him finish as the tournament's leading wicket-taker, and he can bounce back to that sort of form now returned to his preferred format.

For England, Tom Curran looks overpriced in the same market.

The Surrey seamer was surprisingly overlooked in the ODI series having impressed with some sterling white-ball performances in the winter.

Curran produced some crucial spells at the death on the tour Down Under, his 5-35 at Perth earning England a thrilling victory from the jaws of defeat, while Eoin Morgan entrusted the 23-year-old with the responsibility of bowling at the death in the subsequent series victory over New Zealand.

Having failed to get a game in England colours so far this summer, expect Curran to be given a run out on Wednesday and his recent white-ball form for Surrey - which has seen him take eight wickets in his last three games - suggests he has returned from the IPL in good shape.

Curran performed well following a late call-up to that competition, taking six wickets at 19.66 for Kolkata Knight Riders, and he is sure to have learnt a great deal from those experiences.

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