With the first three tests of the 2010-11 Vodafone Ashes Series not giving England nor Australia a lead, the cricket world turns its eyes towards Melbourne. The 4th test begins on Boxing Day, thus Sunday the 26th of December, and should it yield an outright winner, then that team will surely have the inside track to securing the famed Ashes urn.
A series full of high emotions, next week’s test should live up to the bill as the two squads tussle. And with the Melbourne Cricket Grounds curator Cameron Hodgkins dismissing the English media’s claim that the pitch has been prepared to give the Aussies an advantage, fans of AllYouBet – the new sportsbook from All Slots Casino – are confident that the match will be won purely based on play.
Notwithstanding, the Australian squad is feeling pretty confident, and not just because they are playing on home soil in front of passionate supporters, but also due to the fact that skipper Ricky Ponting is scheduled play at the MCG. During the 3rd test in Perth, Ponting fractured his finger, but luckily, it was not serious, and he has trained with the team doing extensive fielding and throwing drills.
But how Ponting will bat is still under discussion and may play into how the punters place bets. Finish up another solid month of excitement, AllYouBet is fielding all sorts of online betting options on this ever-important test match. In addition, to an outright win there could be a tie, as there was in the first match back in Brisbaine’s The Gabba Stadium.