2019 Ashes Cricket Betting Tips, Previews & Predictions

The Ashes is one of the most decorated sporting rivalries in world sport. It’s not just about the rivalry between England and Australia. It’s the history between two nations that have used the game of cricket to define how it views itself on the international stage. The romance of an Ashes series is unparalleled in cricket!

The 2019 Ashes series will be contested in England and be the 71st edition of the rivalry between England and Australia. Can the Aussies retain the Ashes?

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Where is the 2019 Ashes Cricket?


The 2019 Ashes series will be played in England with the five test matches to be played at Edgbaston, Headingley, the Oval, Lord’s and Old Trafford.

When is the 2019 Ashes Cricket Series?


The 2019 Ashes series starts on 1 August at Edgbaston and conclude with the fifth test match at The Oval in London which is scheduled to finish on 16 September, 2019.

2019 Ashes Cricket Fixtures


2019 AshesWhenGround
First Test
1–5 August 2019 
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Second Test
14–18 August 2019 
Lord's, London
Third Test
22–26 August 2019 
Headingley, Leeds
Fourth Test
4–8 September 2019 
Old Trafford, Manchester
Fifth Test
12–16 September 2019 
The Oval, London

Ashes Cricket History


It all started with a satirical obituary. Immediately after Australia notched their first win on English soil, in 1882 at the Oval, The Sporting Times coined the term The Ashes in its not-so-glorious recap of the defeat. 

The obituary stated that English cricket had died and that “the body will be cremated and the ashes to be taken to Australia”. From then on, the mythical ashes became part of the folklore as the next England tour in 1882-83 was dubbed as “the quest to regain The Ashes”.

England had won two of the three Tests on that tour and were quickly presented a small urn by a group of Melbourne women. It is rumoured that the urn contained the ashes of a wooden bail and were humorously described as “the ashes of Australia cricket”.

Whatever it contained will continue to remain shrouded in mystery, but the legend of the Ashes was definitely born that day! The Ashes alternates between England and Australia at least once every two years. Five Test matches are played at various grounds to decide the winner of the coveted urn. In the series is tied the holder of the urn retains it. 

There are a lot of traditions associated with the Ashes. The Gabba in Brisbane hosts the series opener, Melbourne hosts the Boxing Day Test while Sydney hosts the New Year Test. When it comes to England, the final Ashes Test is traditionally played at the Oval.

The Ashes is a platform where many legends have been born on the cricket field. In recent Australian history we have the grittiness of Alan Border, Steve Waugh and the ‘ball of the century’ from Shane Warne that catapulted him into one of the finest bowlers of his generation. 

For England how about the 2005 Ashes when Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff single-handedly emulated his idol Ian Botham to shock the Aussies and reclaim the Ashes? The Ashes often provides unbelievable moments of sporting achievements that will forever be remembered and celebrated. 

The Ashes has often been controversial, none more so than the infamous ‘Bodyline’ series in 1932-33. England captain Douglas Jardine was wary of the host’s Don Bradman and ordered his fast bowlers to target the Aussie batsmen by bowling at their ribs. England won the series 4-1, but lost a number of fans and the stage was set for further fiery encounters.

There is often no love lost in the Ashes. Who can forget Dennis Lillee coming out to bat with an aluminium bat during the 1979 WACA Test? More recently, the Ashes have featured off-the-filed altercations such as the 2013 tussle outside a bar between David Warner and Joe Root. 

Home advantage is very important in the Ashes with the conditions and pitches varying greatly. The harder pitches in Australia combined with hotter weather are often a challenge for England's players, with the Australians having to adjust to slower pitches in England combined with overcast conditions.

Ashes Cricket Results


There have been 70 Ashes series thus far with Australia winning 33, England 32 with five draws. In overall Tests, there have been 330 matches played with Australia winning 134, England 106 with 90 draws.

AshesPlayedWon by AustraliaWon by EnglandDrawn
All Tests 330 134 (40.6%) 106 (32.1%) 90 (27.3%)
Tests in Australia 167 86 (51.5%) 56 (33.5%) 25 (15%)
Tests in England 163 48 (29.4%) 50 (30.7%) 65 (39.9%)
All series 70 33 (47.1%) 32 (45.7%) 5 (7.1%)
Series in Australia 35 19 (54.3%) 14 (40%) 2 (5.7%)
Series in England 35 14 (40%) 18 (51.4%) 3 (8.6%)

The Ashes has been dominated by the host nation in recent years, with the hosts winning eight of the last nine series. In the last nine series into 45 Test matches to 2019, the home country has won 64% matches, the away side 18% with a draw occurring 18% of the time. 

Ashes Cricket Winners


SeriesYearsHostFirst matchTestsAusEngDrawWinner
72 2021-22 Australia TBD 5 TBD TBD TBD TBD
71 2019 England 01-August-2019 5 TBD
70 2017-18 Australia 23-November-2017 5 4 0 1 Australia
69 2015 England 08-July-2015 5 2 3 0 England
68 2013-14 Australia 21-November-2013 5 5 0 0 Australia
67 2013 England 10-July-2013 5 0 3 2 England
66 2010-11 Australia 25-November-2010 5 1 3 1 England
65 2009 England 08-July-2009 5 1 2 2 England
64 2006-07 Australia 23-November-2006 5 5 0 0 Australia
63 2005 England 21-July-2005 5 1 2 2 England
62 2002-03 Australia 07-November-2002 5 4 1 0 Australia
61 2001 England 05-July-2001 5 4 1 0 Australia
60 1998-99 Australia 20-November-1998 5 3 1 1 Australia
59 1997 England 05-June-1997 6 3 2 1 Australia
58 1994-95 Australia 25-November-1994 5 3 1 1 Australia
57 1993 England 03-June-1993 6 4 1 1 Australia
56 1990-91 Australia 23-November-1990 5 3 0 2 Australia
55 1989 England 08-June-1989 6 4 0 2 Australia
54 1986-87 Australia 14-November-1986 5 1 2 2 England
53 1985 England 13-June-1985 6 1 3 2 England
52 1982-83 Australia 12-November-1982 5 2 1 2 Australia
51 1981 England 18-June-1981 6 1 3 2 England
50 1978-79 Australia 01-December-1978 6 1 5 0 England
49 1977 England 16-June-1977 5 0 3 2 England
48 1975 England 10-July-1975 4 1 0 3 Australia
47 1974-75 Australia 29-November-1974 6 4 1 1 Australia
46 1972 England 08-June-1972 5 2 2 1 Drawn
45 1970-71 Australia 27-November-1970 6 (7) 0 2 4 England
44 1968 England 06-June-1968 5 1 1 3 Drawn
43 1965-66 Australia 10-December-1965 5 1 1 3 Drawn
42 1964 England 04-June-1964 5 1 0 4 Australia
41 1962-63 Australia 30-November-1962 5 1 1 3 Drawn
40 1961 England 08-June-1961 5 2 1 2 Australia
39 1958-59 Australia 05-December-1958 5 4 0 1 Australia
38 1956 England 07-June-1956 5 1 2 2 England
37 1954-55 Australia 26-November-1954 5 1 3 1 England
36 1953 England 11-June-1953 5 0 1 4 England
35 1950-51 Australia 01-December-1950 5 4 1 0 Australia
34 1948 England 10-June-1948 5 4 0 1 Australia
33 1946-47 Australia 29-November-1946 5 3 0 2 Australia
32 1938 England 10-June-1938 4 (5) 1 1 2 Drawn
31 1936-37 Australia 04-December-1936 5 3 2 0 Australia
30 1934 England 08-June-1934 5 2 1 2 Australia
29 1932-33 Australia 02-December-1932 5 1 4 0 England
28 1930 England 13-June-1930 5 2 1 2 Australia
27 1928-29 Australia 30-November-1928 5 1 4 0 England
26 1926 England 12-June-1926 5 0 1 4 England
25 1924-25 Australia 19-December-1924 5 4 1 0 Australia
24 1921 England 28-May-1921 5 3 0 2 Australia
23 1920-21 Australia 17-December-1920 5 5 0 0 Australia
22 1912 England 27-May-1912 3 0 1 2 England
21 1911-12 Australia 15-December-1911 5 1 4 0 England
20 1909 England 27-May-1909 5 2 1 2 Australia
19 1907-08 Australia 13-December-1907 5 4 1 0 Australia
18 1905 England 29-May-1905 5 0 2 3 England
17 1903-04 Australia 11-December-1903 5 2 3 0 England
16 1902 England 29-May-1902 5 2 1 2 Australia
15 1901-02 Australia 13-December-1901 5 4 1 0 Australia
14 1899 England 1 June 1899 5 1 0 4 Australia
13 1897-98 Australia 13 December 1897 5 4 1 0 Australia
12 1896 England 22 June 1896 3 1 2 0 England
11 1894-95 Australia 14 December 1894 5 2 3 0 England
10 1893 England 17 July 1893 3 0 1 2 England
9 1891-92 Australia 1 January 1892 3 2 1 0 Australia
8 1890 England 21 July 1890 2 (3) 0 2 0 England
7 1888 England 16 July 1888 3 1 2 0 England
6 1887-88 Australia 10 February 1888 1 0 1 0 England
5 1886-87 Australia 28 January 1887 2 0 2 0 England
4 1886 England 5 July 1886 3 0 3 0 England
3 1884-85 Australia 12 December 1884 5 2 3 0 England
2 1884 England 11 July 1884 3 0 1 2 England
1 1882-83 Australia 30 December 1882 3 1 2 0 England

Ashes Cricket Squads


On 26 July 2019 Australia announced a 17-man squad for the Ashes series.England announced their squad for the first Test on 27 July with Jack Leach added to England's squad for the second Test at the expense of Moeen Ali.

EnglandAustralia
Joe Root (c) Tim Paine (c, wk)
Ben Stokes (vc) Pat Cummins (vc)
Moeen Ali Travis Head (vc)
James Anderson Cameron Bancroft
Jofra Archer Marcus Harris
Jonny Bairstow (wk) Josh Hazlewood
Stuart Broad Usman Khawaja
Rory Burns Marnus Labuschagne
Jos Buttler (wk) Nathan Lyon
Sam Curran Mitchell Marsh
Joe Denly Michael Neser
Jack Leach1 James Pattinson
Jason Roy Peter Siddle
Olly Stone Steve Smith
Chris Woakes Mitchell Starc

Matthew Wade (wk)

David Warner

Ashes Cricket Betting Odds


The Ashes cricket betting odds feature in a number of different markets including top Australia bowler, top England bowler, top batsman, top bowler, Australia to retain the Ashes, how many ducks will there be in the series?, how many run-outs will there be in the series?, how many sixes will be scored in the series?, how many stumpings will there be in the series?, how many wides will there be in the series?, will any player score a double century in the series? and will any player score a triple century?

All odds for Ashes series winner, series correct score, top Australia batsman & top England batsman from bet365, correct on 23 August and subject to change:

Ashes Series WinnerOdds
Australia 2.75
England 2.80
Draw 3.50
Source: bet365
Series Correct ScoreOdds
Draw 2-2 3.50
England 3-1 4.00
Australia 3-1 5.00
Australia 2-1 7.00
Sourcebet365
Top Australia BatsmanOdds
Steve Smith 1.06
Travis Head 13.00
Matthew Wade 21.00
Usman Khawaja 26.00
Sourcebet365
Top England BatsmanOdds
Rory Burns 2.62
Ben Stokes 3.00
Joe Root 3.50
RJ Burns 7.50
Sourcebet365

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Ashes Cricket Highlights


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