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Betting Cricket: McCullum believes that England will be very tough to beat in the Ashes series
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 4 July 2013 02:10
UK cricket betting services know that McCullum, New Zealand captain, is in a very good position to judge the current state of England’s Test team as in the last four months he faced Alastair Cook five times.
In Auckland, it took rearguard action to give the English side a 0-0 series draw in March, but fans that enjoy betting cricket saw that in a one-sided rematch earlier this summer, the Black Caps were steamrolled twice.
And UK cricket betting services learned that McCullum, who in the second Test at Headingley oversaw a 247-run loss, does not believe that the Aussies will do much better than the Kiwis, and many fans that enjoy True Live Betting on cricket would like to see who comes out on top.
He said: “I think England are going to be a tough team to beat. They seem to have got their swagger back against us in that final Test match.
And fans that enjoy betting cricket know very well what a big challenge this can prove to be.
“What we saw in that Test match is a team that when they are firing they are an incredibly tough team, not just to beat but to compete against.
“I thought for long periods of the summer we held our own against them but when it really mattered they flexed their muscles. I don’t expect that will change in the home summer here against Australia.”
McCullum also offered support to Nick Compton – fans that enjoy betting cricket saw that he was the opener who twice scored hundreds in New Zealand, but after scoring just 39 runs in four innings on home soil, the player now looks set to lose out to Joe Root.
“It’s probably a touch harsh,” he said. “For us we came off a Test series where he performed exceptionally well against us.
“We targeted him as one of the key wickets at the top of the order. He pained us for a fair amount of time back home with his innings.
Do you have players? We can handle them for you.
“I thought we bowled exceptionally well to him in England. They weren’t easy batting conditions either at the top of the order.”