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Rupert Wyman 24th Jan 2011 - 21:13

Jimmy to bowl England back into the series

After the euphoria of The Ashes triumph the One Day series has proved a huge disappointment so far for England and they find themselves needing to win the last four games of the series to turn around a 3-0 deficit.

They are 11/10 to get a win in Adelaide on Wednesday morning whilst Australia are understandably the favourites at 8/11. If you fancy The Three Lions to pull off an unlikely series win they are now 12/1. The momentum certainly appears to be with Australia (1/50 to win the series) but that can soon change in one day cricket and Andy Flower will be hopeful his side can get back to winning ways before the World Cup starts in February.

Although they are 3-0 behind England were big favourites for both of the first two matches of the series when the game was in-running. In the first game in Melbourne they looked set for a massive first innings score and were disappointed to reach 294. Even then they were expected to seal victory before a huge knock of 161 from Shane Watson helped the Aussies to victory.

In the second game Australia were reduced to 33/4 and 142/8 and England were massive odds-on shots before the hosts recovered to 230 and bowling England out for just 184. The disappointment of those turnarounds seemed to have taken their toll when they were comprehensively beaten in game three and they need to re-focus to avoid an embarrassing end to what should be remembered as a triumphant tour.

They will have fond memories of the Adelaide Oval ground, they triumphed here in the test series by an innings and 71 runs with Kevin Pietersen hitting a career best 227. He is 7/2 to top score in this one.

Jimmy Anderson took six wickets in that game and he is back in contention after missing the first three games of the series. That could make the difference for England, he has made 133 one day matches under his belt, his one day experience could prove vital and he's 3/1 to take the most Australian wickets.

Matt Prior was recalled for the 2nd game of this series at the expense of Steve Davies but the selectors may be starting to regret that decision. Prior has been out for ducks in both games last just six balls in total during those innings.  He is 5/1 to turn it around in Adelaide by top scoring.

For Australia David Hussey was the hero in Sydney hitting 68 in a low scoring game and he's 6/1 to top score again. Shane Watson's 161 remains the highest score of the series so far, it's 11/10 there is a century in this one (4/6 no century).

Mitchell Johnson is likely to return for the hosts after missing the last two games with injury. He's 7/2 to take the most wickets. He didn't feature in the Test Match here and it's not clear whether the conditions will suit his fast bowling style.

With the return of Anderson I expect England to finally get a win and the 11/10 is worthy of a bet.  I would take the 3/1 the Lancashire man takes the most wickets in the Australia innings at 3/1.

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