January 6, 2014

Back England for one-day bounce at 12/5

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Ashes whitewash secured, Australia will look to carry their momentum into a five-match ODI series. But the last four Ashes have seen the side defeated in Tests recover to take the one-day series - as England did the last time they lost 5-0 in Australia.

Alastair Cook's ODI team have become a lot more consistent than the one which Paul Collingwood led to unexpected success in Australia in 2006-07. Although better at home, series wins in New Zealand and against Pakistan in the UAE, as well as a respectable showing in India, point to all-round improvements over the last couple of years; with Ashley Giles taking the reins and several fresh faces in the squad, there should be value in backing England at 12/5 to put their Test misery behind them.

The final one-dayer between New Zealand and West Indies, meanwhile, offers another chance for Jesse Ryder to continue his impressive return at international level, after a career-threatening head injury sustained last year. Innings of 104 and 47 followed a duck in the first ODI and he is 7/2 to be top-scorer Hamilton.

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