England seamer Jofra Archer had had his chances on winning Sports Personality of the Year 2019, slashed, after having a red hot start to his Ashes look.
The 24-year-old was the catalyst in Steve Smith at Lords and has been on the receiving end of a spate of stakes.
Archer was cut to win the decoration that is individual, into as short as 16/1, all of the way .
That is because of a flurry of bets throughout the week, with 54% of all bets in the market financing the Barbadian-born bowler.
Following the Cricket World Cup, the SPOTY market was dominated with the England team, with the following Super Over hero in the shape of Ben Stokes remaining favourite at 11/8.
Consequently, Stokes has now leapt above preceding favorites for SPOTY, Lewis Hamilton (7/1) and Raheem Sterling (11/1) at the peak of the marketplace.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson:”After the undeniable success of Archer in the Cricket World Cup, fans across the nation waited with bated breath to find out whether the seamer could replicate his form in the Ashes.
“That spell against Steve Smith has caught the imagination of punters across the nation, prompting a wave of bets on the 24-year-old pipping his cricket teammates into the BBC award.”
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