Originally Posted by Jono
Well that's the only case that I could even conceivably think of where a team that was whitewashed may be favourites.
Otherwise England would surely be the first in over 15 years.
There haven't been that many whitewashes in test cricket history (compared to the # of series played excepting the minnows). So I'd be surprised if there were more than a handful of instances of a team being the FAVORITE and still getting whitewashed. Even bad teams often manage to pull out a single draw or at least the weather intervenes and one game gets drawn. A lot of things are often out of your control so that's why I thought its an interesting question.
My over under would be like 3 or 4 in the entire history of test cricket tbf.