Every cricket fan will eagerly wait to watch the Ashes test series that is conducted every two years. The host for the series will be either Australia or England. The Ashes cup remains with the team that has won last time and in case, if the series is drawn, the cup is retained by the last wining team.
The first ever Ashes test match was played in the year 1882 and until this match, England was never beaten. But the historic win at this match made the entire English crowd at Oval go silent. From this year, a rivalry has developed between the two countries and Ashes is considered the most celebrated rivalry in cricket at the international level.
Till this year’s Ashes series, 76 series have been conducted at various locations in Australia and England of which 48% of test series were won by the Australia and England was victorious in 44% of total ashes series.
The score of 201 is the highest score ever made by an individual player in the Ashes from a losing team and the record was set by Syed Gregory at Australia. In the year 1930, Sir Don Bradman has created a history by scoring 334 runs of just 448 balls at Leeds and it still remains the highest score by an individual player in the entire Ashes series.
This year’s Ashes battle would be one of the finest ever as most of the players in both sides are inexperienced and it is an ideal time for them to display their cricketing skills and win the cup for their nation.