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Ashes Series 2019

Ashes History:

The Ashes are the Test series played between England and Australia. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that won recently Test series. If the test series is drawn the team that recently holds the Ashes retains the trophy. The term originated in a satirical obituary published in a newspaper, the Sports Time immediately after Australia’s victory in 1882 at Oval London, its first Test win on England soil. After England had won two of three matches on the tour, a small urn was presented to Bligh by a group of Melbourne.

As Ashes series is traditionally five tests, hosted in turn by England and Australia at least once in two years. There have been 70 Ashes series between England and Australia. Australia has won 33 and England has won 32 and five series have been drawn. The Ashes series 2019 is being played in England, beginning on 1st August 2019 in Edgbaston, Birmingham. Australia currently holds the Ashes series after winning the last series.

England’s squad for Ashes series 2019:

Joe Root(C)Ben Stokes(VC)Joe Denly
Jhony Bairstow(WK)Rory BurnsMoeen Ali
Olly StoneJos ButtlerJofra Archer
Chris WoakesStuart BroadSam Curran

Key Players:

Joe Root:

Joe Root is an English Cricketer who is the current captain of the England Test team. He has also represented Yorkshire domestically. He is currently ranked sixth in the Test batting and eighth in the ODI batting ranking according to the International Cricket Council. Root was a part of England’s squad that won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. He was originally a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-spinner, with a similar playing style to former English player Michael Vaughan. However, he has played a majority of his cricket for England in the middle order.

Career Statistics:

Runs scored6,8945,57910,7716,464
Batting average48.2051.6549.1847.88
Top score254133*254133*
Bowling average49.3065.4549.9553.17
Best Bowling2/93/524/53/52

Jhony Bairstow:

Jhony Bairstow is an English cricketer who plays Internationally for England and domestically for Yorkshire. He is a right-handed opening wicket-Keeper batsman. He is the only England wicket-Keeper batsman twice to claim nine dismissals in a Test match against South Africa in January 2016, and against Sri Lanka in May 2016. In 2016, he set the record of most dismissals(70) by a wicket-Keeper in a calendar year. In the same year, he also set the record of most runs by a wicket-Keeper batman in a single year. He was a part of the England team who won the ICC cricket world cup 2019.

Career Statistics:

Runs scored3902286151311448
Batting average36.1247.6827.0044.37
Top score167*141*68246
Balls bowled6

Stuart Broad:

Stuart Broad is an English cricketer who plays Test for England and former ODI and T20 captain. He is a right-arm seam bowler and a left-handed batsman. And he began his professional career at Leicestershire, the team attached to his school Oakham school. Moreover, He was awarded the man of the match in the fifth Test of Ashes 2009 at the Oval, after figures of 5/37 in the afternoon session of the second day. On 30 July 2011, at Nottingham against India he achieved a test match hat -trick in the process of gaining his best figures of 6/46.

Career statistics:

Runs scored3,1285291185,098
Batting average19.1912.307.3720.07
Top score16945*18*169
Balls bowled26,3746,109117340,233
Bowling average28.7430.1322.9327.54
5 wickets in innings171029
10 wickets in innings2003
Best bowling8/155/234/248/15

Chris Woakes:

Chris Woakes is an English cricketer who plays for Warwickshire and England. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast-medium pace bowler. And he topped Warwickshire ‘s 2008 county bowling averages and was selected for the England Lion’s squad as well as the preliminary 2009 ICC world Twenty 20 Championship.

Moreover, He made his Test debut against Australia in the fifth Ashes Test in 2013. After this, He made his IPL debut in 2017 playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. He made his Test century against India at the 2nd Test at Lord’s on August 2018. He was a part of England squad that won the ICC cricket world cup 2019.

Career  Statistics:

Runs scored1,1311,1865,7391,927
Batting average30.5624.7035.2022.67
Top score137*95*152*95*
Balls Bowled5,0424,63824,0937,906
Bowling average30.5730.4725.4733.19
5 wickets in innings33203
10 wickets in innings1n/a4n/a
Best bowling6/176/459/366/45

Australian squad for Ashes series 2019:

Cameron BancroftPat Cummins

Tim Paine(C&WK)
Josh HazlewoodUsman KhawajaNathon Lyon
Michel StarcJames PattinsonPeter Siddle
Mitchell MarshDavid WarnerMathew Wade

Key Players:

Steve Smith:

Steve Smith is an Australian International Cricketer and former captain of the Australian Cricket team. On 30 December 2017, he reached a Test batting rating of 947, the second-highest of all-time only behind Don Bradman’s 961. He was ranked top Test batsman in the world in 2015,2016 and 2017 according to ICC Player Ranking. Smith is often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world and considered the “Best since Bradman” due to his high batting average. He played for New South Wales and Sydney Sixers in domestic cricket. He is captain of the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

Career  Statistics:

Runs scored6,5773,81010,8025,605
Batting average63.2441.4158.3844.84
Top score239164239164
Balls bowled1,3691,0705,0872,012
Bowling average55.7634.3953.0838.63
5 wickets in innings0000
10 wickets in innings0000
Best bowling3/183/167/643/16

David Warner:

David Warner is an Australian cricketer and a former captain of the Australian National team in Limited overs cricket. He is a left-handed opening batsman. Warner is the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for the national team in any format without experience in first-class cricket. He plays for New South Wales and Sydney Thunders in domestic cricket. He served as the Australian vice-captain across Tests and ODIs formats of the game between 2015 and 2018.

Currently, he ranked 6th in the list of top Test batsmen in the world according to ICC player Ranking published in February 2019. On 28 September 2017, he played his 100th ODI and became the first cricketer for Australia and 8th batsman in the world to score a century in his 100th ODI.

Career  Statistics:

Runs scored6,3814,9901,7928,626
Batting Average46.9145.7726.7447.65
Top score25317990*253
Balls bowled3426595
Bowling average67.2575.83
5 wickets in innings00
10 wickets in innings00
Best bowling2/452/45

Mitchell Starc:

Mitchell Starc is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Australian National team and New South Wales in domestic cricket. He is a left-arm fast bowler and a capable of lower-order left-handed batsman. And he was a prominent member of the Australian team that won the ICC cricket world cup 2015 and was declared as the player of the tournament as a result of his consistent performances with 49 wickets in the tournament. He is the point of the 5th highest wicket-taker in the tournament history.

On 30 December 2016, against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test, he broke Andrew Symonds record to hit most sixes at MCG in one innings by hitting 7 sixes.

Career Statistics:

Runs scored1,377348121,950
Batting average21.8512.423.0022.41
Top score9952*499
Balls bowled10,5324,31552516,586
Bowling average28.2020.9919.0926.83
5 Wickets in innings117016
10 wickets in innings2003
Best bowling6/506/283/118/73

Pat Cummins:

Pat Cummins is an Australian cricketer who is currently the co vice-captain of the Australian team in all formats. He made his Test debut at the age of 18 and plays domestic cricket for New South Wales. He is a right-arm fast bowler and a capable of lower-order right-handed batsman. As of August 2019, Cummins is the top-ranked Test bowler, sixth-ranked Test all-rounder and fourth-ranked ODI bowler in the world according to ICC Player Ranking.

Career  Statistics:

Runs scored58623435851
Batting average19.5310.175.0023.00
Top score63361382*
Balls bowled5,0983,0334567,328
Bowling average21.4827.1121.2423.04
5 wickets in innings4104
10 wickets in innings1001
Best bowling6/235/703/156/23

Tickets of Ashes series:

As you know that the Ashes series will be held in England. Moreover, the fans of cricket are waiting for this Ashes series. If you want to go to the stadium to watch live cricket, then you should book the tickets first. After booking the tickets, you should get ready to go to the stadium.


Old Trafford is a cricket ground in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. It opened in 1857 as the home of the Manchester Cricket Club. And has been the home of the Lancashire Cricket Club since 1864.
Old Trafford is England’s second Oldest venue after the Oval and hosted the first Ashes Test in England in 1884. The venue has hosted the Cricket World Cup five times (1975,1979,1983,1999 and 2019).

Old Trafford holds the record for both most World cup matches hosted (17) and most semi-finals hosted (5).In 1956, the first 10-wickets haul in a single innings was achieved by England bowler Jim Laker. who achieved bowling figures of 19 wickets for 90 runs –a bowling record which is unmatched in Test and first-class cricket. In 1993 at the Ashes Test at Old Trafford leg-spinner, Shane Warne bowled Mike Gatting with the “Ball of Century”.The pitch of Old Trafford has historically been the quickest in England but will take spin later in the game.