August 3, 2020

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The Ashes Series 2019

Ashes History:

        Ashes are Test series played between England and Australia. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that won recently the Test series. If the test series is drawn the team that recently hold 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 have won 33 and England have won 32 and five series have been drawn. The Ashes series 2019 is being played in England, beginning of 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 RootJoe DenylBen Stokes
Jhony BairstowRory BurnsMoeen Ali
Olly StoneJos ButtlerHamza
Olly StoneJos ButtlerJofra Archer

Joe Root (C)

Ben Stokes  (VC)

Joe Denly

Jhony Bairstow (WK)

Rory Burns

Moeen Ali

Olly Stone

Jos Buttler

Jofra Archer

Chris Woakes

Stuart Broad

James Andreson

Sam 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 the majority of his cricket for England in the middle order.

Career Info:

Odi CareerTest MachesAverage
5071252542Mo525een Ali
Jos ButtlerHamza

Last Test: 1 August 2019 v Australia             Batting: Right-handed

ODI shirt no: 66                                                 Bowling: Right-arm off-break

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 the 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 Info:

ODI Shirt No: 51                                                 Batting: Right-handed

Last Test: 1 August 2019 vs Australia          National side: England

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. He began his professional career at Leicestershire, the team attached to his school Oakham school. 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 Info:

Last Test:1 August 2019 v Australia             Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)

Batting: Left-handed                      Last T20I:31 March 2014 v Netherlands

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. 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. He made his Test debut against Australia in the fifth Ashes Test in 2013. 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 Info:

Last Test: 1 August 2019 vs Australia               ODI Shirt NO: 19

Batting: Right-handed                        T20I debut:12 January 2011 v Australia 

Australian squad for Ashes series 2019:

Tim Paine (C&WK)

Cameron Bancroft

Pat Cummins

David Warner

Travis Head

Marcus Harris

Josh Hazlewood

Usman Khawaja

Nathon Lyon

Mitchel Marsh

Michael Neser

James Pattinson

Mitchel Starc

Peter Siddle

Mathew 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 Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

Career Info:

Last Test: 1 August 2019 v England          Batting: Right-handed

ODI shirt no: 49                                             Bowling: Right-arm leg spin

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 batsman 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 Info:

ODI shirt no: 31                                            Batting: Left-handed

Last Test: 1 August 2019 v England       Nickname: Lloyd, the Reverend, Bull

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. 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 joint 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 Info:

ODI shirt no: 56                                                     Height: 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)

Last Test: 1 February 2019 v Sri Lanka    Batting: Left-handed

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 Info:

Last Test: 1 August 2019 vs England                   ODI Shirt No: 30

Batting: Right-handed                                             Last ODI: 11 July 2019

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.


        Lord’s is commonly known as the “Home of Cricket”.Lord’s is cricket venue in London, named after his founder Thomas Lord’s it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club and it is the Home of Middlesex County Cricket Club the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) the European Cricket Council (ECC) and until  2005 the International Cricket Council. Lord’s is widely referred to as the home of cricket and the home world’s largest Sporting museum.

The Lord’s ground is about 250 yards north-west of the site of the middle ground. The ground can hold 30,000 spectators. Proposals are being developed to increase the capacity and amenity.