The most enduring rivalry in cricket continues today. So you should know how to see Ashes 2021 and how Australia and England are fighting for the famous trophy.
The five test series put Joe Roots inconsistent England against an Australian team that just won the T20 World Cup but with a new captain at the helm and not much recent experience in the longer form of the game.
In fact, Australia has only played one series since January 2020 due to Covid restrictions and lost it to India. In addition, they had to grapple with Captain Tim Paine, who resigned due to a text messaging scandal, with fast bowler Pat Cummins being reinstated as leader of the field.
England have had a lot of Test cricket but their warm-up games have been hampered by thunderstorms and their form has been patchy. They won convincingly in Sri Lanka but were beaten at home and abroad by India and at home by New Zealand. Additionally, they lost nine of their last 10 tests in Australia – and few people …