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Ashes England VS Australia – Preview

Most waited this seasons Ashes between Australia and England starting from today at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.


As England is playing in home ground they have better chance of winning the series and want to start with win in first test match. But that will not be an easy task for England as Australia who lost last five match Ashes held in England by 3-0 in 2013 want to take revenge defeating England in their home soil.


Australia seems to be in good form. Their opening batsman David Warner is in great form while middle order batsman Steve Smith has already proved himself as the destructive batsman and been tension for opponent teams.


Australia has won their last Ashes in England in 2001 where they defeated host nation by 4-1 in five test match series.


Last five matches played by England and Australia

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Australia WWDDW


England probable XI :- Alastair Cook (captain), Jos Buttler (wicket keeper), Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson


Australia probable XI :- Michael Clarke (captain), Brad Haddin (wicket keeper), David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steven Smith, Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon


Here are some stats of Ashes


Result summary

Total Matches   320

Australia won    128

England won     103

Draw                89


Highest Total

903/7 (declared) by England

729/6 (declared) by Australia

701/10 by Australia


Lowest Total

36 by Australia

42 by Australia

44 by Austraia


Largest Victories

By an innings and 579 runs         England

By an innings and 332 russ          Australia

By an innings and 230 runs         England


Most runs in Ashes

Don Bradman of Australia            5028 runs in 37 matches

Jack Hobbs of England                3636 runs in 41 matches

Allan Border of Australia              3222 runs in 42 matches


Highest run in an innings

Leonard Hutton of England                   364 runs in 707 balls

Don Bradman of Australia            334 runs in 383 balls

Bob Simpson of Australia             311 runs in 762 balls


Most Hundreds

Don Bradman of Australia            19

Jack Hobbs of England                12

Steve Wagh of Australia               10


Most fifties

Don Bradman of Australia            31

Jack Hobbs of England                27

Allan Border of Australia              26


Most duck-outs

Syd Gregory of Australia             11

Glenn McGrath of Australia          10

Shane Warne of Australia            10


Most runs in a series

Don Bradman of Australia            974 runs in five matches

Wally Hammond of England         905 runs in five matches

Mark Taylor of Australia              839 runs in six matches


Most wickets

Shane Warne of Australia            195 wickets in 36 matches

Glenn McGrath of Australia          157 wickets in 30 matches

Hugh Trumble of Australia           141 wickets in 31 matches


Most 5-wickets in an innings

Sydney Barnes of England           12

Tom Richardson of England         11

Terry Alderman of Australia         11

Most wickets in a series

Jim Laker of England                   46 wickets in five matches

Terry Alderman of Australia         42 wickets in six matches

Rodney Hogg of Australia            41 wickets in 6 matches


Best bowling in an innings

Jim Laker of England         10 for 53 in 51.2 overs

Jim Laker of England         9 for 37 in 16.4 overs

Arthur Mailey of Australia   9 for 121 in 47 overs


Highest partnership

Don Bradman and William Ponsford of Australia                   451 runs

Don Bradman and William Ponsford of Australia                   405 runs

Don Bradman and George Barnes of Australia             388 runs



1st Test Match

England VS Australia

Venue :- Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Time :- 10:00 GMT (2:45 Nepali time)

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