The upcoming Ashes Series 2013 will begin from July, 2013, and will be hosted by England. This series would be more exciting than any other recent Ashes since the British team has been performing very well in every format of the Cricket for the last couple of years. The Ashes has always been dominated by the Australians so expectation from cricketing fan of Australia would higher this time too. The Ashes is considered as a series of prestige and reputation among these two countries so it is expected to get the best from both this teams before the Cricket world cup.
The venues for the Ashes 2013 that have been confirmed for the matches are Old Trafford, Lord’s, Riverside Ground, the Oval and Trent Bridge. The rights of live television will be shared by the Sky Sports and the Channel 9. The two series will be held back to back in 2013. The popularity of test cricket is still retained, and a lot has to be attributed to this legendary contest.
The Ashes is one of the most anticipated and exiting tours in the world of International Cricket. Played between England and Australia, The Ashes is also one of the most popular rivalries to exist in cricket. It is a cricket series at its purest form. The series comprises of five test matches hosted by either of the two countries. The series is held once every two years. The Ashes have been in existence since the year of 1882.
The rules of the games of this tournament are no different from that of the regular test matches. If there is a draw in the series, the trophy is retained by the team that is already holding the championship. Currently, the championship of the test series belongs to England.
Although the trophy is at the moment with the English team, it is Australia who has been more successful between the two teams. The Australians have won 133 test matches in the Ashes. Sir Donald Bradman has the highest number of runs while the highest number wickets in the Ashes have been taken by Shane Warne.
There have been as many as 327 matches played in this series. Out of these matches, England have won 102 while the Australians have won 133 matches. The rest have been drawn.
The year of 1938 saw the highest totals. The English team reached a massive score of 903 for the loss of seven wickets. The second highest score was recorded in 1930 when the Australians scored 729 for the loss of six wickets. Bradman is the leading run getter in the Ashes with five thousand and twenty runs. Jack Hobbs of England comes second with three thousand six hundred and thirty six runs. Highest number of centuries is in the name if Bradman as well, with as many as nineteen centuries in the Ashes.
Note : There were some factual errors in the above article which are now corrected..
|Date and Time||Match Details and Series|
Thu Nov 21 - Mon Nov 25
10:00 local | 00:00 GMT
|1st Test - Australia vs England Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane|
Thu Dec 5 - Mon Dec 9
10:30 local | 00:00 GMT
|2nd Test - Australia vs England **Live Score** Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
Fri Dec 13 - Tue Dec 17
10:30 local | 02:30 GMT
|3rd Test - Australia vs England W.A.C.A., Perth|
Thu Dec 26 - Mon Dec 30
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT
|4th Test - Australia vs England Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
Fri Jan 3 - Tue Jan 7
10:30 local | 23:30 GMT
|5th Test - Australia vs England Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
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