Ashes: The world's biggest cricketing rivalry
Even though T20 is popular these days but test match is still the most favorite format of cricket to the cricket lovers along with many cricket legends like michael holding. When it is about Ashes, it doubles the interest & excitement. Ashes is watched world wide & stadiums are full during all 5 days of match.
This season of Ashes is very much awaited to the cricket fans due to many factors:
Steven Smith & david warner are doing a come back after a cricket ban. They both had a great one day cricket & IPL season.
Jofra Archer a new fast bowling sensation who surprised the world with his pace & variation going to be interesting to see. He had a successful WorldCup campaign with 20 wickets.
Ben Stokes was the man of the Match in the World Cup final. Ricky Ponting feels Stokes can replicate Flintoff show in Ashes.
Cricket is a very unpredictable game however there are websites where you can find cricket predictions from the best professional Sports pundits, making the prediction process easier. Not only that, sometimes you can send your own predictions and the pundits will review your advice and maybe will upload them with you as an author! That is a great way to earn with your cricketing knowledge. Ashes is in the top list for cricket betting right now.
Why test match is a real test of a cricket player? Test Match is a reflection of life, the way we get highs & lows in real life the same way we have highs & lows in test match sessions. Unlike T20 or one day cricket 1-2 overs aren’t going to change the overall definition of the game however Test match is all about patience, You have to win sessions to win a test match.
Why Ashes is so much popular? Due to best bowling performances, great batting performances and controversies. Who can forget memorable ashes controversies like Stuart broad didn’t leave the ground even after being caught on the slip having an edge of bat.
Australia already lost their review so couldn’t use one. In another incident, Moeen Ali claimed Australian players called him ‘Osama’. Johnson also mentioned in his book that he wanted to punch England batsman Kevin Pietersen as KP disturbed their warm-up session. England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow and Australian Test opener Cameron Bancroft had a late-night incident which could be realized on the ground.
Few of the best bowling performances will always be remembered in the history of Ashes:
James Anderson, 10/158 at Nottingham in 1st Test, 2013-14.
Stuart Broad, 8/15 at Nottingham in 4th Test, 2015-16.
Ryan Harris, 6/47 at Perth in 3rd Test, 2010-11.
Mitchell Johnson, 7/40 at Adelaide in 5th Test, 2013-14.
Andrew Flintoff, 5/92 at Lord's in 2nd Test, 2009.