The 2021/22 Ashes comes to its conclusion in the Apple Isle when it commences on Friday afternoon.
The Ashes 2021/22 Schedule & Dates
|1st Test||8-12th December||The Gabba|
|2nd Test||16-20th December||Adelaide Oval|
|3rd Test||26-30th December||MCG|
|4th Test||5-9th December||SCG|
|5th Test||14-18th December||Optus Stadium|
The Ashes 2021/22 Teams & Squads
Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.
Joe Root, Jos Buttler, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
The Ashes Results
The Ashes History
The Ashes is one of the oldest rivalries in sporting history. Australia and England battle it out for an urn every two years, alternating the host nation each series.
It all began in 1882, when Australia defeated England at The Oval. It was crowned as the death of English cricket by mainstream media, and an obituary was made stating “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia”. When England toured Australia in the Australian summer that same year, it was coined as ‘The Ashes’ tour after England captain Ivo Bligh promised to “regain the ashes”.
England went on to win that test series 1-2, and Bligh was presented with an urn by a group of women from Melbourne, with the ashes of the burnt bails from the last test match. Fast forward almost 140 years and all eyes are on the two nations once again as they battle it out for a replica of the urn, which is currently held by the Australians following a drawn series on tour in 2019.
Australia just have the edge in Ashes triumphs, with 33, whilst England have 32. There has also been six drawn series. Australia have held the urn for approximately 80 years, whilst England have held it for 55 years.
The Ashes Tickets
The Ashes Tips & Betting Advice
BETTING ON THE ASHES
There are various markets available on which you can bet on cricket matches, series and tournaments – including The Ashes. Most of the bookmakers will offer opportunities to bet before the start of each of series including offering outright betting on the series itself. To search for all the markets available, visit the website of your favourite bookmaker and head to the CRICKET menu. Under cricket, you can hunt for the market of your choice.
Outright Winner Bets
All bookmakers will offer odds on the outright winner of the Ashes series. This will be available through the entire duration of the series, till obviously the series is decided.
All bookmakers will offer odds on match winners before the start of the games and some of them will also offer in-play betting during every Test. These odds will fluctuate up and down for each of the results – win, loss and draw – during the course of play.
Correct Series Score Betting
At the start of any series you will also be able to predict the exact scoreline for the series. So, for instance, a three-match series could have 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 scoreline in favour of Australia or in favour of England or have 0-0 or 1-1 draws in the series.
Most bookmakers will offer markets for the top batsman and bowler for both teams for the first innings of the Test matches. And there will be odds for the top batsman and bowler for the series as well, for each side. At the end of the first innings – or at the end of the series – the batsman who has scored most number of runs or bowlers who have picked up most wickets will be the top batsman/bowler.
WHERE TO BET ON THE ASHES
Bookmakers Sportsbet, bet365, TAB and Ladbrokes are among the best places to bet on cricket. They boast a huge number of markets on The Ashes as well as domestic cricket, like the Big Bash League, Sheffield Shield, One-Day Cup and all international matches.