Posts Tagged "2017-18 Ashes"

The Ashes are finally here. Australia go in as heavy favourites, but England will be no pushover in the biggest cricket series on the calendar. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Day 1 at the Gabba from 11am (AEDT).

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The Ashes is the story of antagonism. The itching, grating, sandpaper-underwear tension between colony and coloniser, between a perceived dominion and those who thought they could rule it.

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Australia’s cricketers want to end the Test careers of some Englishmen while winning the Ashes, spinner Nathan Lyon says.

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The Ashes would be less fun without mug pundits throwing out predictions, so here are four of mine ahead of the first Test on Thursday.

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Ahead of the anticipated opening Ashes Test on Thursday at the Gabba, I have looked at some of the more interesting, quirky statistics that headline the first Test – of which there are many.

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Tim Paine will be Australia’s wicketkeeper for the first two Ashes Tests this summer after the Tasmanian was named in a 13-man squad on Friday morning.

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With Australia’s Test side due to be announced this Friday, we want to know who you think should be picked in the side to face England on November 23.

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Ben Stokes was England’s best player when they lost 5-0 in Australia four years ago as their highest runscorer and leading wicket-taker over the four Tests he played.

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Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood will go into the Ashes series with just one Sheffield Shield game under his belt since injury after being rested from next week’s round.

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Emerging batsman Jake Lehmann and his dad, Australian coach Darren Lehmann, refuse to discuss his Test prospects.

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The second round of the Sheffield Shield concluded on Monday and some new names have been thrown into Australia’s Ashes selection mix.

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