The Ashes summer in August 2019 also marked the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship. It was a miraculous effort from Tim Paine and Co. to retain the Ashes urn in 2019. It was the first time in 18 years when Australia managed to retain the Ashes on English soil.
The Ashes series in 2019 also marked the return of tainted cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner into the international arena. The duo was serving a ball-tampering ban which was imposed on them in March 2018.
David Warner didn't look at his best but Steve Smith looked like a man possessed and went on to become the highest run-getter with 774 runs from just 8 innings in the series and was rightly adjudged as the ‘Man of the Tournament'.
In today match prediction, we will be discussing which team is most likely to win the Ashes urn in 2021. here, we will be discussing the approach of the two teams heading into the Ashes and what would be the likely mindset.
Yes, 2021 Ashes is still far away, it is scheduled to take place in Australia where the home team thrashed the opposition 4-0 in the 2017 edition of Ashes. But, we are here to make fantasy cricket prediction and talk about the te betting odds for Ashes 2021.
Sporting events have immensely suffered due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this year. With T20 World Cup the foremost cricketing event to be played in 2020, no Test cricket is likely to be played amidst the coronavirus scare.
The home conditions in 2021 will definitely favor the Aussies. They have been impressive in the home conditions and their only loss at home came in the 4-match Test series against India in 2018.
For England, their last Ashes triumph in Australia came in 2010-11 when they defeated the hist 3-1 with one match ending in a draw.
England showed great character in the final Test of the 2019 Ashes. After reeling in the series by 2-1, the 5th Test at the Oval was a do-or-die game or the hosts and they displayed their A-game to clinch the match by 135 runs.
However, the turning point in the series was the third Test which was played at Headingley in Leeds. The match will always be remembered for the heroics Ben Stokes displayed with the bat. He almost single-handedly took his side over the line while chasing a daunting total of 359 runs in the fourth innings.
In the 2021 Ashes, both teams are yet again expected to give their all and there won't be any shortage of character from either side. A highly competitive series is definitely on the cards in 2021 which is scheduled to get underway in November. The ardent cricket fans will be highly enthusiastic and waiting for the clash of the titans.