Despite current talks regarding COVID-related travel limitations, England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison is "confident" that the forthcoming Ashes series will go ahead as scheduled. He also couldn't see England players sitting out the trip if their loved ones couldn't travel. "There's no way we're going to let our guys not play a single ball for us," he said.
The ECB has yet to announce any changes to the schedule but it's likely that the earliest possible start would be July 23, with the final match being played on August 3. That would give Australia enough time to recover from the effects of the coronavirus before heading back across the world to face England in the cricketing capital city of Sydney. The venue has not been confirmed but it's expected to be one of the new stadiums built for and used during the World Cup in June and July.
It's also possible that the series could be moved to another country with conditions more suitable for cricket. For example, India and Australia have discussed moving their rivalry to India because of security concerns in Australia. The same goes for South Africa and England, who were supposed to tour South Africa in 2020 until the government there refused to grant them visas due to fears over the virus' impact on the local economy.
2021 The Ashes is a five-match test cricket series between Australia and England. The series is contested every two years, with the next one starting in Australia in December 2021.. The Vodafone Ashes Series for Men.
|Dec 8th – Dec 12th||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|Jan 14th – Jan 18th||Perth Stadium|
England and Australia compete in a test cricket series known as the Ashes. The current status of the series is England winning 1 match to nil.
The Ashes is a term used to describe the prestige trophy that is awarded to the best team in the series. The trophy itself is called the "Ashes". The series was originally known as the "English cricket season", but since 2000 it has been officially named after the piece of silver plate owned by Sir John Ashburner that was stolen in 1890 and recovered in 1893. The Stawberry Island Cricket Club is seeking information on this item which may help solve some of the mysteries surrounding the loss of the "Ashes".
The first Test match was played at Trent Bridge, Nottinghamshire in August 1877. The tourists (the Australians) won the match by an innings and 225 runs. This is the only time that has ever happened in professional cricket. The next year's match at the same ground ended in a draw. In 1879, the teams met for the first time outside of England with the Australians taking part in their first overseas tour. They stayed for three years visiting South Africa, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and England.
The Ashes are also surviving thanks to the quality of wickets available, with bowlers having something to work on and batsmen being put to the test in difficult circumstances. It is by no means a one-sided series. People believe that Australia is the favorite, yet England recently won the series. The last time they were defeated was in 1882.
There have been many great players on both sides of the ocean, but only two people have ever held the prestigious "Test cricket" record: Donald Bradman and Steve Waugh. Charles Bannerman is the highest scoring player in Test history, but he played only once against Australia. Bradman and Waugh shared a love for the game that went beyond mere sport and they will be remembered as two of the greatest players in world cricket.
Charles Bannerman played his first match in March 1930 and scored 303 runs at an average of 50. His best innings score was 200, which he reached in his third attempt. He had three centuries and five fifties in eight matches. John Frederick Bannerman was born on 23 January 1893 in Morley, Leeds. He was educated at Bedford School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. After graduating from Cambridge University with a degree in mathematics, he joined Addison's Bank in 1916. But he left it after only six months to join British Woolworths Ltd., where he worked for four years. In 1920, he married Helen Grace Spooner; they had two children.