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The Ashes 2021-22 Series: The Ultimate Guide To The Australia v England Ashes Series & Special Offers

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What Is The Ashes?

The Ashes is Test series that sees Australia and England lock horns over five Test matches. Each country takes it in turns in hosting the Ashes. The 2021-22 series will take place Down Under with Australia the holders of the Ashes after they retained their title courtesy of a 2-2 draw in England back in 2019. The term ‘Ashes’ was first coined in terms of Test cricket back in 1882 after England lost on home soil to Australia for the first time at The Oval. A newspaper claimed that English cricket had died, and the body would be cremated into Ashes and taken to Australia. That led to England captain Ivo Bligh saying that they would ‘recover those Ashes’ on the tour in 1882-83 – from then on, the series has been named The Ashes. Although the Ashes is the name of the series, the Urn in which the ashes are portrayed to be in is not the actual official trophy. Replica urns are held aloft, but the winning team officially receives a Waterford Crystal Trophy. The original Urn is currently on display at Lord’s and visitors can witness it on the official tour.

Who Has Won The Most Series?

Australia have won the most Test matches against England. At the time of writing, 335 Test matches between the two nations have been played. The Aussies have won 136, England have 108 victories to their name with 91 Test matches ending in a draw. There have been 71 Ashes series since the first one in 1882-83. Australia have won 33 series, England have won 32 with six ending in draws – including the most recent series in England.

The Ashes: Results

Year Host Winner Score Holder
1882-83 Australia England 1-2 England
1884 England England 1-0 England
1884-85 Australia England 2-3 England
1886 England England 3-0 England
1886-87 Australia England 0-2 England
1887-88 Australia England 0-1 England
1888 England England 2-1 England
1890 England England 2-0 England
1891-92 Australia Australia 2-1 Australia
1893 England England 1-0 England
1894-95 Australia England 2-3 England
1896 England England 2-1 England
1897-88 Australia Australia 4-1 Australia
1899 England Australia 0-1 Australia
1901-02 Australia Australia 4-1 Australia
1902 England Australia 1-2 Australia
1903-04 Australia England 2-3 England
1905 England England 2-0 England
1907-08 Australia Australia 4-1 Australia
1909 England Australia 1-2 Australia
1911-12 Australia England 1-4 England
1912 England England 1-0 England
1920-21 Australia Australia 5-0 Australia
1921 England Australia 0-3 Australia
1924-25 Australia Australia 4-1 Australia
1926 England England 1-0 England
1928-29 Australia England 1-4 England
1930 England Australia 1-2 Australia
1932-33 Australia England 1-4 England
1934 England Australia 1-2 Australia
1936-37 Australia Australia 3-2 Australia
1938 England Draw 1-1 Australia
1946-47 Australia Australia 3-0 Australia
1948 England Australia 0-4 Australia
1950-51 Australia Australia 4-1 Australia
1953 England England 1-0 England
1954-55 Australia England 1-3 England
1956 England England 2-1 England
1958-59 Australia Australia 4-0 Australia
1961 England Australia 1-2 Australia
1962-63 Australia Draw 1-1 Australia
1964 England Australia 0-1 Australia
1965-66 Australia Draw 1-1 Australia
1968 England Draw 1-1 Australia
1970-71 Australia England 0-2 England
1972 England Draw 2-2 England
1974-75 Australia Australia 4-1 Australia
1975 England Australia 0-1 Australia
1977 England England 3-0 England
1978-79 Australia England 1-5 England
1981 England England 3-1 England
1982-83 Australia Australia 2-1 Australia
1985 England England 3-1 England
1986-87 Australia England 1-2 England
1989 England Australia 0-4 Australia
1990-91 Australia Australia 3-0 Australia
1993 England Australia 1-4 Australia
1994-95 Australia Australia 3-1 Australia
1997 England Australia 2-3 Australia
1998-99 Australia Australia 3-1 Australia
2001 England Australia 1-4 Australia
2002-03 Australia Australia 4-1 Australia
2005 England England 2-1 England
2006-07 Australia Australia 5-0 Australia
2009 England England 2-1 England
2010-11 Australia England 1-3 England
2013 England England 3-0 England
2013-14 Australia Australia 5-0 Australia
2015 England England 3-2 England
2017-18 Australia England 4-0 Australia
2019 England Draw 2-2 Australia

The Ashes 2021-22 Series Key Dates:

December 8-12 2021: The first Test of the 2021-22 Ashes series takes place at The Gabba in Brisbane.

December 16-20 2021: The Adelaide Oval is the venue for the second Test.

December 25-30 2021: This is classed as the Boxing Day Test (although it starts on Christmas Day UK time). It will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

January 4-9 2022: The fourth Test will take place at the world-famous Sydney Cricket Ground.

January 14-18 2022: The 2021-22 Ashes series comes to a close with the fifth and final Test taking place at Perth Stadium.

The Ashes 2021-22 Series: The Squads:

Australia: Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, David Warner, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins (c), Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson.

England: Joe Root (c), Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Daniel Lawrence, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Craig Overton, Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Ollie Pope, Jimmy Anderson, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood.

Why Is The Ashes So Special?

Words cannot do justice to how good the Ashes series really is. Take a look at these videos to see what makes Australia versus England so special and exciting.

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