The Ashes 2019 has been a memorable one for many reasons. There have been countless occasions where we have been amazed by brilliant cricket. Both England and Australia have ended their summers on a high.
Ben Stokes made a name for himself at the World Cup, and the 28-year-old was up to his old tricks as he hit a stunning 135 not out, handing England one of their all-time most significant victories.
You could say that Australia were the heavy favourites to win this Ashes series, and after going 1-0 up, this reaffirmed their position in the driving seat. However, following a draw at Lord’s, their slender advantage could be all they have up their sleeve.
The eagerly anticipated first day of the Ashes series between England and Australia kicked off on Thursday morning. What a tightly contested first day of cricket it was.
The age old rivalry between England and Australia has always made for some of the best cricket. This year we will be witnessing yet another spectacle when the Ashes begins on August 1st.
You could say that the Winter hasn’t been a happy time for England so far, especially after their 4-0 Ashes defeat in Australia. They are now set to embark on a Test Series in New Zealand imminently and this will give them a chance to restore a bit of pride and potentially change people’s view of how the last six months have gone.