Ashes 2023 | Who will win the Test Cricket's greatest battle?

Ashes 2023 promises to be an exciting Test series. Let's look at which team has the edge heading into another edition of Ashes.

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Ashes 2023 | Who will win the Test Cricket's greatest battle?

Ashes is the oldest and most fierce rivalry in cricket. Australia and England play for the Urn in a Test series that involves five test matches. If you are a cricket purist, you must surely remember the 2005 Ashes, where England won the riveting series 2-1. Players like Andrew Flintoff and Shane Warne stood tall for their respective sides.

Ashes is a chance for every player to perform and be remembered forever. You can bet during the Ashes on online cricket betting platforms.

History of Ashes

The saga of the Ashes dates back to 1882 when the England team lost to Australia at home for the first time. This defeat was unexpected, and a leading newspaper published a story, "Death of English Cricket." The newspaper went ahead to say that the English cricket would be burned down, and the ashes would be sent to Australia. The winning team receives a replica of the Urn, as the original trophy is delicate.

The original Urn is placed in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) museum at the Lord's cricket ground.

Ashes Schedule 2023

Ashes 2023 starts on June 16 when England takes on Australia at Edgbaston. The last Test of this five-match series will begin on July 27. Here's the full schedule of Ashes 2023:

Date Match Venue Time (IST)
Jun 16 - Jun 20 1st Test Edgbaston, Birmingham 3:30 PM
Jun 28 - Jul 02 2nd Test Lord's, London 3:30 PM
Jul 06 - Jul 10 3rd Test Headingley, Leeds 3:30 PM
Jul 19 - Jul 23 4th Test Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 3:30 PM
Jul 27 - Jul 31 5th Test Kennington Oval, London 3:30 PM

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Players to Watch Out

England and Australia are well-matched teams and have impact players who can change the course of the game in a matter of a few overs.

Players to Watch Out - England


Ben Stokes bowled with a heavily-strapped knee • Jun 13, 2023 • PA Images/Getty

England is playing an attacking brand of cricket and scoring close to six runs per over in recent matches. The combo of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum believes in taking the game to the opposition. Though the approach is risky, it has been rewarding for England so far.

The following is a list of England players who can make a massive impact in the Ashes 2023:

  1. Ben Stokes
  2. Joe Root
  3. James Anderson
  4. Stuart Broad
  5. Jonny Bairstow

Players to Watch Out - Australia


Always in gear - Steven Smith pictured at a training session ahead of the Ashes opener•Jun 14, 2023•Getty Images

Australia has a perfect bowling attack for English conditions. Pat Cummins, Scott Boland, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Green, and Nathan Lyon can get through any batting lineup. Also, batters like Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith, and Marnus Labuschagne can stick around and score heaps of runs.

The following is a list of Australian players who can make a big difference to the outcome of the Ashes 2023:

  • Pat Cummins
  • Steve Smith
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Marnus Labuschagne

Recent History of Ashes

Australia holds the Urn, winning the last Ashes in 2021-22. England last won Ashes in 2015 at home; this time, they have a great chance to repeat and better that performance. The hosts can use the home bowling conditions to expose the slightly vulnerable Australian batting.

Our Prediction

Ashes 2023 will take place in England, and the form that the Ben Stokes-led team is in, they will have a better chance of winning Ashes 2023. Aussie bowlers will need to step up to stop the rampant England batting.

The home side has an excellent all-round team, especially for the home conditions, and if they perform anywhere close to their potential, they will win Ashes 2023.

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