July 29, 2019 / 10:03 PM / 4 months ago

FACTBOX-Cricket-Guide to Ashes series

    July 29 (Reuters) - Factbox on the five-test Ashes series
between England and Australia, which begins at Edgbaston on
Thursday:
    
    FIXTURES
    Aug. 1-5, first test - Edgbaston, Birmingham
    Aug. 14-18, second test - Lord's, London
    Aug. 22-26, third test - Headingley, Leeds
    Sep. 4-8, fourth test - Old Trafford, Manchester
    Sep. 12-16, fifth test - The Oval, London
    
    HEAD-TO-HEAD
    Matches 346
    Australia wins 144
    England wins 108
    Draws 94
    
    Last 15 Ashes series
    YEAR       HOSTS         WINNERS      MARGIN
    1990/91    Australia     Australia    3-0
    1993       England       Australia    4-1*
    1994/95    Australia     Australia    3-1
    1997       England       Australia    3-2*
    1998/99    Australia     Australia    3-1
    2001       England       Australia    4-1
    2002/03    Australia     Australia    4-1
    2005       England       England      2-1
    2006/07    Australia     Australia    5-0
    2009       England       England      2-1
    2010/11    Australia     England      3-1
    2013       England       England      3-0
    2013/14    Australia     Australia    5-0
    2015       England       England      3-2
    2017/18    Australia     Australia    4-0
    * Six-test series
    
    SQUADS
    England (first test): Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, Jimmy
Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory
Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jason Roy, Ben
Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.
    
    Australia: Tim Paine (captain), Cameron Bancroft, Pat
Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman
Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh,
Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith,
Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.
    
    ODDS (supplied by William Hill)
    10/11 England to win the Ashes
    6/1 drawn series
    7/5 Australia to win the Ashes
    
    Correct score:
    England: 200/1 1-0; 50/1 2-0; 10/1 2-1; 20-1 3-0; 5/1 3-1;
6/1 3-2; 12/1 4-0; 8/1 4-1; 20/1 5-0    
    Australia: 250/1 1-0; 100/1 2-0; 16/1 2-1; 50-1 3-0; 10/1
3-1; 9/1 3-2; 33/1 4-0; 16/1 4-1; 50/1 5-0    
    Drawn series: 200/1 0-0; 50/1 1-1; 13/2 2-2
    
    England's top batsman: 9/4 Joe Root; 4/1 Jonny Bairstow; 9/2
Rory Burns; 5/1 Jason Roy; 8/1 Ben Stokes; 8/1 Joe Denly
    Australia's top batsman: 2/1 Steve Smith; 5/2 David Warner;
9/2 Usman Khawaja; 6/1 Marcus Harris; 8/1 Cameron Bancroft; 12/1
Travis Head
    England's top bowler: 5/2 James Anderson; 3/1 Stuart Broad;
7/2 Jofra Archer; 4/1 Mark Wood; 9/2 Chris Woakes; 8/1 Ben
Stokes
    Australia's top bowler: 9/4 Pat Cummins; 9/4 Mitchell Starc;
7/2 Josh Hazlewood; 9/2 Nathan Lyon; 6/1 Peter Siddle; 9/1 James
Pattinson

 (Compiled by Hardik Vyas and Rohith Nair in Bengaluru
Editing by Christian Radnedge)
  
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