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The Ashes

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From team previews and squads to betting tips and predictions - everything you need to know about the biggest rivalry in test cricket scheduled to start from August 1 till September 16.

The Ashes

England are set to welcome Australia for the highly-anticipated Ashes - a series comprising five test matches - which is scheduled to be played between 1st August and 16th September, 2019. The series will be played across five different venues with the opening match to be hosted by the Edgbaston (Birmingham). The second test will be played at the Lord's (London) while the third and fourth tests will be played at the Headingley (Leeds) and the Emirates Old Trafford (Manchester). The Kennington Oval (London) will host the final match. There will be no day-night test in the series and all the matches are scheduled to start at 11 AM local time.

Read on for team previews, betting odds, tips and predictions for Australia tour of England 2019...

The Ashes 2019 Schedule

Date Match Details Time
Aug 01, Thu - Aug 05, Mon England vs Australia, 1st Test
Edgbaston, Birmingham
3:30 PM
10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL
Aug 14, Wed - Aug 18, Sun England vs Australia, 2nd Test
Lord's, London
3:30 PM
10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL
Aug 22, Thu - Aug 26, Mon England vs Australia, 3rd Test
Headingley, Leeds
3:30 PM
10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL
Sep 04, Wed - Sep 08, Sun England vs Australia, 4th Test
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
3:30 PM
10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL
Sep 12, Thu - Sep 16, Mon England vs Australia, 5th Test
Kennington Oval, London
3:30 PM
10:00 AM GMT / 11:00 AM LOCAL

England Team Preview

England Team News

While their ODI form has been terrific, England have blown hot and cold in recent times when it comes to the longest format of the game. The hosts have won four, lost three and drawn one of their last eight test series. Their most recent test assignment came in the West Indies in January-February 2019 which they lost 1-2. England, however, have been faring very well at home where they have not lost any of their last nine test series.

England Ashes 2019 Squad

ENG 1st Test Squad: Joe Root (c), Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Olly Stone

ENG 2nd & 3rd Test Squad: Jason Roy, Joe Root (c), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Rory Burns, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

ENG 4th & 5th Test Squad: Joe Root (C), Jason Roy, Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

Australia Team Preview

Australia Team News

Australia have not had much success of late in white clothing - they have lost six, drawn one and won only three of their last ten test series. They, however, thrashed Sri Lanka 2-0 at home in their most recent series at the start of this year. Prior to that, the Aussies suffered a 1-3 defeat at the hands of the Proteas in South Africa and a 0-1 loss to Pakistan in the UAE before going down to India 1-2 in a four-match series at home.

Australia Ashes 2019 Squad

Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, David Warner, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Tim Paine (c/wk), Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc

Eng vs Aus Head-to-Head Overall in Tests

Australia and England have played 346 test matches against each other out of which 144 have been won by the former and 108 by the latter with the rest all ending in stalemates. England have the upper hand when it comes to recent head-to-head record with five wins in the last eight series.

Eng vs Aus Head-to-Head in the Ashes

There have been a total of 70 Ashes series played between these two countries and neither seems to have an edge over the other as 33 of those have been won by Australia and 32 by England while five have ended in draws. England, however, have an advantage at home as they have won 18 out of the 35 Ashes series hosted by them. Australia have won 14 of those while the remaining three have been drawn. The Aussies currently have the urn in their possession as they thrashed England 4-0 at home in the most recent Ashes series held in November 2017-January 2018.

The Ashes 2019 Betting Odds

England begin as favorites amongst the bookmakers to win the Ashes 2019. The home team is 2.05 with Betway, 1.75 with Bet365 and 1.71 with Betrally to win the series. Australia find themselves as the underdogs and are being offered at a higher price of 2.50 on Betway and 2.75 on Bet365 and Betrally. Betway is offering odds of 5 on the series to end in a draw while Bet365 and Betrally are both offering odds of 7 on a drawn series.

Our Prediction: Who Will Win the Ashes 2019?

Unlike last time, this Ashes series is expected to be a closely contested one. But still, a drawn series seems to be the least likely outcome given the English conditions and the bowling strength of the two teams. Plus, there has not been a drawn Ashes series since 1974.

The fourth ranked England have been performing better than the fifth ranked Australia in test cricket and teams have found it very difficult to beat them in their own conditions irrespective of the format. The hosts have won six and drawn three of their last nine test series on home soil and the visitors will have to be at their best to put an end to their unbeaten run at home. England were crowned ODI champions in the recently concluded World Cup, and though Australia are expected to  put in a tough fight, we are backing the former here to regain the urn. Moreover, the previous four Ashes series have all been won by the home team.

Final Verdict

Back England to win the Ashes 2019 at 2.05 with Betway, 1.75 with Bet365 and 1.71 with Betrally.

 

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