Host Australia will be keen to get off to a positive start when they face England in the 2021 Ashes series that starts from 8th December. Usman Khuwaja, Michael Neser, Alex Carey have earned their maiden call-up to the squad for the Ashes series. Pat Cummins will lead the side for the five-match Test series against England.
England Captain Joe Root will be hoping that the side can turn things around in Australia. The visitors will need to produce their best cricket in order to rivals Australia in this five-match Test series.
Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Jos Buttler and Rory Burns will be making their first trip to Australia. Pacer James Anderson will be making his fifth Ashes appearance in Australia.
Let’s take a look at some of the important statistics related to 2021 Ashes Test Series
2011 was the last time England won a Test series in Australia. Captain Tim Paine will be looking to break this drought in this Ashes series.
3 victories for England out of 15 Test matches played against Australia in Australia since January 2007.
335 matches have been played between England and Australia in Test cricket since 1880. Australia have dominated the proceedings with 136 victories. England have managed to win 108 matches in the format. 91 games have ended in a draw.
1 wicket needed by Australia’s premier spinner Nathan Lyon complete 400 wickets in the five-day format. He currently has taken 399 wickets in 100 matches at an average of 32.12.
200 runs needed by England batsman Jos Buttler to complete 3000 runs in Test cricket. Buttler has currently scored 2,800 runs in 53 matches at an average of 33.33 with two centuries and eighteen half-centuries to his name.
35 runs needed by England middle-order batsman Ollie Pope to complete 1000 runs in Test cricket. Pope has currently scored 965 runs in 20 matches at an average of 32.16 with one century and six half-centuries to his name.
115 runs needed by Australian batsman Marnus Labuschagne to complete 2000 runs in Test cricket. The right-handed batsman has currently scored 1,885 runs in 18 Test matches at an average of 60.80 with five centuries and ten half-centuries to his name.
369 runs needed by England all-rounder Ben Stokes complete 5000 runs in Test cricket. Left-handed batsman has currently scored 4,631 runs in 71 matches at an average of 37.04 with ten centuries to his name.