After the thrilling series between England and Australia in England in 2005, that saw England finally regaining the Ashes trophy from Australia after sixteen barren years, Ashes cricket is back.The series of 2005 was judged by many to be the most exciting cricket series ever, and not many people would disagree. It was sporting, hard and thrilling right through, and all cricket lovers hope to see a repeat in Australia this time. Last time it went right down to the wire of the last day of the last match, and supporters in England and Australia have been looking forward to the return series ever since.The five match series gets under way at the Gabba, Brisbane and England have not won there since 1986. Australia are still ranked number one cricket nation in the world, though England could depose them from that lofty perch with a three test winning margin. They have not managed to do that since the days of Kerry Packer in the seventies when most of Australia’s best players were banned from taking part.The bookmakers and most shrewd pundits have Australia as red hot favourites to re-take the little urn of a trophy, (Oz 1/5, England 9/1, drawn… Read full this story
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