The biggest test series in cricket returns later this year, as England looks to regain the Ashes after losing to Australia on home soil in 2019. Despite lots of different events before the test series down under, the attention of players and fans alike is already fixed on the historic battle, which will get underway in November.
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England Have Lost Last Two In Australia
History would certainly suggest that England will face a huge challenge if they are to regain the Ashes in 2022. Australia have come out of the last two tests with home advantage as the holders of the famous urn. The most recent of their victories came in the 2017-18 series, as they won four of the five test matches between the two sides. The Aussies were aiming for a second straight whitewash on that occasion, as they won the 2013-14 series with a 5-0 win.
England’s most recent win on Australian soil came back in the 2010-11 series, as they claimed a famous 3-1 series victory. That victory was part of England’s dominant Ashes period between 2009 and 2013, before Australia regained the Ashes back on home soil in November 2013. Since then, England have only the Ashes on one occasion, with that success coming in the home test series in 2015.
England’s Dismal Record in Australia
England’s record in Australia will not be giving the Barmy Army too many reasons for optimism ahead of the Ashes at the end of the year. Before England’s success in Australia in the 2010-11 series, England hadn’t won the Ashes on their previous five trips. England’s last win before the victory ten years ago came back in the 1986-87 series. The stats certainly highlight how hard it will be for England at the end of the year, as the visitors have only won 56 of the 167 test matches that have been played between the sides in Australia. That is a success rate of 33.5%. Australia have won over half of the tests played between the great rivals, as they have averaged wins on 51.5%.
Meanwhile, 25 of the 167 test matches in Australia have ended in draws, which is just 15%. When it comes to the series that have been played, England have won just 14 of the 35. Australia have a more dominant record, as they have won on 19 occasions, which is a success rate of 54.3%. Meanwhile, there have been just two drawn series between the nations. England’s record is much better with home advantage, as they have won 52 of the tests, and 18 of the 36 Ashes series. However, only time will tell if England can reverse the form and get the win that they need to regain the Ashes.