Who will win The Ashes?

Who will win The Ashes? – Cricket – www.theage.com.au

Enjoyable article but the same old stuff really. I refuse to be drawn into The Ashes debate this early – it’s January 1 2005 and both England and Australia have a heck of a lot of cricket to play. Mark Waugh makes some good points in his article today too.

For what it’s worth, here are the 2 sides international schedules before the first encounter – a one-dayer on June 13:

England

  • 3rd Test v SA
  • 4th Test v SA
  • 5th Test v SA
  • 7 ODIs v SA
  • 2 Tests v Bangladesh at home

Australia

  • 3rd Test v Pak
  • VB ODI series (Aus/Windies/Pak)
  • 5 ODIs v Kiwis
  • 3 Tests v Kiwis

Even stevens, although the Eng-Bangaladesh could prove a banana-skin for the hosts. Meanwhile, will the man pictured above be playing against England? Doesn’t seem likely…:( Great player – hopefully he’ll play for Yorks again.