The Ashes Series
That fateful competition between Australia and England’s finest cricketers is once again upon us! And we at StubHub are now in possession of all The Ashes tickets you could ever want! Be it the first test or the last, Day One to Day Five, StubHub aims to provide you with everything you need to enjoy this legendary competition between two of the world’s greatest test cricket teams! Buy Ashes 2017-18 tickets now, get ready to experience true cricketing bliss!
What will the 2017-18 Ashes have in store?
The Ashes is tantalizingly close at the moment. As it stands, both England and Australia have won 32 series each with only 5 series ending in draws. England currently holds the Ashes after their 3-1 victory in the 2015 series and Australia will be desperate to win it back on home soil. Fans and pundits alike are calling this series as one of the closest in recent years with England currently ranked 3rd and Australia just behind in 4th. Perhaps giving Australia the edge is the fact that they will be on home soil and their famous fast bowlers will be hoping to terrorize England's batsmen. Also, playing in the Australian summer will be difficult for England's all-time test wicket-taker James Anderson who is notoriously dangerous in England's overcast conditions. Who will be crowned victorious? Can England make it five wins in six series? Buy your Ashes tickets today and find out yourself!
Venues and dates for The Ashes 2017-18 Series
There will be five venues for the 2017-18 series, plus, for the first time in Ashes history, there will be a day/night match hosted at the Adelaide Oval. Below are the venues and dates for the series:
- 1st Test (23-27 November) - The Gabba, Brisbane
- 2nd Test (2-6 December) - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
- 3rd Test (14-18 December) - WACA Ground, Perth
- 4th Test (26-30 December) - MCG, Melbourne
- 5th Test (4-8 January) - Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
The Ashes History
While cricket competitions such as the Cricket World Cup are revered in Australia, nothing beats the popularity of the most famous test cricket down under, the Ashes! We all know this is a historical cricket event between Australia and England but why is it called the Ashes? Well, worry not cricket and sports fans alike, because StubHub has done the research for you! The name comes from an English newspaper, The Sporting Times which stated, just after Australia had beaten England on English soil, that English cricket had died and “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia". England’s follow-up campaign began with the then captain, Ivo Bligh, vowing to “Regain those ashes.” Media frenzy then ensued and pretty soon England’s tour to Australia became known as “the quest to regain the Ashes”. After England won two of the three tests of the tour, Bligh was presented with a small urn, the contents of which had supposedly been the ashes of a wooden bail also known as The Ashes of Australia! Keep in mind this was over one hundred and thirty years ago, and is a testament in itself to how the game of cricket has stood the test of time!
While the urn isn’t actually an official trophy of the series, replicas of the urn have often been held up by victorious teams, and a Waterford Crystal representation known as the Ashes Trophy is the games official trophy! Now back in Australia's field, do the Australian cricketers have what it takes to win it back? Find out and buy tickets for an Ashes cricket match now, here at StubHub!