2010–11 Ashes series and It's Popularity In The World-
|2010–11 Ashes series|
|Part of English cricket team in Australia in 2010–11|
The Vodafone Ashes Series 2010–11 logo
|Ricky Ponting||Andrew Strauss|
The 2010–11 Ashes series, known as the Vodafone Ashes Series for sponsorship reasons, is being played in Australia during the 2010–11 cricket season. Five Tests are scheduled to take place from 25 November 2010 to 7 January 2011. England are the current holders of the urn, although Australia achieved a 5–0 whitewash in the 2006–07 series, the previous Ashes series held in Australia.
Up to the start of the 2010–11 Ashes series, Australia led the way with 31 series to England's 29; five had finished as draws. England won the most recent series in 2009 by two Tests to one, but Australia had whitewashed the last one held on home soil, winning 5–0.
Australia and England met in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 final on 16 May. England won by seven wickets with three overs to spare. The two sides also played each other in England in June and July 2010 in a five-match ODI series as a preview to the upcoming summer. England won the first three ODIs to claim the series, but the Australians won the last two.
The Australians remained in England to face Pakistan, losing both Twenty20 Internationals and drawing a two-Test series 1–1. England, meanwhile, beat Bangladesh 2–1 in a 3-match ODI series and beat Pakistan in a controversial series – 3–1 in a four-match Test series, 2–0 in two T20Is and 3–2 in a five-match ODI series.
In the weeks leading up to the Ashes, Australia faced both India and Sri Lanka in India and AustraliaTests and three ODIs during October. They lost both Tests, and lost the ODI series 1–0, with the first and third games washed out without any cricket played. Sri Lanka faced the Australians during the early part of November with Sri Lanka winning the only Twenty20 International and winning the ODI series 2–1. respectively. Australia played India in two
Tickets for the Ashes series started selling on 25 July, 2010 and within a week, many Test days were sold out.
As with other recent Ashes series in Australia, this series will be played at the main cricket grounds in Australia's five largest cities.
|1||Brisbane||The Gabba||42,200||25–29 November|
|2||Adelaide||Adelaide Oval||34,000||3–7 December|
|3||Perth||WACA Ground||24,000||16–20 December|
|4||Melbourne||Melbourne Cricket Ground||100,000||26–30 December|
|5||Sydney||Sydney Cricket Ground||46,000||3–7 January|
The England squad was announced on 23 September, 2010. In addition to England's 16-man squad, a 15-man Performance Programme squad was named that will also be touring Australia. That squad will be in Brisbane from 13 November, before playing a four-day matches against a Queensland XI (25–28 November) and a Western Australia XI (7–10 December) in Perth before departing on 16 December.
A 17-man Australian squad was announced on 15 November 2010 for the first Ashes Test, although they reduced the squad to 13 five days later, and then re-instated Khawaja as injury cover for Clarke. The two players not retained are marked with an asterisk below.
|Ricky Ponting (c)||Andrew Strauss (c)|
|Michael Clarke (vc)||Alastair Cook (vc)|
|Doug Bollinger||James Anderson|
|Xavier Doherty||Ian Bell|
|Callum Ferguson*||Stuart Broad|
|Brad Haddin (wk)||Tim Bresnan|
|Ryan Harris||Paul Collingwood|
|Nathan Hauritz*||Steven Davies (wk)|
|Ben Hilfenhaus||Steven Finn|
|Michael Hussey||Eoin Morgan|
|Mitchell Johnson||Monty Panesar|
|Simon Katich||Kevin Pietersen|
|Usman Khawaja||Matt Prior (wk)|
|Marcus North||Graeme Swann|
|Peter Siddle||Chris Tremlett|
|Steven Smith||Jonathan Trott|
2005 : England regained Ashes. after 19 years.
2007 : Australia won back the urn, whitewash (5-0).
2009 : England reclaim Ashes at home, 2-1.
November 2010 to January 2011, cricket's oldest test series returns, this time England touring Australia, to defend the Ashes.
Stat: Last time England won (or even drew) a test series in Australia, was way back in 1986, 6 tours ago!
Can England retain Ashes they earned so hard last year? they may not be number 1 test team in ICC rankings but are playing some mighty fine cricket while Australia, on other hand, are struggling to attain the invincibility they enjoyed for good period of new millenium.
Ask me, my vote goes to a 2-2 draw series (which means visitors will retain the urn) iff English can manage not to give home team a lead early in the series.
A series of 2 twenty20 internationals and 7 one day matches will follow Ashes 2011.
Fixtures : England in Australia : Vodafone Ashes test series & ODIs : 2010-11.
|5-7 Nov 2010||England v Western Australia||Perth||not live|
|11-13 Nov 2010||England v South Australia||Adelaide||not live|
|17-20 Nov 2010||England v Australia A||Hobart||Live on channel 9|
|25-29 Nov 2010||1st Ashes test||Brisbane||10.30am local, 0000hrs UK|
|3-7 Dec 2010||2nd Ashes test||Adelaide||10.30am local, 0000hrs UK|
|10-12 Dec 2010||England v Victoria||Melbourne||not live|
|16-20 Dec 2010||3rd Ashes test||Perth||10.30am local, 2.30am UK|
|26-30 Dec 2010||4th Ashes test||Melbourne||10.30am local, 0000hrs UK|
|3-7 Jan 2011||5th Ashes test||Sydney||10.30am local, 0000hrs UK|
|10 Jan 2011||England v PM's XI||Manuka Oval||live on foxsports|
|12 Jan 2011||1st Twenty20||Adelaide||7.05pm local, 8.05am UK|
|14 Jan 2011||2nd Twenty20||Melbourne||7.30pm local, 8.30am UK|
|16 Jan 2011||1st one day (D/N)||Melbourne||2.20pm local, 3.20am UK|
|21 Jan 2011||2nd one day (D/N)||Hobart||2.20pm local, 3.20am UK|
|23 Jan 2011||3rd one day (D/N)||Sydney||2.20pm local, 3.20am UK|
|26 Jan 2011||4th one day (D/N)||Adelaide||1.50pm local, 3.20am UK|
|30 Jan 2011||5th one day (D/N)||Brisbane||1.20pm local, 3.20am UK|
|2 Feb 2011||6th one day (D/N)||Sydney||2.20pm local, 3.20am UK|
|6 Feb 2011||7th one day (D/N)||Perth||11.30pm local, 8am UK|
|England return home, finally!|
Match start time : England in Australia, Ashes 2010, T20 & ODI 2011 :-
1st test, Brisbane : 10am local, 11am Sydney & Melbourne and 8am Perth in Australia, 8pm Barbados, 7pm Canada, 1am France, 5.30am India & Sri Lanka, 5am Pakistan, 8am Malaysia & Singapore, 1pm New Zealand, 2am South Africa, mid-night in UK, 4pm LA & 7pm NY in US and 4am Middle East (UAE).
Each day play in 2nd, 4th & 5th Ashes test match will begin same time as above for each country except Brisbane which runs an hour early to sister cities Sydney and Melbourne.
3rd test is at Perth, which is 3 hours behind rest of Australia so, test match day according to each country will kick off after same interval.
1st Twenty20 is scheduled at 7.05pm in Adelaide which means add 10 hours and 25 mins to the 1st test match time mentioned above according to your country. 2nd T20 is schedule for the same time for rest of the world.
All Australia v England one day internationals are day-night games, to start 3 hours and 20 minutes later to time of 1st test match you've above.