Sourav Ganguly Feels The Ashes Series Have Kept The Test Cricket Alive
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly feels that The Ashes series have kept the Test cricket alive.
Two oldest international cricket teams England and Australia meet in the Ashes series. Since 1998/99 season, it runs in a five-match Test series. The ongoing Ashes 2019 is the 71st edition of the Ashes series, which is running from 1982/83. Before the ongoing Ashes 2019, Australia have won 33 Ashes series and England have won 32 Ashes series.
The ongoing calendar year 2019 is the unique year as England is hosting both the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and Ashes series. After the successful ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, England are focusing on winning the Ashes 2019. They have won all their home Ashes series since 2005.
On the other hand, Australia are the defending title-holders in Ashes 2019. They are desperate to end their long drought of away Ashes series.
The visitors Australia have perfectly started the Ashes 2019. In the first Test of Ashes 2019 at Edgbaston, Australia won by 251 runs. Former Australian captain Steven Smith played a significant role for his team’s victory as he scored 144 and 142 runs in that Test.
The rain-interrupted second Test at Lord’s had a draw result, but it was thrilling till the end of the game. While England scored 258 runs in the first innings, Australia replied with 250 runs. England declared their second innings on 258/5 and set the 267 runs target for the visitors. Finally, Australia scored 154/6 at the end of that Test.
Sourav Ganguly is excited about the Ashes series
Observing that thrilling Lord’s Test, Sourav Ganguly has claimed that the Ashes series have kept the Test cricket alive.
Ganguly wrote on his official twitter account, “The” Ashes “ series have kept test cricket alive …. upto rest of the world to raise their standards”
The” Ashes “ series have kept test cricket alive …. upto rest of the world to raise their standards
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 18, 2019
The International Cricket Council is working hard to grow up the Test cricket. They have recently introduced the ICC World Test Championship that has begun from the Ashes 2019. Moreover, since the Ashes 2019, the ICC has introduced names and numbers on the back of Test shirts, just like the limited-overs cricket.
Many experts are excited to experience the ICC World Test Championship, but many former cricketers have criticised the names and numbers introduction on the Test shirts.
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