The Ashes series refers to the series of Test matches that comprise each Ashes competition. The Ashes series is made up of five Test matches between England and Australia, with two innings in each match. The Ashes series is played according to normal Test match cricket rules.
The Ashes series was first played in 1882 in Australia, and the Ashes series has been played at roughly two year intervals ever since, with the Ashes series being hosted alternately by England and Australia.
Many cricket fans in England and Australia view the Ashes series as being the most important competition on the calendar, probably because of the intense rivalry that exists between the two teams. The Ashes series was born out of Australia’s humiliating defeat of England at The Oval in 1882, and ever since then the Ashes series has been seen as an opportunity for each nation to demonstrate its superiority over the other.
Overall, both England and Australia have fairly similar records in the Ashes series, with Australia winning just a few more events than England. Only five of the Ashes series played so far have resulted in draws. If the Ashes series results in a draw, the Ashes trophy is retained by the team that won the Ashes series previously.
The Ashes series always attracts plenty of live spectators as well as huge international television and radio audiences. In fact, it could be argued that the Ashes series is one of those major global events that helps to keep manufacturers of face-paints and English and Australian flags in business. Fans of the Ashes series come from all walks of life and whether they are men, women or children, they are all extremely enthusiastic when it comes to supporting their chosen team.
Online sports betting sites offer a variety of betting markets on the Ashes series. Whether you want to bet on the outcome of a particular match or on the Ashes series final result, there are plenty of sportsbooks willing to accommodate you.
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