SQUADS FOR ASHES 2019
As the ashes series is around the corner, both Cricket Australia and The England Cricket Board announced their squads in the past week. Ashes series is scheduled from 1st of August 2019. Cricket Australia announced their 17 men squads for the ashes while England Cricket Board announced their 14 men squad for the first test match of the ashes series 2019.
Australian Squad for Ashes 2019:
Cricket Australia announced their 17 men squad for the away series of ashes 2019. Australia is the defending champion as they won the Ashes series in Australia last year. Tim Paine will lead the Australian side in this ashes series. The team consists of
- Tim Paine (C)
- Cameron Bancroft
- Patrick Cummins
- Marcus Harris
- Josh Hazlewood
- Travis Head
- Usman Khawaja
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Nathan Lyon
- Mitchell Marsh
- Michael Neser
- James Pattinson
- Peter Siddle
- Steven Smith
- Mitchell Starc
- Matthew Wade
- David Warner
England’s Squad for 1st test of Ashes series 2019:
England cricket board announced their 14 men squad for the 1st test of the home ashes series 2019. The ECB further said that their few mainstream players are recovering from the injury that’s why they just announced their 14 men squad. Joe Root will lead the England side in this home series of ashes 2019 and they will try their best to regain the ashes trophy. The team consists of:
- Joe Root (c)
- Moeen Ali
- James Anderson
- Jofra Archer
- Jonny Bairstow
- Stuart Broad
- Rory Burns
- Jos Buttler
- Sam Curran
- Joe Denly
- Jason Roy
- Ben Stokes
- Chris Woakes
- Olly Stone
COMPARISON BETWEEN BOTH SQUADS:
both the teams are very well balanced and experienced test sides of the world, but if we look at both sides and try to analyze them by their performance, stats, facts, and figures. Then this is quite difficult to analyze and compare which one is the better team. Both teams have no comparison because they are the best in their own way. Let’s have a look…
England Cricket Team will be led by Joe Root while the Australian Cricket Team will be led by Tim Paine in the Ashes series 2019. If we talk about captains of both teams, Joe root is very much ahead of Tim Paine as Joe Root played 80 test matches for his side in which he scored 6,685 runs with an average of 49.51, while Tim Paine played only 21 test matches in which he scored 984 runs with an average of 35.14.
If we talk about captaincy, Tim Paine leads the Australian side from January 2018 while Joe Root leads the England side from February 2017 and according to these records Joe Root has better experience to lead his side.
Both England and Australian team heavily rely on their pace attack. England surely has some benefit from their home grounds which will surely help their bowlers too. But Australians are too good and too quick to respond to the conditions and situations and behave accordingly.
England has two veteran fast bowlers in the form of James Anderson and Stuart Broad who will surely lead the pace attack from the front. Jofra Archer call up for the 1st test match as James Anderson is not fully fit and it may the first test match. Chris Woakes also add some strength to the pace attack while Sam Curran, Olly Stone, Ben Stokes further strengthen this pace attack. In the spin department, Moeen Ali is the only proper spinner England have for the first test while Joe Root, Joe Denly did part-time spin bowling in the past.
The Australian pace attack will be led by Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle for sure. They both are the most experienced fast bowlers in the Australian side. Josh Hazlewood, Patrick Cummins, Cameron Bancroft, James Pattinson, Mitchell Marsh provide further strength to this pace attack. In the spin department, Nathan Lyon is the most senior spin bowler while Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne help Nathan Lyon as a part-time spin bowler.
In cricket of today’s Era, no matter which format you are playing, you must have at least 1 or 2 all-rounders in your team, who can bat or bowl for the team in the tough time.
England has Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali. They both are talented all-rounders who can perform with the bat and the ball for the team. Ben stokes will surely be an alarming point for Australians because of his brilliant form throughout the world cup.
Australia has Mitchell Marsh and Patrick Cummins. They both work really hard and polish their skills with the ball and the bat. In recent times, they both perform well for Australia with both bat and ball.
Red ball cricket is always a tough challenge for the batsmen as compared to white-ball cricket. Temperamentally strong, technically sound batsmen are the requirement of the test cricket. Both England and Australia have a brilliant history of great batsmen in the past and in the present too.