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The Ashes 2015 - England's quest to reclaim the urn from Australia
This cricket contest was dominated by the Australian team for much of the late 20th century, but England have fought back in recent years - winning four of the last six clashes. However, England were whitewashed 5-0 in the 2013-14 series, and will certainly want to perform well in front of their home fans in 2015 in Tests at the SWALEC, Lord's, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge and the Oval. Vice-captain Joe Root is the star batsman of the England side alongside Ian Bell, while bowlers Moeen Ali, James Anderson and Stuart Broad will lead the attack. Australia will be capably led by Michael Clarke, with David Warner and Shane Watson equally devastating with the bat. Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc will look to do damage with the ball.
Cricket fans can still pick up Ashes tickets at StubHub, and with England in somewhat of a renaissance period since their disastrous World Cup campaign, this series ought to be far closer - and make for thrilling watching.
More About The Ashes - Cricket's Greatest Rivalry
After an 1882 obituary in the Sporting Times - laced with satire - proclaimed the death of English cricket, this competition soon gained its prize - an urn, the contents of which were allegedly the burned remains of a bail from a wicket. Now a fierce cricketing rivalry, Australia and England take turns hosting, with each country holding the event every four years in their summer months, making it close to biannual. The 2015 series is a bonus, shifted forward to prevent clashing with the Cricket World Cup earlier this year. Any fans of the sport will be able to recall key Ashes moments - from Shane Warne's 'ball of the century' to England's astonishing 2005 win, their first since 1989.
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Once you've secured your Ashes tickets at StubHub, you can see more of the England Cricket team in their ODI and T20 matches later in the summer. In addition, given that the two nations have both been drawn in Pool A of the tournament, why not renew the England and Australia rivalry at the Rugby World Cup this autumn?
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