The Ashes – 2015 – Third time’s a charm
The third incarnation of the Ashes in a mere two years might be considered by some to be a tad much. But not for the true fanatic. This time around the series was, according to that venerable tome, Wisden, “a series that defied predictions”.
In a perfect example of brevity, Wisden summarised the series thus: “England took an emphatic lead at Cardiff, surrendered it just as emphatically at Lord's, lurched back with resounding victories at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge inside three days, then collapsed horribly in the dead rubber at The Oval. Australia took more wickets, scored more runs, made more centuries - and lost”.
A gripping series…if you like rollercoaster rides.
Players in this set:
Australia: AC Voges, BJ Haddin, CJL Rogers, DA Warner, JR Hazlewood, MA Starc, MG Johnson, MJ Clarke, MR Marsh, NM Lyon, PM Nevill, PM Siddle, SE Marsh, SPD Smith, SR Watson
England: A Lyth, AN Cook, BA Stokes, GS Ballance, IR Bell, JC Buttler, JE Root, JM Anderson, JM Bairstow, MA Wood, MM Ali, SCJ Broad, ST Finn
This set of Advanced Player Cards is available as a downloadable PDF immediately after purchase.
For more information on the Ashes 2015 Series, read the Wisden Almanack summary.
Image Source: Stuard Broad on Twitter.