Tag Ashes 2010-11
2005 : England regained Ashes. after 19 years.
2007 : Australia won back the urn, whitewash (5-0).
2009 : England reclaim Ashes at home, 2-1.
November 2010 to January 2011, cricket's oldest test series returns, this time England touring Australia, to defend the Ashes.
Stat: Last time England won (or even drew) a test series in Australia, was way back in 1986, 6 tours ago!
Can England retain Ashes they earned so hard last year? they may not be number 1 test team in ICC rankings but are playing some mighty fine cricket while Australia, on other hand, are struggling to attain the invincibility they enjoyed for good period of new millenium.
Ask me, my vote goes to a 2-2 draw series (which means visitors will retain the urn) iff English can manage not to give home team a lead early in the series.
A series of 2 twenty20 internationals and 7 one day matches will follow Ashes 2011.
Update : England won ashes 2011 but lost one day series. Following are the results of 2010-11 England tour of Australia.
Also see : England v Australia, Ashes records | England v Australia ODI records.
Match start time : England in Australia, Ashes 2010, T20 & ODI 2011 :-
1st test, Brisbane : 10am local, 11am Sydney & Melbourne and 8am Perth in Australia, 8pm Barbados, 7pm Canada, 1am France, 5.30am India & Sri Lanka, 5am Pakistan, 8am Malaysia & Singapore, 1pm New Zealand, 2am South Africa, mid-night in UK, 4pm LA & 7pm NY in US and 4am Middle East (UAE).
Each day play in 2nd, 4th & 5th Ashes test match will begin same time as above for each country except Brisbane which runs an hour early to sister cities Sydney and Melbourne.
3rd test is at Perth, which is 3 hours behind rest of Australia so, test match day according to each country will kick off after same interval.
1st Twenty20 is scheduled at 7.05pm in Adelaide which means add 10 hours and 25 mins to the 1st test match time mentioned above according to your country. 2nd T20 is schedule for the same time for rest of the world.
All Australia v England one day internationals are day-night games, to start 3 hours and 20 minutes later to time of 1st test match you've above.