Australia are leading 2-1 in the ongoing Ashes.
During the franchise cricket era, the test match attracted much criticism, and there was even talk of a four-day test match to keep it going. When asked about it by former India captain Virat Kohli, the 34-year-old backtracked on plans altogether, but Test cricket is still struggling to score in terms of attendance.
But things are changing these days. England’s buzzball tactic has not only contributed to the team’s victory over the best teams in the world, but it has also succeeded in keeping the fans entertained, which is why it is currently causing quite a stir.
Australia are also a top-tier team, having won the World Test Championship in recent years, and fans have been eagerly waiting to see these two teams face each other at Ashes 2023.
England should bounce back from a humiliating 4-0 defeat in the final game of a big series, especially after another revolution. However, Australia surprised them, beating them in the first two games of a five-game series. England won the third match, but most importantly, it was a close game with both teams potentially crossing the line.
Former India captain Souraf Ganguly said he was very impressed with the style of cricket being played between the two rivals and explained how important it is to get Test cricket. . He called Running Ash a great affair and praised the game’s longest format.
“People keep questioning Test cricket…the last four test matches…they show everyone why we need to keep playing cricket and keep it in top shape. I hope you did…it was truly amazing to see…Mr. Ganguly tweeted on Sunday, July 9. “Can be formatted anywhere in the world.”
Notably, the historic rivalry’s fourth leg starts at Old Trafford on 19 July. England want to win and stay hopeful of winning the urn for the first time in eight years, while Australia want to complete the task in Manchester.