STATS BOMB: The Ashes of Australia

The 2015 Ashes has been one of the most bewildering test series ever played. All four tests so far have been one-sided, and there has perhaps, never been a series where so little cricket has been played to produce such rapid results. 

However, Cook’s England has regained the Ashes with the Oval test yet to go. This has been a journey of redemption for England, after being destroyed in Australia in 2013. 
 
Let’s take a look at some factual and some not-so-factual numbers from this series.
 
4: Number of Ashes series Australia has lost in England, consecutively
4: Number of Australian fans who still remember that they’re the new World Champions
3: Number of seconds it will take for Shane Warne to blame this mauling on age, fitness, wives, girlfriends, mistresses, baked beans and Marlon Samuels 
 
 
3: Total number of tests won by Australia in England since 2005
2: Number of Ashes series won by Cook as Captain 
13: Number of Ashes tests won by Australia since 2005 (5 in 2007, 5 in 2013)
12: Number of Ashes tests won by England since 2005, including 3 in Australia
 
8: Number of Aussie test careers expected to end after this series
8: Number of hairs left on Steve Smith’s face after failing in four consecutive innings and watching Root take over the no. 1 test batsman ranking
9: Number of beers David Warner must have had after Root became the best batsman in the world 
10: Number of hairs left on coach Darren Lehmann’s head after watching 10 Aussie wickets fall in 111 balls at Nottingham 
 
5: Number of Ashes series England has won since 2005
5: Total number of cricketing days it took for England to win the third and fourth tests 
5: Number of Aussie test wins predicted by McGrath and Warne before the series 
5: Number of humble pies to be had by them and Piers Morgan, who had said he would run for Pope if England won the Ashes without KP under Cook
 
34: The age at which Michael Clarke will end his international career
32: The age at which Misbah-ul-Haq and Michael Hussey started their international careers
50: The age at which the Sri Lankan board wanted Sangakkara to retire 
 
1: Number of tears seen escaping Clarke’s eyes at the presentation ceremony
2: Number of tears seen escaping Cook’s eyes at the same ceremony
0: Number of sober faces seen in the English dressing room an hour later
 
 
 
20: Number of times the word ‘soul-searching’ is being used by Lehmann and the selectors after four tests
21: Number of Australian fans who thought Clarke deserved a full farewell series
23: Number of tests BCCI wanted Clarke to play as part of his two-year long farewell tour
 
80: Probability that Clarke will become a commentator later this year
80: Probability that Afridi will retire for the 20th time in 2015 
70: Probability that BCCI will schedule an abrupt tour to Australia to take advantage of their team in ‘transition’
10: Number of Indian fans who believe that their team could win a test Down Under despite Clarke’s retirement 
 
4: Number of English bowlers to take six-fours in the last four innings
5: Number of heart attacks suffered by test legends like Dravid and Kallis after watching the batting run rates and collapses in this series

Did you like this blog?*
How did you find this blog?*
What kind of articles would you like to read on the blog?*
Name:*
E-mail:*

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


+ 9 = thirteen

More in Cricket

All articles/blogs are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2016 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Subscribe to our email newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news!
Thank You For Subscribing To Us!

Now get regular updates on the latest entertainment news and style trends.

Providing you with the best of Bollywood, Hollywood, style and more.
Get the best in entertainment, while keeping yourself entertained!
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×
WordPress Popup