Cricket’s biggest stars to go to Australia, Australia says | Newsweek
AUSTRALIA’S biggest stars will be coming to Australia this summer.
It’s been reported that England captain George Bailey, India’s Sachin Tendulkar, and India’s Virat Kohli will all be on the move by the end of the year, following the exit of Test skipper and captain Steven Smith and former captain Graeme Smith, respectively.
There are also reports of the England captain Ben Stokes and India opener Harbhajan Singh, and former Australia captain Michael Clarke, who is currently on tour in Australia.
New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum is also reportedly set to make the trip.
Australia has been the host of the world cricket’s top internationals since the inaugural Ashes series in England in 2010.
The Test match format has evolved to accommodate the new format and the rise of a global audience.
Australian teams will be looking to avoid the same fate as the two teams from India who were relegated from the Ashes in 2017.
England’s batsmen are expected to play a significant role in the tour.
Stokes is set to be England’s leading bowler in the Test series, with the batsman leading the attack.
India’s Kohli is the leading spinner, with his partnership with Mitchell Starc making him the most prolific batsman in the series.
However, both sides have been under heavy criticism for their batting and lack of runs in recent months.
Both sides are also set to face a tough test against a team that has been widely expected to take the series away from them.
This is the third Ashes Test series England have lost, with Australia beating New Zealand in the final in 2010 and losing to England in the semi-finals in 2016.
“There are a lot of exciting games to come, it’s always good to be part of it,” England batsman Moeen Ali said after the series win in 2017 in England.
In 2018, Australia’s Test squad were the only ones left in the Ashes series.