Cricinfo: Australia Vs England First Test Live score

Historic Ashes will begin today at Gabba. Australia is the hosts for 2017-18 edition of Ashes. Aussies lost a test match at Gabba was in 1986.In the last 31 years Australia has never lost a test match at Gabba. There has been banter going between the teams before the start of the test match. But now it’s all over and now its over to the field. England has won four out of last five ashes seriess’. Aussies are definite favorites for this year Ashes but the fresh Aussies team overrated according to critics .

Australia Vs England(Ashes) Live score

Can England Defend the title?

Ben Stokes unavailability is a big blow to the Visitors. He is involved in a police case and not allowed to play.Its a huge booster for Australia. Joe Root will lead England team in Ashes for the first time. Its a crucial series for him. Only six of their squad has previous experience in Ashes. They are highly reliant on Alaister Cook, Joe root, Moen ali. Jhony Bairstow. In the last Ashes held in Australia, Aussies won it 5-0.At international level they are more experiance side. Alaister cook was the hero in 2010-11 Ashes . If England are to win , He has to score smiliarly along with contribution from all the players. Currently, He is the only player who stands a chance to break Sachin’s record in test cricket. He as in excess of 30 centuries in test cricket. H e will open the batting with Stonemen.  David Malan was rewarded for his incredible form in domestic circuit. Chris Woakes will also invovle in Ashes for the first time.

Can Aussies take back the trophy?

There were echoes that David warner was injured and ruled out for the test match. But Aussie management has announced his name in playing eleven. Usman  Khawaja, who has been lurking for the place, will play in forthcoming test match. Another surprise inclusion from Aussis side is Shaun Marsh

Ashes Cricinfo prediction

England to win