Ashes Cricket Betting Tips

The Ashes is one of the most decorated sporting rivalries in world sport. It’s not just about the rivalry between England and Australia. It’s the history between two nations that have used the game of cricket to define how it views itself on the international stage. The romance of an Ashes series is unparalleled in cricket!

The 2020-21 Ashes series will be contested in Australia and be the 72nd edition of the rivalry between England and Australia.

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Where is the 2020-21 Ashes being played?

The 2020-21 Ashes will be played in Australia.

When is the 2020-21 Ashes being played?

The 2020-21 Ashes will be played between November 2021 and January 2022.

What venues will host matches at the 2020-21 Ashes?

The five grounds to host matches at the 2020-21 Ashes are expected to be the Gabba, Adelaide Oval, Perth Stadium, Melbourne Cricket Ground and Sydney Cricket Ground.


2020-21 Ashes Cricket Fixtures


The five venues are expected to be the Gabba, Adelaide Oval, Perth Stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground with exact fixtures to be released.

2020-21 AshesWhenGround
First Test November 2021 Gabba, Brisbane
Second Test November 2021 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Third Test December 2021 Perth Stadium, Perth
Fourth Test December 2021 MCG, Melbourne
Fifth Test January 2022 SCG, Sydney

Ashes Cricket History


It all started with a satirical obituary. Immediately after Australia notched their first win on English soil, in 1882 at the Oval, The Sporting Times coined the term The Ashes in its not-so-glorious recap of the defeat. 

The obituary stated that English cricket had died and that “the body will be cremated and the ashes to be taken to Australia”. From then on, the mythical ashes became part of the folklore as the next England tour in 1882-83 was dubbed as “the quest to regain The Ashes”.

England had won two of the three Tests on that tour and were quickly presented a small urn by a group of Melbourne women. It is rumoured that the urn contained the ashes of a wooden bail and were humorously described as “the ashes of Australia cricket”.

Whatever it contained will continue to remain shrouded in mystery, but the legend of the Ashes was definitely born that day! The Ashes alternates between England and Australia at least once every two years. Five Test matches are played at various grounds to decide the winner of the coveted urn. In the series is tied the holder of the urn retains it. 

There are a lot of traditions associated with the Ashes. The Gabba in Brisbane hosts the series opener, Melbourne hosts the Boxing Day Test while Sydney hosts the New Year Test. When it comes to England, the final Ashes Test is traditionally played at the Oval.

The Ashes is a platform where many legends have been born on the cricket field. In recent Australian history we have the grittiness of Alan Border, Steve Waugh and the ‘ball of the century’ from Shane Warne that catapulted him into one of the finest bowlers of his generation. 

For England how about the 2005 Ashes when Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff single-handedly emulated his idol Ian Botham to shock the Aussies and reclaim the Ashes? The Ashes often provides unbelievable moments of sporting achievements that will forever be remembered and celebrated. 

The Ashes has often been controversial, none more so than the infamous ‘Bodyline’ series in 1932-33. England captain Douglas Jardine was wary of the host’s Don Bradman and ordered his fast bowlers to target the Aussie batsmen by bowling at their ribs. England won the series 4-1, but lost a number of fans and the stage was set for further fiery encounters.

There is often no love lost in the Ashes. Who can forget Dennis Lillee coming out to bat with an aluminium bat during the 1979 WACA Test? More recently, the Ashes have featured off-the-filed altercations such as the 2013 tussle outside a bar between David Warner and Joe Root. 

Home advantage is very important in the Ashes with the conditions and pitches varying greatly. The harder pitches in Australia combined with hotter weather are often a challenge for England's players, with the Australians having to adjust to slower pitches in England combined with overcast conditions.

Ashes Cricket Results


There have been 71 Ashes series thus far with Australia winning 33, England 32 with six draws. In overall Tests, there have been 335 matches played with Australia winning 136, England 108 with 91 draws.

AshesPlayedWon by AustraliaWon by EnglandDrawn
All Tests 335 134 (40.6%) 106 (32.1%) 90 (27.3%)
Tests in Australia 167 86 (51.5%) 56 (33.5%) 25 (15%)
Tests in England 168 50 (29.8%) 52 (31%) 66 (39.3%)
All series 70 33 (47.1%) 32 (45.7%) 5 (7.1%)
Series in Australia 35 19 (54.3%) 14 (40%) 2 (5.7%)
Series in England 35 14 (40%) 18 (51.4%) 3 (8.6%)

The Ashes has been dominated by the host nation in recent years, with the hosts winning eight of the last 10 series.

Ashes Cricket Winners


SeriesYearsHostTestsAusEngDrawWinner
72 2021-22 Australia 5 TBC TBC TBC TBC
71 2019 England 5 2 2 1 Drawn
70 2017-18 Australia 5 4 0 1 Australia
69 2015 England 5 2 3 0 England
68 2013-14 Australia 5 5 0 0 Australia
67 2013 England 5 0 3 2 England
66 2010-11 Australia 5 1 3 1 England
65 2009 England 5 1 2 2 England
64 2006-07 Australia 5 5 0 0 Australia
63 2005 England 5 1 2 2 England
62 2002-03 Australia 5 4 1 0 Australia
61 2001 England 5 4 1 0 Australia
60 1998-99 Australia 5 3 1 1 Australia
59 1997 England 6 3 2 1 Australia
58 1994-95 Australia 5 3 1 1 Australia
57 1993 England 6 4 1 1 Australia
56 1990-91 Australia 5 3 0 2 Australia
55 1989 England 6 4 0 2 Australia
54 1986-87 Australia 5 1 2 2 England
53 1985 England 6 1 3 2 England
52 1982-83 Australia 5 2 1 2 Australia
51 1981 England 6 1 3 2 England
50 1978-79 Australia 6 1 5 0 England
49 1977 England 5 0 3 2 England
48 1975 England 4 1 0 3 Australia
47 1974-75 Australia 6 4 1 1 Australia
46 1972 England 5 2 2 1 Drawn
45 1970-71 Australia 6 (7) 0 2 4 England
44 1968 England 5 1 1 3 Drawn
43 1965-66 Australia 5 1 1 3 Drawn
42 1964 England 5 1 0 4 Australia
41 1962-63 Australia 5 1 1 3 Drawn
40 1961 England 5 2 1 2 Australia
39 1958-59 Australia 5 4 0 1 Australia
38 1956 England 5 1 2 2 England
37 1954-55 Australia 5 1 3 1 England
36 1953 England 5 0 1 4 England
35 1950-51 Australia 5 4 1 0 Australia
34 1948 England 5 4 0 1 Australia
33 1946-47 Australia 5 3 0 2 Australia
32 1938 England 4 (5) 1 1 2 Drawn
31 1936-37 Australia 5 3 2 0 Australia
30 1934 England 5 2 1 2 Australia
29 1932-33 Australia 5 1 4 0 England
28 1930 England 5 2 1 2 Australia
27 1928-29 Australia 5 1 4 0 England
26 1926 England 5 0 1 4 England
25 1924-25 Australia 5 4 1 0 Australia
24 1921 England 5 3 0 2 Australia
23 1920-21 Australia 5 5 0 0 Australia
22 1912 England 3 0 1 2 England
21 1911-12 Australia 5 1 4 0 England
20 1909 England 5 2 1 2 Australia
19 1907-08 Australia 5 4 1 0 Australia
18 1905 England 5 0 2 3 England
17 1903-04 Australia 5 2 3 0 England
16 1902 England 5 2 1 2 Australia
15 1901-02 Australia 5 4 1 0 Australia
14 1899 England 5 1 0 4 Australia
13 1897-98 Australia 5 4 1 0 Australia
12 1896 England 3 1 2 0 England
11 1894-95 Australia 5 2 3 0 England
10 1893 England 3 0 1 2 England
9 1891-92 Australia 3 2 1 0 Australia
8 1890 England 2 (3) 0 2 0 England
7 1888 England 3 1 2 0 England
6 1887-88 Australia 1 0 1 0 England
5 1886-87 Australia 2 0 2 0 England
4 1886 England 3 0 3 0 England
3 1884-85 Australia 5 2 3 0 England
2 1884 England 3 0 1 2 England
1 1882-83 Australia 3 1 2 0 England

Ashes Cricket Squads


The 17-man squads for the Ashes series will be released by England and Australia closer to the start of the 2020-21 Ashes.

Ashes Cricket Betting Odds


The Ashes cricket betting odds feature three main markets - Australia and England to win the series and a draw. Bookmakers also offer various player markets such as Ashes top batsman, Ashes top bowler, top Australia Ashes bowler and top England Ashes bowler. 

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Ashes Cricket Bet of the Day


Check our bet of the day for the Ashes cricket with tips including series winner, double chance, test match results and top batsman.

Ashes Cricket Live Streaming


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Ashes Cricket Highlights


Catch up on all the ashes action by watching highlights of the days play and catch up on whole test matches. The England & Wales Cricket Board Youtube channel is a great place to start.

Stay in touch with all the news from the Ashes including squad selections, injuries and weather updates. 


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