The ashes 2010/11 schedule has been revealed with the only surprise being that the final test in Sydney has been delayed by a day and will begin on the 3rd January rather than 2nd January as with previous years. This gives the players an extra days rest after the Boxing day test match in Melbourne.
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Ricky Ponting is a key player for Australia as he is the Captain and most experienced batsman in the line up, however he has a big point to prove after some recent lackluster performances.
England’s Captain and rock of the last 12 months is sure to come under intense pressure opening the batting for England. Can he overcome the force of Australia’s bowling attack to keep the ashes?
After a promising start to his test career with the ball and showing some good promise with the bat can Mitchell Johnson lead the Australian team to victory down under?
Having being left out the ODI matches against Pakistan to play 4 day cricket for his new County Surrey, can Kevin Pietersen rediscover his form of 2005 and help England retain the ashes.