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About The Ashes 2006
Ashes 2006 will be held in Australia. The Ashes series, considered by many as the greatest cricketing battle in the world, is held every two years and played between arch rivals England and Australia. England won the last Ashes, thereby emerging victorious for the first time since 1987.

The 2006-'07 Ashes is a very eagerly awaited tournament. England pulled off a surprise victory in 2005. Many blamed Australia's complacency and over confidence for their defeat. So this time around Australia will look to attack from the beginning. The series being held in Australia will prove to be beneficial for the hosts.

The venues for the five Tests have been finalized and the tickets were sold out in record time. It just goes on to show the great level of popularity and anticipation with which Ashes 2006 is awaited. The venues for the five Tests are:

  • Brisbane- 1st Test (23-27 November)

  • Adelaide -2nd Test (1-5 December)

  • Perth- 3rd Test (14-18 December)

  • Melbourne- 4th Test (26-30 December)

  • Sydney- 5th Test (2-6 January)

Injury however might be a deterrent to the tournament. With many top and key players out with injury, both sides will be have to be careful in choosing the best possible team while substituting the injured players. England's captain Michael Vaughan, one of the most successful players in the 2005 Ashes, is out with an injury and so are stars like Andrew Flintoff and Ashley Giles. While Vaughan is unlikely to recover before the Ashes, England would desperately hope for the others to prove their fitness. Australia too are plagued by the same problem. While Glenn McGrath might not be available due to a personal crisis, senior players like Shane Warne, Jason Gillespie and Adam Gilchrist have shown signs of injury and may be unavailable for the Ashes. To have the Ashes without these big names is not only a loss for the teams, but also a huge loss for the fans who almost put their lives on hold while eating and breathing cricket over the duration of the series!

If England can manage to win or draw the Ashes 2006, then it will indeed be a glorious moment in the English cricketing history. Australia have dominated the Ashes for almost two decades and with a win in 2005, England have finally shown a fighting spirit that every cricket lover would hate to see end. So with such huge expectations from such a huge tournament, Ashes 2006 will not be anything short of a cracker. gives you information and details about the Ashes 2006.

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