As The Ashes Get Underway, Which Prediction Will Reign True
It is days away. A few more hours and the all the speculation will be replaced with hard fact. Every prediction that was made in the excitement of the forthcoming series will be put to test. Cricket fans everywhere will have their views and opinions on how the series will go, and which players will impose their dominance on the other team.
There is suggestion that pitches will have more life in them compared to the recent past. This will definitely suit the raw pace the Australian team possess. England will not arrive down under without their own fire power. Tremlett gives England height, and he could offer hostile bounce that could shock the Aussies.
But part of the fun is always the predictions, and there are many predictions. However, no one is predicting a whitewash of any sort. In fact, if any do come true, the series could end up being a very competitive one. But the winner will be the team who bowls the better.
First coin toss will be very important
Australian legend Shane Warne has predicted that the Aussies will be victorious. Winning the series 2-1. Who has stated that it will be the Australian bowlers who will make use of the wickets and overpower the English batsmen.
However, ashes winning captain Michael Vaughan believes that the winner of the series will be decided by the winner of the first test. Geoffrey Boycott has also said that the series will be too close to call.
That is the impression of this series. There have been many in the past where the winner was known in advance. But that isn’t the case this year, and the general feeling is that whoever gets ahead in the series will end up winning it. If Australia get their noses ahead then England will have a horrible time, because the home fans and the Aussie side will find themselves in the position of power.
So its almost upon us, the first ball of the Ashes is in the pipeline. Will it be bowled by Anderson or Johnson. It will all be decided by a flip of a coin under blue skies on a field ready for the drama to commence.