England tour of Australia 2021-22 Test Series – 3rd Test

Australia vs England Test series 2021-22

The Ashes:

The Test series between Australia and England, played in either England or Australia, is known as the Ashes, which started from the series 1882-83 between the teams, as in the previous match of the series, where Australia successfully defended just 84 runs at the Oval.

3rd Test / Boxing Day Test:

Third Test of the 5 match series between Australia and England is going to be played at the MelBourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne starting from December 26th 2021, which is also known as a boxing day test.

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Australia vs England History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the eighty-second bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 39 times. Whereas the opponent won 33 times. 9 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 37 series in a span of 62 years, from 1876-77 to 1938, where the Australia team won 17 times and England team won 20 times.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against England was 8 series from 1989 to 2005.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against England was 8 series from 1989 to 2005.

The consecutive winning streak for England against Australia was 7 series from 1884 to 1891-92.

The longest undefeated streak for England against Australia was 7 series from 1884 to 1891-92.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Australia against England are DWLWL.

Matches:

The teams completed 353 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 148 times, whereas the opponent won 110 times with 95 draws. 

The teams played 19 consecutive tests without any draw from 1884 to 1893, in which Australia won 5 times and England won 14 times.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against England was 8 matches from 1920 to 1921.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against England was 18 matches from 1987 to 1993.

The consecutive winning streak for England against Australia was 7 matches from 1885 to 1888.

The longest undefeated streak for England against Australia was 11 matches from 1968 to 1972.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Australia against England are WWLWL.

The Ashes:

Series:

This is going to be the seventy-second bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 33 times. Whereas the opponent won 32 times. 6 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 32 series in a span of 56 years, from 1882-83 to 1938, where the Australia team won 13 times and England team won 19 times.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against England was 8 series from 1989 to 2005.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against England was 9 series from 1986-87 to 2005.

The consecutive winning streak for England against Australia was 7 series from 1884 to 1891-92.

The longest undefeated streak for England against Australia was 7 series from 1884 to 1891-92.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Australia against England are DWLWL.

Matches:

The teams completed 334 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 138 times, whereas the opponent won 107 times with 89 draws. 

The teams played 19 consecutive tests without any draw from 1884 to 1893, in which Australia won 5 times and England won 14 times.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against England was 8 matches from 1920 to 1921.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against England was 16 matches from 1989 to 1993.

The consecutive winning streak for England against Australia was 7 matches from 1885 to 1888.

The longest undefeated streak for England against Australia was 11 matches from 1968 to 1972.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Australia against England are WWLWL.

Australian Backyard:

Series:

When touring Australia by England, the teams met to play bilateral series 42 times, out of them, the host won the series 24 times and the visitors won 14 times. 4 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 23 series in a span of 86 years, from 1976-77 to 1962-63, where Australia won 13 series, whereas England won 10 series.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against England was 5 series from 1990-91 to 2010-11.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against England was 6 series from 1987-88 to 2010-11.

The consecutive winning streak for England against Australia was 3 series from 1884-85 to 1891-92.

The longest undefeated streak for England against Australia was 3 series from 1884-85 to 1891-92 and from 1962-63 to 1970-71.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Australia against England are WWLWW.

Matches:

On the soil of Australia, the teams faced each other 182 times. Out of them, Australia received victories 97 times and England won 57 times with 28 draws.

The teams played consecutive 72 tests without any draw from 1883 to 1947, in which Australia won 39 games whereas England won 33 matches.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against England was 8 matches from 1920 to 1925 and from 2013 to 2017.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against England was 12 matches from 1937 to 1951 and from 2013 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for England against Australia was 5 matches from 1933 to 1937.

The longest undefeated streak for England against Australia was 7 matches from 1966 to 1974.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Australia against England are WWWDW.

The Ashes @ Australian Backyard:

Series:

When touring Australia by England, the teams met to play bilateral series 35 times, out of them, the host won the series 19 times and the visitors won 14 times. 2 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 20 series in a span of 80 years, from 1882-83 to 1962-63, where Australia won 10 series, whereas England also won 10 series.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against England was 5 series from 1990-91 to 2010-11.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against England was 5 series from 1990-91 to 2010-11.

The consecutive winning streak for England against Australia was 4 series from 1882-83 to 1891-92.

The longest undefeated streak for England against Australia was 4 series from 1882-83 to 1891-92.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Australia against England are WWLWW.

Matches:

On the soil of Australia, the teams faced each other 169 times. Out of them, Australia received victories 88 times and England won 56 times with 25 draws.

The teams played consecutive 71 tests without any draw from 1883 to 1947, in which Australia won 38 games whereas England won 33 matches.

The consecutive winning streak for Australia against England was 8 matches from 1920 to 1925 and from 2013 to 2017.

The longest undefeated streak for Australia against England was 12 matches from 1937 to 1951 and from 2013 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for England against Australia was 5 matches from 1933 to 1937.

The longest undefeated streak for England against Australia was 7 matches from 1966 to 1974.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Australia against England are WWWDW.

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Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the third rank (Australia (108)) and fourth rank (England (107)) team (almost a perfect series). The host is just a (1) point ahead of the visitors.

The Home Team:

The team completed 836 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 396 times and lost 226 times. 2 games resulted in a tie. 212 outings were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 5, then the team will earn 13 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 13 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 4, then the team will earn 11 points without any impact in the rankings. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 11 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 3, then the team will earn 10 points without any impact in the rankings. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 9 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 7 points without any impact in the rankings. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 6 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will earn 4 points without any impact in the rankings. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 4 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

In case of drawing the series, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia are WWLDL.

The Visiting Team:

The team completed 1042 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 378 times and lost 313 times. 351 times, the plays were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 5, then the team will earn 8 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 7 points without any impact in the rankings.

If the team will win with a margin of 4, then the team will earn 7 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 6 points without any impact in the rankings.

If the team will win with a margin of 3, then the team will earn 5 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 4 points without any impact in the rankings.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 4 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 3 points without any impact in the rankings.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will earn 3 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 2 points without any impact in the rankings.

In case of drawing the series, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England are LLLWL.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Melbourne shows the weather would be a mixture of mostly sunny to pretty sunny with showers, as it would be pretty sunny on the third and the fourth day of the game and mostly sunny on the second and the last day of the game with expected showers on the first day. There would be less chances of rain on the second to fifth day, as the precipitation percentage would be between 5% to 10% and 42% on the first day. The temperature would be between 18 to 33 degree Celsius. The speed of wind would be between 10 to 26 kmph.

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne

Toss and Pitch:

Overall:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 81 times out of 113 games, and the selection favoured the teams, as the teams won 40 times and lost 30 times with 11 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LWDLD.

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On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 10 times and lost 16 times with 6 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LLWWW.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 31 matches from 1882 to 1947.

The longest streak of a draw at the venue was 3 matches from 1964 to 1968 and from 1983 to 1986.

Overall, 50 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 46 times with 17 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLWDL.

Particularly, for Australia, the team won the toss 69 times in 113 games. The team won 38 times and lost 20 times with 11 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue, while winning the toss, are LDDWW.

The host never lost the test after choosing to field first since 1998.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue, while losing the toss, are WLWWW.

The first batting team won the matches 56 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 40 times with 17 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LWWDL.

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 143 in 1981, and the highest successful chase 332 in 1928.

The first innings lowest total was 36 in 1932, and the highest total was 604 runs in 1937. For the second inning, the lowest total was 61 in 1902, whereas the highest was 624 runs in 2016. For the third inning, the lowest total was 45 runs in 1932, whereas the highest was 578 runs in 1911. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 80 (completed innings) in 1910, whereas the highest was 417 runs in 1977.

The batting average of the first innings is 32.40 and 31.67 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 27.83, and 26.56 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 56 times at the venue. Australia won 28 times, whereas England won 20 times. 8 encounters were completed as a draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against England at the venue are DWLWW.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The Home Team:

The home side has an above average record at the venue, as the team won 64 times out of 113 played games and lost 32 times with 17 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue are LWLDW.

The Visiting Team:

The visiting team has a below average record, as the team won 20 times and lost 28 outings out of 56. 8 games were completed as a draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue are DLWLL.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Australia:

The home side would like to go with P. Cummins in place of M. Neser and debutant S. Boland in place of injured J. Richardson.

Australia Eleven: D. Warner, M. Harris, M. Labuschagne, S. Smith, T. Head, C. Green, A. Carey, P. Cummins, M. Starc, S. Boland, N. Lyon

England:

The team may go with plenty of changes of Z. Crawley, J. Bairstow, M. Wood and J. Leach in place of R. Burns, O. Pope, C. Woakes and S. Broad.

England Eleven: H. Hameed, Z. Crawley, D. Malan, J. Root, B. Stokes, J. Bairstow, J. Buttler, O. Robinson, M. Wood, J. Anderson, J. Leach

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.