England Cricket Team, Ashes
England. (Credits: Twitter)
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For an avid follower of Test cricket, Ashes is supposed to be one of the thrilling contests that is played between Australia and England.

If one opens the archives of this blockbuster series then they will discover collections of historic moments that were glorious for the respective teams and their fans.

The Ashes 2021-22 is set to commence on December 8 at the Gabba in Brisbane, a venue which the Australians would hold up as their pride not before they lost their first game to India in 32 years.

Australia are the current holders of Ashes after they drew 2-2 in 2019 in England to retain the urn. Australia had blanked England 4-0 in the 2017/18 series at home.

Playing Ashes is definitely one of the biggest achievements for any player from both sides because of the series’ acclaimed stature.

In Test cricket, a player’s success is measured not just by his individual brilliance but for how long he can perform consistently for his side.

India-born player Michael Cowdry holds the record of most caps in Ashes for his 43 appearances for England against the Aussies.

Colin Cowdry
Colin Cowdry. Credits: Wisden

Let us look at three English players amongst the active international players to have the most appearances in Ashes.

3) Joe Root: 27

The current England Test captain played his first Ashes game at the Lord’s in 2013 Ashes and slammed 180 in the second innings to bag the player of the match award as England won by 347 runs.

Joe Root
Joe Root en route to his hundred at Headingley. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Root is currently in the form of his life as he has amassed 1455 runs from 12 Tests in this calendar year so far. Root could become the first batter to score 2000 Test runs in a single calendar year.

The 30-year-old will have to overcome his batting woes in Down Under, where he has accumulated 570 runs from 17 innings at an average of 38.

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