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.
Late Australian cricketer Sydney Gregory played 58 Tests, of which 52 were played against England, and so he holds the record of most Ashes appearances by a player.
Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh was just eight matches shy of breaking Gregory’s long-standing record as he played in 45 Tests against England.
Let us look at three Australian players amongst the active international players to have the most appearances in Ashes.
Three Australia Players With Most Ashes Games
3) David Warner (23)
Warner played his first Ashes match at the Old Trafford in Manchester in the 2013 Ashes in England. He scored 120 runs from three games in his debut Ashes series.
Warner has scored 1615 runs against England from 23 Test matches at an average of 39.39 including 12 fifty-plus scores and three centuries.
However, Warner had a lean patch in the last edition of the Ashes where he could just amass 95 runs from 10 innings at a dismal average of 9.50.
Looking at his form in the T20 World Cup, where he was the second-highest run-scorer, a resounding comeback against Broad could be expected in Down Under.