The Ashes Test series is one of the oldest forms of Test series and rivalry between England-Australia, played for over 100 years. “The Ashes” is enjoyed by every cricket fan, because it involves a lot of incredible comebacks, controversies, and excitement, not just between the two teams but it also drives the crowd into this.
The Ashes 2023 test series was retained by the mighty Australia, they lost their last Ashes test series in the year 2015 by a 3-2 margin in England only since then they have retained the Ashes for the 4th consecutive time. The Ashes 2023 test series was also part of the ongoing WTC 2025 cycle. England did a really strong comeback despite of 2-0 down and leveling up the 5-match Ashes 2023 test series by 2-2, they could have won the series easily but unfortunately, rain spoiled Day 5 of the Manchester 4th Test match which ended in a draw.
Players who were Featured in their last Ashes 2023 Test Series
Stuart Broad: This legend has announced his retirement at the end of the 4th Day of the 5th Test match at Kennington Oval, London. This guy served his nation for around 17 years and took 604 wickets, he is also the 5th highest wicket-taker in the world and 2nd highest as a fast bowler. He ended his career on a high note by taking 22 wickets in The Ashes 2023 test series.
Moeen Ali: Along with Stuart Broad, Moeen Ali also announced his retirement once again but this time he mentioned that he won’t make a U-turn. Earlier this year, Moeen Ali announced his retirement then Ben Stokes asked him to return back for The Ashes 2023. now it will be very interesting to see because England has a next Test tour against India on the subcontinent pitches.
David Warner: Australian star batsman Warner, who played more than 100 test matches and averages around 45 already gave a hint about his retirement just before the WTC 2023 final that he wants to play his final test match in Sydney against Pakistan in January 2024. This also sums up that this Ashes 2023 test series was probably his last one.
James Anderson: He is the only fast bowler in his 40s and he is still passionately representing his side in Test cricket. This Ashes 2023 test series was not that much went well for him where he could only take just 5 wickets in the 4 matches. This also turned into a topic of discussion about his retirement, well, England won’t be facing Australia at least till June 2025 so there’s a high probability that he might not feature in the next The Ashes.
Steve Smith: Steve Smith is currently the best Test batsman of the current generation, whose average is almost around 60. It is expected that this Ashes 2023 test series could be his last away Ashes because Australia will come to England again in the calendar year 2027. Steve Smith also has the 2nd best average amongst the Fab 4 group in the entire WTC cycle.
Usman Khawaja: Khawaja is probably the best opening Test batsman in the entire WTC cycle where he is nearly averaging 55. He is also 36 years old and will also turn 37 this December, it is also expected that he will take retirement after the end of this WTC 2025 cycle. As present as an opener, Usman has the joint most number of centuries along with Indian skipper Rohit Sharma in the entire WTC cycle, and Khawaja has the 2nd most number of half-centuries as well.