The scene above sends shivers of pain and fear through all Australian cricket lovers. Nothing stirs the loins of a fan like the Ashes and 2013 provides an absolute feast of hostilities between these two most patriotic rivals. Because of the 2015 World Cup held in Australia the series in Oz has been brought forward a year. So in 2013 there will be five Ashes Tests held in England followed just months later by a series in Australia. For some it may seem like overkill, for others it is a dream come true. And in all likelihood it will be a battle between the No.1 and No.2 ranked Test teams in the world at the time. Yum.
Photo by Getty Nov 26, 2012