Ashes 2023 1st Test Predictions: Expert Opinions and Analysis

Ashes 2023

The Ashes 2023 will start on 16 June and conclude on 31 July 2023. The first match of the Ashes series will be played at Edgbaston and will begin at 3:30 IST. In this article, you will find Test prediction Expert Opinions and Analysis.

Ben Stokes led England looks confident ahead of the Ashes series. Coach Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes are ready to give a tough fight to Australia. Meanwhile, Australia is very much sure to give a fight because they have recently crushed India in the WTC Final 2023.

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Since Brendon McCullum become a coach and Ben Stokes become captain of England, they have won 11 out of 13 last test matches. They have lost against South Africa and  New Zealand by a small margin.

England has requested to prepare a flat track to play Bazball so that England’s batting will be very confident and perfect. England’s opening pair is convinced that Zak Crawley and BenDukett will open. On the other hand, harry brook is one of the middle-order batters. He already smashed 818 runs in 11 tests with an average of 81.80.

England pacer James Anderson is looking in perfect form. He has scalped 34 wickets in the last eight Test matches, and Broad took 33 in the previous seven. They are confident to prove themselves again.

On the other hand, Australia recently won WTC Final against India. Australia consists of a strong batting lineup opening with David Warner. He is currently out of form and can bounce back at any time.

In the last couple of years, Australia has been the second-highest run-getter, and they look sure to give a tough fight in the Ashes series. Steve Smith will be one of the most destructive batters in the Ashes series. Till now, smith scored 1882 in England in 32 innings and smashed seven hundred and seven fifties with an average of 60.70.

Expert Opinion On Ashes 2023

According to the report of, David Lloyd said Australia would give a tough fight against England, and it would be a massive tournament. While Australia has a formidable attack, England will have their own game.

On the other hand, Nasser Hussain said England and Australia would give a tough fight. But England is playing their brand of cricket and is confident of winning the First Test.