The Role of Fast Bowlers in the Ashes


After playing in the World Test Championship 2023 Final against India, Australia will be staying in England for two more months to contest the most popular rivalry against their arch-rivals for a very long time, England. Australia won the Ashes last time around at home, and that series played a really important role in them reaching the WTC Final.

This Ashes series will also mark the beginning of the new cycle of World Test Championships for both Australia and England. Both teams will be preparing for a fierce battle as England and Australia try to win the Ashes and start the cricket season on a good note.

It is said that batters might win you matches, but it is the bowlers who win you tournaments and series because you will not win a match unless you bowl out the opposition team. In a test match, if a team doesn’t take 20 wickets, they don’t have any chance of winning, even if they score a lot of runs. So the fast bowlers of both teams will have a crucial job to do in the Ashes.

The bowling attack of England will comprise James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Matty Potts, Josh Tongue, and Mark Wood. It is as lethal as a bowling attack could get and has the power to dismiss any batting lineup. The three favourite pacers to start the series will be James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Mark Wood, but all of them will be rotated throughout because Ashes is a long and very important series.

Australia’s pace attack will consist of their captain, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, and Michael Neser. The starters will obviously be Pat Cummins, Hazelwood, and Starc. Cameron Green will play the role of the fourth pacer in the team and has the capability to bowl very well whenever the team requires it.

The Ashes this time are going to be a battle between the bowling attacks of both teams, where Nathan Lyon and Moeen Ali will be the spinners. The team that bowls better and takes more wickets in the series will be crowned the Ashes champion.