Australia vs England, 5th Ashes Test Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

Australia vs England, 5th Ashes Test Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

Joe Root (1971) requires 29 runs to complete 2000 Ashes runs.

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Australia cricket team. (Photo by Daniel Pockett – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

After escaping from a loss and managing a draw in the fourth Test in Sydney, England would look to end the tour on a high by claiming a solitary win against the dominating Australian side in the fifth and final Test of the Ashes series, starting on January 14, 2022, in Hobart. It will be the first Test at the venue since the home side’s loss to South Africa in the year 2016 and also it will be the first time that Hobart will be hosting an Ashes Test match.

Speaking of the last Test, Usman Khawaja stole the show completely with twin hundreds on his Test comeback as Steve Smith and Cameron Green both struck the fifties in the match as well. Scott Boland was the pick of the Australian bowlers as he took seven wickets in the match. For the visitors, Jonny Bairstow finally struck a century for his team on this tour in the first innings as Ben Stokes notched up 66 and 60 runs respectively in the Test.

A win seemed a formality for the hosts but resilience from Jack Leach and Stuart Broad towards the end in the final session denied the Kangaroos a 4-0 lead in the series. The tourists will look to end Australia’s formidable and dominant record of nine out of nine wins in Day/Night Test matches while the team from down under would hope for the same scoreline of 4-0, which was in the previous Ashes series in Australia in 2017/18.

Meanwhile, here are some of the stats and numbers ahead of Australia vs England, 5th Ashes Test:

Head-to-Head: Arch-rivals Australia and England have faced each other in 355 Test matches with the Kangaroos winning 149 Tests, losing 110 times and 96 clashes were ended up in a draw. In Australia, both have met 184 times with the hosts clinching victories on 98 occasions, losing 57 times and 29 matches were drawn. Pat Cummins and his side have an outstanding track record in Day/night affairs as Australia has emerged victorious in all the nine encounters that they have played.

2 – Steve Smith (12998) needs two runs to reach 13000 runs across formats.

4 – Alex Carey (146) needs four fours to complete 150 fours in international cricket.

3 – Joe Root (147) needs three catches to reach 150 catches in Tests.

21 – Steve Smith (3017) needs 21 runs to go past David Gower (3037) and become the fifth-highest run-scorer in The Ashes.

29 – Joe Root (1971) requires 29 runs to complete 2000 Ashes runs.

4 – Stuart Broad (125) needs fours wickets to surpass Ian Botham (128) and Dennis Lillee (128) and become the fourth-highest wicket-taker in The Ashes.

112 – David Warner (1888) needs 112 runs to reach 2000 runs in The Ashes.

7 – Ben Stokes (593) needs seven fours to complete 600 fours in Tests.

7 – David Warner (893) requires seven fours to reach 900 fours in Test matches.

99 – Travis Head (1401) requires 99 runs to reach 1500 runs in Tests.

1 – James Anderson (99) is one grab away from reaching 100 catches in Test cricket.

7 – Travis Head (2993) requires seven runs to reach 3000 runs across formats.

4 – Ben Stokes (146) is fours grabs away from reaching 150 catches in international cricket.

8 – Chris Woakes (292) needs eight wickets to reach 300 wickets across formats.

80 – Usman Khawaja (4920) is 80 runs away from completing 5000 runs in international cricket.

4 – Jonny Bairstow (196) requires four catches to complete 200 catches in Test cricket.

64 – Dawid Malan (2436) is 64 runs away from completing 2500 runs in international cricket.

5 – Nathan Lyon (445) is five wickets away from reaching 450 wickets across formats.

2 – Jhye Richardson (48) needs two wickets to complete 50 wickets in international cricket.

1 – Stuart Broad (99) is one grab away from completing 100 catches across formats.

54 – Zak Crawley (946) needs 54 runs to reach 1000 runs across formats.