The Ashes build up in the media was overwhelming to say the least; but that was nothing compared to the over drive they went into today.
I woke up to over a 100 new entries in my RSS Reader. That has never happened before and I have over a 100 blogs and sites that I subscribe to!
It goes without saying that almost all of those new entries was something or the other about the Ashes, which kicked off today.
Anyhow, so here are my two bits about day 1 of the Ashes.
- Australia have as many as 7 Ashes debutants in their line up. Only Ponting, Katich, Hussey, and Clarke had played an Ashes test before today; meaning that Australia's entire bowling attack is playing their first test against England.
- On the other hand, England have only 4 Ashes debutants - Bopara, Prior, Broad, and Swann.
- Nathan Hauritz 1st Ashes wicket was Kevin Pietersen; not bad was it.
Now for some hearsay from Day 1.