Ashes 2023: The Ashes is an iconic Test cricket series which is played between England and Australia. For the unversed, the first Ashes series was played in 1882-83 and it received rave reviews among the fans of that time.
The Ashes series which is played every two years is said to be one of the most prestigious cricketing rivalries in the sport. Thus, it triggers a lot of interest and excitement among the fans from across the world.
Ashes 2023 is an upcoming Test series to be played between England and Australia in June and July 2023. For the record, the five venues that will host the series are Edgbaston, Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford and The Oval.
Over the years, Australian cricket has witnessed top-quality players. With some players having age on their side, it might be a possibility that the upcoming series could be their last Ashes. Now, in this article, we will now take a look at the three Australian players who might be playing their last Ashes series.
1. Nathan Lyon will most likely be hanging his boot after Ashes 2023
Nathan Lyon is the best Test spinner in Australian cricket team. The 35-year-old has taken as many as 482 wickets in 119 Tests for Australia including 19 four-wicket hauls and 23 five-wicket hauls.
With Tom Murphy raising through the ranks, it is likely that he would be a long-term replacement for Nathan Lyon in Test cricket.
2. David Warner may be playing his last Test series in Ashes 2023
David Warner has been a loyal servant to Australian cricket across all three formats of the game. The experienced cricketer’s form with regards to Test cricket has steadily declined. There are high chances that he might not play Ashes again after Ashes 2023.
Australia is already looking around in the market for a few openers that start with Travis Head who may be the next big thing in Australian colours but at least he is being looked at as the successor of Warner.
3. Mitchell Starc may start focusing on shorter formats of the game
Mitchell Starc who plays for the Australian national team and New South Wales in domestic cricket has been the best pacer for the national cricket team for several years now.
The left-arm paceman has quite often struggled with injuries and with age on his side, chances are high that he might not play Ashes after Ashes 2023. He took 306 wickets in 77 Tests.