In this report for BBC Stumped on the BBC World Service I’m at The Gabba in Brisbane looking ahead to the 2017-18 Ashes series between Australia and England.
England will resume more than 140 years of rivalry with Australia when the Ashes begins in Brisbane. But why is the Gabba one of the most daunting venues for visiting teams? Famous for its fast and bouncy pitch, Australia haven’t lost a test match there since 1988.
In a special report for Stumped, Simon Parker takes a look at what Joe Root’s team can expect from the so-called “Field of Screams”.
Listen to the full report here.
November 19, 2017