Just two months after England retained the Ashes with a 3-0 victory over Australia, one of sport’s most iconic series has begun once again at the Gabba in Brisbane. Hoggy has featured across a range of media platforms including BBC News, BBC Radio 5 Live and Sky Sports News commenting on the build-up and reaction to the series.
England began bowling on the first day of the Test and enjoyed a successful day with the ball, leaving the hosts on 273-8. Stuart Broad was the pick of the bowlers taking five wickets despite the taunts of the Australian fans, while Jimmy Anderson took two and Chris Tremlett one.
A seventh wicket partnership of 114 between Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson steadied the home team after England’s exceptional bowling reduced them to 132-6. England are currently bidding for a fourth successive Ashes series triumph for the first time in 123 years.
Hoggy said: ‘England are in a strong position to claim another Ashes victory and they have started this campaign well. Last series, their bowlers were excellent while a lot of the batsmen didn’t put in their best performances so it will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow.”
Hoggy will be featuring on an Ashes special on this Saturday’s edition of ‘Fighting Talk’ hosted by fellow Ashes legend Freddie Flintoff.
Tune in to BBC Radio 5 Live on Saturday 23rd November at 11am to listen to Hoggy on air.