Dec 27, 2014

The Ashes 2005 series which was played in England was arguably the most thrilling series of the modern era and burly all-rounder Andrew Flintoff was undoubtedly the star of this historic series. England who had last won the Ashes in 1987 were desperate for a win. A win against an Australian side studded with names like Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Brett Lee among others seemed improbable. Some critics even went on to predict a 5-0 whitewash in favour of Australia.

But England proved them wrong, they went on to clinch the series in the most amazing fashion, thanks to significant contributions by Flintoff with both, bat and ball. With 402 runs including a century he was the third highest run-scorer for England in the series and his 24 wickets at an average of 27.29 placed him on top of the England wicket-taking chart. This was the series Freddie truly lived up to his potential as an all-rounder and made a name for himself among legends.