This year is unique in the world of cricket as England and Australia contest back-to-back Ashes series, with the first beginning at Trent Bridge next month before the current urn holders tour Down Under this winter.
Australia arrive in England weaker than at any stage in the past two decades, and the hosts are having become used to the unaccustomed tag of Ashes favourites, having triumphed in the past two series.
The Aussies, led by captain Michael Clarke, have only five players in their squad to have played an Ashes match in England, and will be up against it when the eagerly-awaited series begins in July.
Australia, however, can never be discounted and, in Clarke, they have a skipper that leads by example, and any success in England this summer will surely be dependant on his form with the bat.
Whatever happens in the Ashes series in England, it is sure to be a set of Test matches full of drama as the two great enemies do battle once again - before the rivalry is reignited in the winter.
Ahead of the Ashes, we here at GMS thought we would offer up the chance for you to test your knowledge on the most historic of cricket series in the quiz above.