By NATALIA HAWK
The Southern Stars are currently ranked number one in the world.
Haven’t heard of them? I’m not surprised. They’re our women’s national cricket team, and yet they get very little coverage in Australian media – not nearly as much as the men’s cricket team is fortunate enough to get.
And that’s really sad, because just this week, the Southern Stars packed up their bags and flew over to the UK to take part in the Ashes battle against England. They’re the overwhelming favourites to win, they’re world champions, and they really need Australia’s support, as they have a serious chance of taking victory.
To give you a bit of a briefing: in the past, the Ashes have consisted of one test match, which is a four day game. But this year, it’s been changed to a multi-series format, involving a four-day test match, three one-day internationals, and three 20/20 matches.
All the different matches are worth points. The test match is worth six points, and all the other matches are worth two points each.