It's here, the battle for Sports smallest Trophy. 5 Test Matches over 7 Weeks between the 2 old rivals. ENGLAND In buoyant mood following Their thrilling victory in the limited overs World Cup, Playing at Home gives Them a big advantage. Strengths : Deep batting order, no Team in World Cricket can match Their middle and late order's ability to overcome losing early wickets and right the ship. Strong and varied bowling attack ideally suited to English conditions. Weakness : Captain Joe Root is the only proven player in the top 4 slots in the batting order, the rest have much to prove, England have tried many different Players over the last few Years and none have really impressed. AUSTRALIA Boosted by the return of their Captain (returning from his 1 Year ban for cheating), the current Ashes holders will be determined to reverse the recent trend of Home victories and avenge their CWC semi-final defeat by England. Strengths : Captain Steve Smith is arguably the Worlds best Test Match Batsman (India's Virat Kohli is the only Player Who could argue with that) and anchors a solid top order. The bowling attack has plenty of quality Fast Bowlers and Nathan Lyon is a proven Spinner if the Pitch is turning. Weaknesses : The middle and late order batting isn't strong and has been letting Australia down for quite a while. The Fast Bowlers might be a bit one dimensional and better suited to the hard bouncy pitches and sunny skies of Australia than the flatter pitches and cloudy skies of England.