5 Australian players hated by England
The Ashes is considered perhaps cricket's greatest rivalry.
If England and Australia were two smug people bound by a historic alliance, their Facebook 'relationship status' would read - ''It's complicated''.
Brought together under the purview of Commonwealth, England and Australia have never been at war, however, there is no shying away from sporting warfare.
Matters like historic enmity and cultural oppositions between the two proud nations are dealt with on a cricket pitch.
Therefore, during the Ashes Test series, players from both the countries try to punch well above their weight and become overnight national heroes.
Both England and Australia are obsessed with beating each other as it gives a zing no other victory can offer.
More often than not, the intimately entwined rivalry gets permeated beyond the pitch and the desire to exact revenge takes over.
Due to their excessive bullying, theatrics and grudge matches, these 5 Australians stood out to become the greatest cricketing villains in England.
Australia and England will renew their Ashes rivalry when they cross swords in the first 2017-18 Ashes Test on 23rd November at the Gabba.
The hosts' vice-captain David Warner has fired the opening shots by saying that the Australian team will take motivation for the upcoming series from their hatred towards England.
In 2013, following the Edgbaston defeat in ICC Champions Trophy in England, Australia’s chief agitator, famously punched Joe Root in a bar in Birmingham and was excluded for two warm-up games by CA.
Later that year in the return series, he claimed that the tourists had 'scared eyes' during the first Test in Brisbane.
Recently, Warner revealed that he punched Root four years ago because he thought the English batsman was mocking Hashim Amla.