Ashes 2017: England cricket fan travels for 3 months, covers 35,000 kms to witness Ashes

Miller, a teacher by profession, used only land and sea routes to reach his destination

Ed Miller, an ardent England cricket fan, travelled for three months and covered almost 35,000 kilometres to reach Australia to witness the Ashes series. Interestingly, Miller, a teacher by profession, used only land and sea routes to reach his destination.

Miller travelled to Australia via Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

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While sharing his journey experience with the International Cricket Council (ICC) officials, Miller said that his love for cricket and travel made him to undertake the journey.

Miller told ICC,

It was really mixing my love of cricket and travel.

Miller added,

I loved watching TV shows by people like Michael Palin and Charley Boorman and seeing their overland journeys, and always wanted to emulate them but in my own way. And knowing that I wanted to visit Australia for the Ashes series seemed to be a perfect way of mixing them. Undoubtedly it has been an experience of a lifetime, and it has been great to meet so many people from all walks of life.

Miller finally arrived in Australia almost three months after he embarked on the journey and witnessed the first day of the first Test match of the Ashes series between England and Australia and Gabba.

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England will play five Test matches against Australia in the Ashes and Miller predicted that his favourite team will register a 3-2 win over the Australians.

Meanwhile, Australia bowled out England for 302. England lost its last six wickets for 56 runs after Joe Root-led side resumed on November 24 at 196-4 and steadily progressed to 246 without further loss.