Ashes is #1 in Australia
A poll conducted for Cricket Australia has revealed the fairly obvious - the Ashes is the #1 sporting event for Australians
I wonder what a similar poll would reveal in other test playing countries.
I suspect for England, it'd be a tough fight between the Ashes
and some football trophy - either the FA Cup or the UEFA Cup(?). For West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe fans, it'd be "Any damn trophy we can get our hands on". New Zealanders would probably go in favour of the Rugby World Cup while South Africans may be split between the Rugby World Cup and beating Australia in cricket (I wonder why the Australia-South Africa test series doesn't have a trophy associated with it). Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan will definitely vote for cricket. I don't know how the votes would stack up if Indians, Sri Lankans and Pakistanis were to choose between a test/one-day series win against Australia/Pakistan/India/England (as applicable) or a World Cup.
What is your preferred sporting prize? Mine is a test series win over Australia [preferably in Australia], with wins over South Africa [away], Pakistan and England coming a close 2nd, 3rd and 4th. A World Cup win would be nice, but that'd be my 5th choice! I'll take these wins over a hockey World Cup.