The stage is all set for the intense rivalry between the two arch-rivals. The Australia-England rivalry hands down a better bilateral series than most others.
Ashes is a major reason that the oldest format of this game which is the test cricket has been able to make it this far, otherwise, it might have lost its charm years ago.
The onus for the hosting for the 71st Ashes is all on England. The first test match is a four-day match.
Details of the first test.
The first test will be played on the 1st of August 11 am local. The venue for the inaugural match is Edgbaston, which has a capacity of 25000, and you can expect them all to be occupied. Sky Sports has bagged the streaming rights for this year’s Ashes which means you won’t be able to stream it live on YouTube or anywhere else.
For those willing to watch if from their homes can watch it on Sky Sports. The live feed will begin from 10 am local each match day. Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to stream the matches via the Sky Sports apps.
For those not having a Sky Sports subscription can watch it on NOW TV without any prior subscription.
Everything you need to about this series.
This is the 71st Ashes and still, both the teams are pretty balanced. Australia has the faintest of the advantage by winning one more series than its competitors.
This year England is led by Joe Root and the opponents are headed but Tim Paine the wicketkeeper-batsman.
With both teams pumped with enthusiasm, ready to lock horns on the 22 yards, we are assured to witness a series that will impart loads of delight to cricket fans not just of the two competing nations, but round the globe.