England are set to take on Australia in the much anticipated 5 match test series also known as “The Ashes” starting from 23rd November 2017 and will be played through 07 January 2018 in Australia. Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney will host the 5 matches while England also play 4 tour matches against Cricket Australia XI as preparation for the Ashes test series. .
The Ashes Series TV Coverage: BT Sports has outbidded SkySports to become Cricket Austrlia’s overseas partner and they will be broadcasting all 5 test matches live on BT Sports channels in the UK. SkySports failed to match BT Sports bid and lost on Ashes coverage for the first time in last 10 years. While BT Sports will be broadcasting the Ashes for the first time in the UK. BT Sports also won the rights for Big Bash and Aussie local T20 events to be aired live in the UK. Australian viewers can watch all 5 test matches live on “Nine Network” who will be the host feed providers for all the international channels as well. If you reside in US/Canada you can watch live action through online network called “WillowSports”. Indian viewers can watch the matches live on StarSports India.
Australian vs England Ashes 1st Test: The first match gets underway on Thursday, 23rd November 2017 and will be played through 5 days till Monday, 27th November. Both teams have announced their final squads where Joe Root to captain England while Steve Smith will be captaining Australia. The first test begins at around 08:00 am Australian time / 00:00 midnight uk time. If you dont have access to live action, you can always tune in here for live links posted half hour before the play gets underway every day.
Below is the entire schedule for Australia vs England Ashes series in Australia. We have also included the ODI Match series which will take place after the Ashes Series.
|4-5 November 2017||vs Western Australia XI (2 days)||Perth (Waca)|
|8-11 November 217||vs Cricket Australia XI (4 days)||Adelaide|
|15-18 November 2017||vs Cricket Australia XI (4 days)||Townsville|
|23-27 November 2017||1st Ashes Test Match||Brisbane|
|2-6 December 2017||2nd Ashes Test Match (d/n)||Adelaide|
|9-10 December 2017||vs Cricket Australia XI (2 days)||Edgbasten, Birmingham|
|14-18 December 2017||3rd Ashes Test Match||Perth (Waca)|
|26-30 December 2017||4th Ashes Test Match||Melbourne|
|4-8 January 2018||5th Ashes Test Match||Sydney|
|14 January 2018||1st ODI Match||Melbourne|
|19 January 2018||2nd ODI Match||Brisbane|
|21 January 2018||3rd ODI Match||Sydney|
|26 January 2018||4th ODI Match||Adelaide|
|28 January 2018||5th ODI Match||Perth (New Perth Stadium)|