- Test skipper Pat Cummins revealed Australia playing XI on Sunday for the upcoming first Test.
- Australia are the current holders of the Ashes.
The highly-awaited Ashes rivalry is all set to resume this December. England will take on Australia in the 5-match Test series. The Aussies retained the urn two and a half years ago after a dramatic 2-2 series draw in England. The Ashes 2021 will begin on 8 December 2021 at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Notably, wicketkeeper Tim Paine had stepped down as Australia skipper after a sexting scandal and the board had appointed Pat Cummins and Steve Smith as captain and vice-captain, respectively. At the official launch of the Test series, newly-appointed Test skipper Pat Cummins revealed Australia playing XI on Sunday for the upcoming first Test.
Australia XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Joe Root (C), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
December 8-12, First Test – Gabba, Brisbane– 5:30 AM IST start time every match day
Dec 16-20, Second Test (Day/Night) – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide– 9:30 AM IST start every match day
December 26-30, Third Test – MCG, Melbourne – 5:00 AM IST start every match day
January 5-9, Fourth Test – SCG, Sydney– 5:00 AM IST start every match day
January 14-18, Fifth Test – Yet to be decided– 8:00 AM IST start every match day
Where will Ashes 2021-22 matches be played?
Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth will host the 5 Test matches of the 2021-22 Ashes.
Where can one watch Ashes matches on television in India?
All the Ashes matches will be broadcast live on Sony Sports Network. Moreover, the oldest and biggest rivalry in the history of cricket will be telecasted in four languages for the first time in India.
Can one live stream Ashes matches in India?
Live streaming of Ashes 2021-22 will be available on the Sony Liv app and website.
Where to tune for Latest Updates?
One can visit www.sportstiger.com for live score updates. He/She can also download the SportsTiger app available on the Google Play Store and App Store.