Australia will be hosting England in a blockbuster five-match Ashes 2021-22, scheduled to commence on December 8 at the Gabba. The series will be a part of the second cycle of the ICC World Test Championship.
Since the iconic series started way back in 1882-83, 71 71 Ashes series have taken place and the two nations remain pretty much equal; Australia has won 33, England has won 32 with six drawn series between them. The last series took place in 2019 and resulted in a 2-2 draw – the first since 1972.
England, led by Joe Root, will be under the pump having lost two matches in their last series against India before it was called off due to the COVID-19 scare. Moreover, they will also miss the service of the legendary James Anderson, who will be missing out due to workload management.
One word to describe @patcummins30's overriding emotion: excited!
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) December 6, 2021
On the other hand, Pat Cummins will lead Australia for the first time in the upcoming Ashes 2021-22. He was handed over the job after Tim Paine stepped down owing to an off-field scandal. The hosts have already announced their playing XI and will look to go hard at England from the first day itself to put themselves on the backfoot.
Ashes 2021-22 Squads
Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins (captain), Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson
England: Joe Root (captain), James Anderson, Jonny 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
Ashes 2021-22 Schedule
|Australia vs England, 1st Test||Dec 8 – Dec 12, 2021||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|Australia vs England, 2nd Test||Dec 16- Dec 20, 2021||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|Australia vs England, 3rd Test||Dec 26- Dec 30, 2021||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|Australia vs England, 4th Test||Jan 5- Jan 9, 2022||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
|Australia vs England, 5th Test||Jan 14 to Jan 18, 2022||Perth Stadium, Perth|
Ashes 2021-22 Live Telecast and Streaming Details
Ashes 2021 will be broadcast in India on Sony Sports Network. The live streaming of the match can be watched on SonyLiv App.
Fox Cricket will provide the live telecast of Ashes 2021 in Australia. Australia vs England matches will be available on Foxtel Now and Foxtel channels. The live streaming can be watched on the Foxtel Go app.
In the United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, BT Sports will present the live telecast of the Test series.
In the United States and Canada
Willow TV will present the live telecast of the Test series in the United States and Canada.
In New Zealand
In New Zealand, Sky Sports will present the live telecast of The Ashes 2021. The live streaming of the matches will be available on the Sky Go app.
In South Africa
In South Africa, Supersport will present the live telecast of the Australia vs England Test series.