Full schedule, squads, streaming for Ashes 2021-21 series Photograph:( AFP )
Before the Ashes 2021-22 opener, here's all you need to know about the schedule, venues, dates, telecast, live streaming and other details:
One of the most intense cricketing rivalries is all set to resume as the much-awaited Ashes 2021-22 opener will be held on December 8 (Wednesday) at The Gabba, Brisbane. The Ashes returns Down Under after a gap of four years as Pat Cummins & Co. will look to retain the urn versus Joe Root-led England following a 2-2 scoreline in Ashes 2019 in the United Kingdom.
Ahead of the Ashes opener, Australia were dealt with a huge blow with regular captain Tim Paine resigning from the top job in the aftermath of the sexting scandal. In addition, he announced an indefinite break from international cricket as Cricket Australia (CA) announced Cummins as captain with former skipper Steve Smith returning back to leadership role as the new vice-captain.
England, on the other hand, will also see the return of superstar all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is coming back from his indefinite break. James Anderson will be out of action in the series opener as the team management wants him to focus on the day-night Test at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. Before the Ashes 2021-22 opener, here's all you need to know about the schedule, venues, dates, telecast, live streaming and other details:
Ashes 2021-22 Schedule:
Dec 08-12, The Gabba: Australia vs England, 1st Test
Dec 16-20, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide: Australia vs England, 2nd Test
Dec 26-30. MCG: Australia vs England, 3rd Test
Jan 05-09, SCG: Australia vs England, 4th Test
Jan 14-18, TBC: Australia vs England, 5th Test
Ashes 2021-22 Squads:
Australia Squad: Pat Cummins (C), Steve Smith (VC), Alex Carry (WK), Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Cameron Green, Jhye Richardson, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson.
England Squad: Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Daniel Lawrence, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Craig Overton, Chris Woakes, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope, James Anderson, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood
Ashes 2021-22 Live Streaming & Telecast:
For the unversed, Sony Sports Network has fetched the broadcasting rights for the 2021-22 Ashes Tests Down Under. Meanwhile, the live streaming of the series will be available on Sony Liv app.
Streaming platforms in other countries:
England, who haven't won a Test in Australia since 2011, will start behind the Aussies due to home advantage. However, this Australian line-up can be defeated (as shown by a second-stringed India in 2020/21), hence, an exciting and riveting Ashes 2021/22 series is on the cards.