Ashes 2021 - Australia Vs England 5 Test Match Series Full Details
Cricket has taken over a major stance in the sports world by transforming into one of the most altered sports which has evolved steadily to give birth to many new events and global tournaments in the past few decades. Ashes 2021, the most awaited cricket module that has now been initialized with the final scheduling of the venues and teams is here to take off with style. This year the Ashes is going to hit its 72nd year right since its inception back then in 1882.
If you are wondering, the uncommon name “Ashes” has been chosen after Australia won the first match in the England stadium in the year 1882. The British media network stated a few very powerful lines in its publication after Australia’s win, “English cricket had died at the Oval and the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia“.
This year, the Ashes 2021 will witness a well anticipated play-off between the contenders Australia & England with effect from 8th December, 2021 to 18th January, 2022 in the Australian stadium. There will be a total of five series associated with the upcoming World Test Championship 2021-23. As per the Ashes 2021 schedule, the match series will start in Gabba for the first play-off, Brisbane and the concluding match of the finale will be played in Perth.
Ashes 2021 Schedule
The opening game of the Ashes 2021 will commence at the renowned stadium of Gabba in Brisbane on 8th December, 2021 (Saturday). A series of five consecutive matches will be held till the 12th of December. The Brisbane cricket ground is customarily the venue for the Ashes 2021 schedule and therefore, shall host the first test match of the event.
The Ashes 2021 schedule is meticulously mentioned below:
|Date of the Match||Venue|
|8 Dec-12 Dec 2021||Gabba, Brisbane cricket ground|
|26 December- 30 December 2021||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|05 January-09 January 2022||Sydney Cricket ground, Sydney|
|14 January- 18 January 2022||Optus Stadium, Perth|
Venue of the Sports Event
The Ashes 2021 venue is ascertained to be played in the Australian landscape. The first match will be played in Gabba, following which the second test will be played at the Adelaide Oval. The test series will thereafter shift to the third game in the Melbourne stadium.
As per the customary norms, the Sydney Cricket Ground will host the third match and the final will be played in Perth by the squads.
Ashes 2021 Team Squads: Australia and England
The squads for the Australia Vs England has led to major fascination amongst the masses after the addition of Ben Stokes in the Ashes 2021. The team players in Australia's squad will be posted by the administrative body on a later date. For now, the England squad have announced their official members for the Ashes 2021 Test series, have a look.
England’s Squad in Ashes 2021 Test Match
The officially proclaimed England squad for the Ashes 2021 comprises 18 members. Here are the names of the 18-men squad.
- Joe Root (Captain)
- Jonny Bairstow
- Stuart Broad
- Jos Buttler
- Haseeb Hameed
- Jack Leach
- Craig Overton
- Ollie Robinson
- Mark Wood
- James Anderson
- Dom Bess
- Rory Burns
- Zak Crawley
- Dan Lawrence
- Dawid Malan
- Ollie Pope
- Ben Stokes
- Chris Woakes
Head coach: Chris Silverwood
The most prominent star player, Ben Stokes who had been withdrawn from the match due to a finger injury, has now been added back into the England’s squad for the Ashes 2021.
Australia Squad Ashes Series 2021-2022
The Kangaroos will face England in the Ashes 2021-2022 Series via a three day intra squad match on 3rd December, 2021 in order to finalize the core team out of 15 players. The squads for both Australia and Australia A have been named who shall face England Lions as well as the First Test match. Australia A players will have the chance to play for selection from the Third Test onwards. The 15 players will play the 1st two test matches as per Ashes 2021 schedule. Post that, the selection team will reexamine the squad for any potential changes to finalize the squad for the rest of the Ashes 2021-2022 Test Series.
Unfortunately, a recent announcement has it that Tim Paine has stepped down as the current captain after the news of a controverisal off field scandal. Pat Cummins is most likely to take on the lead role of the Captain, however, official confirmation is yet to be made.
Here’s the complete list of the Aussie squad for the Ashes 2021 Series.
- Pat Cummins
- Josh Hazlewood
- Nathan Lyon
- Jhye Richardson
- Mitchell Starc
- Mitchell Swepson
- Tim Paine
- Michael Neser
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Cameron Green
Live Streaming of the Ashes 2021 Test Series
To watch the live streaming of Ashes 2021, you can switch on Channel 7, the free-to-air network. The telecast along with the live scores will be available in the 7Plus application which can be viewed on all devices (desktop, tablets, mobiles and laptops). The 7Plus app can also be chromecasted to the television using mobile or laptop devices.
The Ashes 2021 successive five day match series is also available to watch on the following broadcast network on paid TV channels such as Foxtel, Foxtel Now or Kayo Sports.
You can also watch the live updates on the national channels through the television broadcast. You can switch on to Willow TV if you reside in the USA. In South Africa, you can watch the Ashes 2021 on Supersport. In India, you can watch on Sonyliv, in Australia switch over to Channel 9 and finally, if you reside in the UK, you can follow the Ashes 2021 test live updates on the BT Sport channel.
What is the capacity of seats accommodated for the Ashes 2021 match series?
Pertaining to the current pandemic situation, the seats for the Ashes 2021 will be filled in full capacity but with necessary COVID-19 restrictions. The most prudent element of social distancing and proper sanitation will be carried forward by the host venues with all efficiency.
Tickets for the successive five match series of the Ashes 2021 are available online. You can reserve your spots for all the five Ashes 2021 series.
There are many predictions that the critics are claiming for the upcoming match between Australia and England in the Ashes 2021 test series. Before much deliberation, have a look at the stats of England and Australia showcasing the results of the matches played between them.
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