The high-profile Ashes 2021 series is all set to commence on December 8 at the Gabba. The five-match blockbuster between Australia and England will be a part of the second cycle of the ICC World Test Championship.
The England side led by Joe Root will look to start the tour on a winning note and will be brimming with confidence with the return of ace all-rounder Ben Stokes. He has not played competitive cricket since July and will hope to hit the strides from the word go. However, the visitors will miss the service of James Anderson, who will skip the first Test due to workload management.
On the other hand, Australia will take the field under their new captain Pat Cummins, who took over the baton after Tim Paine stepped down after an off-field scandal. The Aussies have already named their playing XI with Travis Head getting a nod ahead of in-form Usman Khawaja.
Ashes 2021 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 Squad
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 Live Telecast Details
Ashes 2021 series will be broadcast in India on Sony Sports Network. The live streaming of the match can be watched on SonyLiv App.