England vs Australia Ashes 2019 Test Match Live Streaming Online Schedule, Time Table, Fixtures
The 2019 Ashes gets under way today, with England unlikely to need extra motivation to win back the urn after defeat Down Under in 2017.
Joe Root’s side were dominated from start to finish during the five-match series, losing four matches including two by an innings and one by 10 wickets.
But England have been far more successful on home soil, winning the last four to take place in England, and will be looking to make it five in a row this summer.
Here is our guide to the fixture dates, TV coverage and more.
Which dates are the fixtures?
- First Test – August 1-5 (Edgbaston)
- Second Test – August 14-18 (Lord’s)
- Third Test – August 22-26 (Headlingley)
- Fourth Test – September 4-8 (Old Trafford)
- Fifth Test – September 12-16 (The Oval)
What time will they start?
Subject to weather, play will begin at 11am BST each day during each of the five Test matches.
What happened last time?
It was a miserable series for England, who were defeated 4-0 with very little to cheer. David Warner’s unbeaten 87 guided Australia to a 10-wicket win in the first game in Brisbane, while Shaun Marsh’s unbeaten 126 did for the visitors in Adelaide.
England’s bowlers were put to the sword again in Perth, particularly by Steve Smith (239). An innings defeat handed the urn back to Australia.
England did draw in Melbourne thanks to Alastair Cook’s unbeaten 244, but the tour ended miserably with another innings defeat in Sydney.
What is each team’s record?
Almost level, but not quite. Out of the 70 Test series so far, Australia have won 33 and England 32, with five draws.
There is a slightly wider margin when it comes to Tests, however. Out of 330 that have been played, Australia have won 134 to England’s 106, with 90 draws.
What our the latest odds?
England – 10/11
Australia – 6/4
Draw – 6/1
What is our prediction?
England should be favourites on home soil, particularly with Jofra Archer in the squad, but only narrowly.