When does the Ashes start?
When it comes to sporting rivalries, Australia vs England is as intense as it gets. Arguably the greatest example of this is the Ashes – a 5 test match series that brings the cricketing world to a standstill.
Historically, the Ashes is played every two years and alternates between being played in Australia (normally between November and January) and England (generally from June to August).
Dating back to 1882, the Ashes has seen many trials and tribulations between England and Australia and every time the two sides meet, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
The next Ashes Series is due to be held in Australia in 2021/22, with the hosts currently in possession of the famous Ashes urn.
How to watch or live stream the Ashes
Broadcasting rights for the Ashes are a bone of contention within both Australia and England, with the intrigue and drama surrounding the series often bringing both nations to a halt.
During the 2019 Ashes series held in England, the Ashes was available on free-to-air Channel 9 in its entirety and it is anticipated Channel 9 will once again be the lead broadcaster in 2021/22.
Live streaming of the Ashes can also be done through the 9Now App, allowing fans to keep up to date with all of the action whilst on the move.
Live stream the Ashes on 9 Now
Channel 9 are one of the leading broadcasters across Australia and their Ashes coverage is infamous.
With live streaming options available through the 9 Now app, in addition to the incredible coverage offered through the Channel 9 TV Channel, fans of Ashes cricket need not worry about missing any of the action.
Every ball is shown from every test with Channel 9 and the commentary team 9 put together is always one of the absolute best available in the grand scheme of Ashes cricket.
Cutting edge pre- and post-match analysis is available throughout the Ashes as well as documentaries and expert insight from previous players and pundits on the Ashes action as it unfolds on Channel 9.
Watch and Listen to the Ashes with International Broadcasters
Generally, the rights for the Ashes are contested between two countries (much like on the field of play) and Sky Sports in the UK are the home of Ashes series held in England.
When the contest takes place in Australia however, BT are the chief provider of coverage – allowing fans to access the action from a different medium.
Radio coverage is also available for cricket fans across the world, with the BBC’s Test Match Special providing their infamously appealing coverage through the BBC Sport website.