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Australia vs England first test: date, UK start time, confirmed squads and what Joe Root said before Ashes opened at The Gabba

It seems like a long wait, but the 2021/22 Ash test run is expected to begin.

England’s trip to Australia was only confirmed in October due to security concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the illustrious streak will now continue.

England set to face Australia in the ashes
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It was Joe Root’s side to win the award, with Australia currently holding the ballot box after holding down the Ashes in 2019 with a 2-2 draw in England.

This time, however, Root and Co will be determined to come out on top.

Australia vs England: Date and Time

The first Test of the Ashes between Australia and England will start on Wednesday 8 December in Brisbane and run until Sunday 12 December.

The opening ball is scheduled to take place at midnight UK time.

The series will then head to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and finally Perth where the fifth and final Test will take place between Friday January 14th and Tuesday January 18th.

Here is the entire Ashes program.

  • First test: December 8-12 – Gabba, Brisbane, play starts at 12 p.m.
  • Second trial :December 16-20 – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, the game starts at 4 a.m.
  • Third test:December 26-30 – MCG, Melbourne, game starts at 11:30 p.m. on December 25
  • Fourth test:January 5-9 – SCG, Sydney, game starts at 11:30 p.m. on January 4
  • Fifth test:January 14-18 – Optus Stadium, Perth, game starts at 2:30 a.m.
Australia vs England first test: date, UK start time, confirmed squads and what Joe Root said before Ashes opened at The Gabba
Joe Root has selected his team for the next Ashes

Australia vs England: how to follow

BT Sport will broadcast The Ashes in its entirety in the UK after renewing its deal with Cricket Australia.

Subscribers will be able to follow all the action on TV, the BT Sport app and online, with full broadcast information to be announced shortly.

talkSPORT will also keep you updated on all the major talking points in December and January.

To connect to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2, click HERE for live streaming.

  • Application iPhone– Download from the Apple Store
  • Android– Download from Google Play
  • Radio– talkSPORT is available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM
  • TV –Listen to talkSPORT on your TV on the following channels:Sky:Channel 0108Blank media:Channel 927TNT:Channel 723Freesat:Channel 731

Australia vs England: the rosters

Australia: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith (vc), Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner.

England: Joe Root (c), Jos Buttler (vc, week), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Australia vs England first test: date, UK start time, confirmed squads and what Joe Root said before Ashes opened at The Gabba
Jos Buttler hopes for a great competition
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Australia vs England: what was said?

Pat cummins: “I am honored to take on this role ahead of what will be a huge summer for Ashes. I hope I can provide the same leadership that Tim (Paine) has given to the group over the past few years.

“With Steve and I as captains, a number of very senior players on this team and some great young talent coming in, we are a strong and tight-knit group.

“This is an unexpected privilege for which I am very grateful and look forward to. “

Joe Root: “It’s really important that we clearly understand how they will try to attack us and counter it.

“Not to be afraid of it or take a step back, but to be courageous in our own way. Don’t try to be Australia in Australia, but the best version of ourselves under these conditions.

“If we do this, everything will be fine.

“We don’t go there to be part of a tour, we go there to win. It has to be the mentality.


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