Welcome to WeKnowCricket’s Ashes 2019 Squad update, schedule, fixtures, venues, and live telecast details.
Cricket is on a high streak in 2019, isn’t it? After a jaw-dropping World Cup, cricket fans are waiting for the Ashes- the greatest rivalry in the sport’s history to begin. For England, the Ashes cannot come soon enough, as the World Cup winners are eager to get the urn back.
The most recommended Indian betting sites have England as the odds on favorites at winning the Ashes 2019 urn back but the Aussies are not to be trifled with. Especially looking back at the 2017/18 edition where the Aussies thrashed England left and right.
After a soul-crushing 4-0 defeat in the 2017/18 edition of the Ashes which took place in Australia, England would be yearning to get back on the field and show Australia what this new England side is made off.
The two teams last met in the semi-finals of the World Cup, where England thrashed the Kangaroos by chasing down their total of 225 in 32 overs and having only lost 2 wickets.
For Australia, things have been…gray to say the least. After the “sandpaper gate”, Smith is no longer captaining the side. However, the trio of Warner, Smith, and Bancroft is back in the Ashes squad and would certainly boost Australia’s confidence.
Ashes 2019 Schedule and Fixtures
|1st||Edgbaston||1st – 5th August|
|2nd||Lord’s||14th – 18th August|
|3rd||Headingley||22nd – 26th August|
|4th||Manchester||4th – 8th September|
|5th||The Oval||12th – 16th September|
Ashes 2019: England vs Australia Squad
As Smith is no longer Australia’s captain, the onus once again falls onto long-forgotten Tim Paine. Although he’s a decent wicket-keeper-batsman, we are confident he would have been nowhere near the Australian squad- let alone captaining it- had Smith was allowed to captain.
His inclusion also means that Australia’s newest gem, Alex Carey, misses out. Alex Carey has been Australia’s second-highest scorer in their World Cup campaign. Amongst the keepers, his run tally is also second highest after Mushfiqur Rahim.
Ashes 2019 Australia Squad: Tim Paine (c), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.
England’s new speed wizard Jofra Archer has been added to their 14-man Ashes squad while World Cup hero Ben Stokes is made vice-captain. Both Archer and Stokes played key roles in helping England win their first-ever World Cup and are bound to have a huge impact in the upcoming Ashes 2019 as well.
Ashes 2019 England Squad: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, Jimmy Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.
Ashes 2019: Live Telecast in India
The Ashes 2019 will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. You can also watch the live broadcast online using the Sony Liv app. The match will start at 3:30pm Indian Standard Time.
The 71st edition of the Ashes 2019 will span over a month and a half from 1st August to 16 September 2019. For the first in 44 years, the Ashes will be played in the same year as the World Cup in England! it would be interesting to see if the “high-on-confidence” England squad can battle it out and snatch that urn once again.