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The Ashes 2021-22 Squad and Schedule: ECB announces the squad and schedule for arch rivalry The Ashes series.
Australia are the defending holders of the Ashes going into the series, having won in 2017–18 with the 2019 Ashes series ending in a draw. Notably, the series will be part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship. Australia won the first Ashes trophy in 1882/83 series and Check The Ashes Winner’s list.
The Ashes 2021-22 – Schedule
The series is scheduled to be played at five venues across Australia between 8 December 2021 and 18 January 2022. The five venues will be the Gabba, Adelaide Oval, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Sydney Cricket Ground, and the Perth Stadium. Check out the schedule for The Ashes 2021-22:
|8-12 December 2021||1st Test Australia v England||Gabba, Brisbane|
|16-20 December 2021||2nd Test Australia v England (D/N)||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|26-30 December 2021||3rd Test Australia v England||MCG, Melbourne|
|5-9 January 2022||4th Test, Australia v England||SCG, Sydney|
|14-18 January 2022||5th Test, Australia v England||Optus Stadium, Perth|
The Ashes 2021-22 – Squad
Head coach Chris Silverwood has named a 17-player squad for the tour of Australia starting in November 2021. England have named a full-strength squad of available players for the Ashes but there is no place for Ben Stokes in the 17-man party.
Initially, Stokes was not considered for selection as he continues to take an indefinite break from cricket to manage his well-being. Later, Durham all-rounder has been added to the England Men’s Test squad for the Ashes tour of Australia.
Ten of the 18-man squad will be embarking on their first Ashes tour to Australia. That number includes Jos Buttler, the vice-captain, who was not selected for the 2017/18 series.
All of the squad have been capped at Test level which was something Chris Silverwood, the head coach, prioritised. He has long said that he did not want to take any players to Australia who might have to make their debuts in an Ashes Test match.
|Joe Root(C)||All Rounder|
Pat Cummins has been appointed as Test skipper after Tim Paine steps down as Test Captain role. While Tim Paine is expected to continue as wicketkeeper in Ashes he announces that he will take an indefinite mental health break from cricket.
Cricket Australia announced the squad for the first Ashes test match. Check out the full squad details below:
|Pat Cummins (C)||Bowler|
Ashes 2021-22 Live Telecast TV Channel
Here is a list of channels that will broadcast the 2021-22 edition of the Ashes live and online.
- USA: Willow TV
- South Africa: Supersport
- India: Sonyliv
- Australia: Channel 9
- UK: BT Sport
How to Watch The Ashes 2021-22 in UK?
BT sport: BT Group plc (trading as BT and formerly British Telecom) is a British multinational telecommunications holding company headquartered in London, England. It has operations in around 180 countries and is the largest provider of fixed-line, broadband, and mobile services in the UK, and also provides subscription television and IT services.
BT sport Package Details
The BT Sport Monthly pass costs a straight £25 for 30 days. The BT Sport Monthly Pass is a new way of watching BT Sport, allowing sports fans to watch on our app and web player for a simple monthly fee and no contract.
But You can’t use the BT Sport Monthly Pass to watch BT Sport through a set-top box from Sky, Virgin or any other TV provider.
BT Sport Monthly Pass
BT Sport monthly pass £25 a month. 30-day minimum term. Renews automatically until cancelled. You can only access BT Sport in the UK. Includes HD content and Dolby Atmos on selected events, minimum line speed and compatible device needed. Maximum of 2 devices may be used simultaneously.
BT Sport App Only
A new 24-month BT Broadband contract is required. You can only access BT Sport in the UK. Requires minimum 400kbps line speed or good Wi-Fi/3G/4G and a compatible device. Maximum of 2 devices may be used simultaneously.
BT Sport on BT TV with BT Broadband
Comes for £15.00 a month. 24-month contract. New 24-month BT Broadband and BT TV contracts required. Prices and BT Sport content are subject to change at any time. Payment by Direct Debit.
BT Sport on BT TV with BT Superfast Fibre
BT sport comes for £15.00 a month. 24-month contract. New 24-month BT Broadband and BT TV contracts required. Prices and BT Sport content are subject to change at any time. Payment by Direct Debit.
BT Sport on Sky Digital Satellite Platform
BT Sport is also available on the Sky Digital Satellite Platform for all new and existing BT broadband customers who sign up for 12 months or have 12 months remaining on their contract; ongoing renewal needed to get discounted BT Sport.
Sky box and active viewing card required. Excludes Multiscreen. e-billing required. UK only. Prices and BT Sport content are subject to change at any time.
BT Sport HD– BT Sport HD service requires HD ready TV & cabling; Sky customers need a black Sky box. Available to new and existing non-HD BT Sport customers that watch BT Sport on Sky or BT TV with BT Superfast Fibre. There’s a one month minimum term. £6.50 a month from month four.
BT Sport on Sky – Second Box- For new and existing customers who access BT Sport via the Sky Digital Satellite Platform and have a Sky Multi-room subscription, signing up to BT Sport Second Box on a rolling one month contract.
You’ll get BT Sport Second Box at no extra charge for the first three months. From month four you will pay the standard monthly subscription charge (currently £6 a month). It must be taken with a standard BT Sport subscription.
You can end your subscription to BT Sport Second Box at any time subject to 30 days’ notice. Offer excludes existing BT Sport Second Box customers.
BT Sport on Sky TV Only (1-month contract)
BT Sport on Sky Digital Satellite Platform: BT Sport is also available on the Sky Digital Satellite Platform for customers who sign up on a rolling 1-month basis. £35 activation charge applies.
Sky box and active viewing card required. Excludes Multiscreen. E-billing required. UK only. Prices and BT Sport content subject to change at any time.
BT Sport on Sky TV Only (12-month contract)
BT Sport: For UK residential customers. BT Sport on Sky TV requires a Sky box, active viewing card, and a 12-month BT Sport contract. Excludes Multiscreen. £20 activation charge applies. E-billing required. Prices and BT Sport content are subject to change at any time.
BT Sport on Sky TV with BT Broadband
For UK residential BT Broadband customers. New 24-month BT Broadband contract required. BT Sport on Sky TV also requires Sky box, active viewing card and 24-month BT Sport contract.
Ongoing BT Broadband contract renewal needed to get discounted BT Sport. £26.75 a month out of contract charge applies if you don’t renew your BT Broadband contract. Excludes Multiscreen. E-billing required.
Prices and BT Sport content subject to change at any time.
BT Sport on Talk Talk (12-month contract)
For UK residential customers. BT Sport on TalkTalk TV requires TalkTalk provided recordable TV box, active TalkTalk TV subscription and 12-month BT Sport contract.
£20 activation charge applies. E-billing required. Prices and BT Sport content subject to change at any time.
BT Sport on Talk Talk (1-month contract)
BT Sport is also available on TalkTalk TV for customers who sign up on a rolling 1 month basis. £35 activation charge applies.
TalkTalk provided a recordable TV box and TalkTalk TV subscription required. E-billing required. UK only. Prices and BT Sport content subject to change at any time.
The BT Sport Monthly pass gives you access to the full pack of BT Sport channels. That’s BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport, ESPN plus any live events on BT Sport Ultimate and BT Sport Extra.
BT sport Supported Devices
The BT Sport Monthly Pass Pass allows you to watch through the BT Sport app on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Chromecast with Google TV, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, Apple TV, Android TV, NOW TV devices, Amazon Fire TV devices, Roku players, and Sony PlayStation 4. You can also watch online at sport.bt.com
Please note: you can’t watch the BT Sport Monthly Pass on a set-top box from any TV provider. This includes BT, Sky and Virgin.
Can I get BT Sport without BT Broadband?
Yes, you can subscribe to BT Sport Pack on the Sky Digital Satellite platform without being a BT Broadband customer. BT Sport is also available to BT Business and BT Mobile customers (on plans of 6GB data or more).
EE, TalkTalk and Plusnet customers can all get access to the BT Sport App by contacting their service provider directly.
How to Watch The Ashes 2021-22 in the USA?
Willow TV is the official broadcast of the Ashes in the United States of America. Willow has exclusive agreements to be the official broadcaster of The International Cricket Council (ICC), Indian Premier League (IPL), England Cricket Board, Cricket Australia, Cricket South Africa, West Indies Cricket Board, Sri Lanka Cricket, Bangladesh Cricket Board, Pakistan Cricket Board, Zimbabwe Cricket, Pakistan Super League and others.
The channel is available on most Satellite and Cable Networks for a simple monthly subscription fee or as part of Sports Packages or South Asian packages.
|Satellite & Cable Networks||Package|
Available at 712 (Willow) and 9997 (Willow HD). Also available as part of Hindi Mega Pack, Hindi Elite Pack, Urdu Pak Mega Pack, Bangla Mega Pack, Punjabi Mega Pack, Tamil Mosaic Pack, and Telugu Package. Call 800-823-4929 or click here for more details.
Available at Channel 806 and as part of the Sports Pass. For more details, click here or call 800-837-4966.
Get Willow a-la-carte or as part of Hindi, Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, and Bangla packages. Click here for detailed information or call 1-855-372-8004.
Available as part of the Spectrum TV Gold package. Go to spectrum.com for more information or to sign in to your Spectrum account.
For more details, click here. Call 800-266-2278 for more information.
Available at 668 (Willow) and 1668 (Willow HD). For more details, click here or call 1 (800) 244-1111.
How to Watch The Ashes 2021-22 in Australia?
The last series in England was broadcast by the Nine Network, but on home soil, all 5 Tests are available on both free-to-air on Channel 7 plus subscription services Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, and Kayo Sports.
Australian fans can watch The Ashes 2021-22 with Kayo Sports, which has a 14 day free trial for new customers.
Kayo Sports Subscription plans
There are two types of plans you can choose from after your free trial.
- The Basic Plan costs $25 per month (stream on two devices),
- The Premium Plan is available for $35 per month (stream on three devices).
Devices supported on Kayo
- PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
- iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
- Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming. SplitView not available
- Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher. Casting available to previous models
- Telstra TV: Yes – SplitView not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p.
- Android TV: Yes – Via app for version 7.0 and up on the following devices: Xiaomi Mi Box, Asus Nexus Player, NVIDIA SHIELD, Sony BRAVIA™ and select models of Hisense, Kogan, Mecool, Panasonic, Philips, Sharp and TCL
- Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models. SplitView not available
- Hisense Smart TV: Select 2019 – 2021 models
- Gaming Consoles: Yes – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
The Ashes 2021-22 can be viewed via Foxtel and Foxtel Now. To watch on Foxtel with a Standard or HD TV, you have several choices, including subscribing to the Foxtel Plus pack to access over 50 channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality, and more.
If you are a new customer to Foxtel Now, you can get the first 10 days of Foxtel Now as a free trial with Sport included. The trial gives you access to all content packs. After the 10 days’ free trial, you can select to add the pack and continue watching Sport.
This option also includes the ability to stream The Ashes 2021-22 games using the Foxtel Go app.
Foxtel Subscription plans
Fox Cricket comes as part of the Foxtel Now Sports Pack ($29 per month) which can only be purchased on top of an Essentials Pack ($25 per month) after your free trial.
Devices supported on Foxtel
- PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
- iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
- Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
- Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
- Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
- Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
- Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
- Gaming Consoles: No
How to watch The Ashes 2021-22 in South Africa?
SuperSport is a South Africa-based Pan-Africa group of television channels carried on the DStv satellite & GOtv terrestrial platforms. It provides sports content in South Africa, Nigeria, and many other African countries
SuperSport Cricket primarily shows Cricket. All international cricket involving the South African national cricket team, as well as certain domestic cricket, is shown on this channel.
What are the matches covered in SuperSport?
SuperSport covers both domestic and international cricket matches in and around South Africa. Following are the details of the matches covered by SuperSport:
- International cricket in South Africa
- 1 Day Cup
- T20 Domestic Series
- ICC Cricket World Cup
- ICC Champions Trophy
- Pakistan Super League
- Indian Premier League
- Big Bash League (South Africa only)
- Women’s Big Bash League (South Africa only)
- Super Smash
- Vitality T20 Blast
- International cricket in Australia
- International cricket in Bangladesh
- International cricket in England
- International cricket in India
- International cricket in New Zealand
- International cricket in Pakistan
- International cricket in Sri Lanka
- International cricket in West Indies
- International cricket in Zimbabwe
How to Watch The Ashes 2021-22 in India?
Sony Network bags the rights of telecasting The Ashes 2021-22 in India. Apart from telecasting in Television, Sony offers seamless service in the OTT platform.
Following are the details of the subscription details of the SonyLIV app:
|SonyLiv Subscription Plan||Benefits||Price|
|LIV Premium||Original TV shows and movies||₹. 299/Month ₹. 699/6 Month ₹. 999/ Year|
|Latest international shows|
|Live events of WWE|
|Blockbuster Indian movies|
|Kids content + KBC play along|
|Up to two concurrent screens|
|LIV Special +||All shows as the same time in TV||₹. 399/Year(No Ads) ₹. 199/Year(With Ads)|
|Access to live entertainment channels|
|Live sports preview up to 10 minutes|
|Blockbuster Indian movies|
|Kids content + KBC play along|
|Live WWE main events|
|WWE Network||Live WWE events, PPVs, and NXT||₹. 299/Year|
|Exclusive WWE series, documentaries, and biographies|
|RAW and Smackdown episodes available after 1 month|
|Unlimited access to 10,000+ hours of WWE archives|
|No Offline Download|