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ENG vs AUS, Ashes 2023, Where to watch on TV and live streaming

The biggest rivalry in Test cricket is set to resume when England and Australia go for a battle in the Ashes 2023. The Ashes is the oldest and fiercest rivalry in the sport and has huge significance for both these countries. So much so that, they often treat everything in between the two Ashes series as a preparation for the next. 

In 2019, the men’s Ashes produced one of the greatest series when the two rivals drew it by 2-2. The series is known for Ben Stokes’ heroics at Headingley and Steve Smith’s ridiculous tally of 774 runs in seven innings. 

The previous Ashes edition was held in Australia in 2021/22 but it wasn’t competitive as the hosts hammered England by 4-0. England haven’t done well down under for a long time and the previous series was no different as they were outplayed in all facets of the game. They managed to draw the fourth Test at Sydney but lost the other matches by heavy margins.

England, who have been playing some brave cricket under captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum, will be hoping to claim the urn back. The Ashes 2023 will kick off with England and Australia facing off at Edgbaston on June 16th. 

Here’s everything you need to know about how and where to watch the men’s Ashes 2023.

The Ashes 2023 schedule

The Ashes 2023 will begin with the first Test at Edgbaston on June 16th. The second match of the series is scheduled to take place at the home of cricket, Lord’s from June 28th. Headingley in Leeds will host the third Test from July 6th to 10th. 

The caravan will then move to Manchester where the fourth Test will be played at Old Trafford. The men’s Ashes will conclude with the final Test taking place from July 27th at the Oval. All the matches will begin at 11 am local time and 10 am GMT. 

  • 1st Test – June 16-20, Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • 2nd Test – June 28-July 2, Lord’s, London 
  • 3rd Test – July 6-10, Headingley, Leeds
  • 4th Test – July 19-23, Old Trafford, Manchester
  • 5th Test – July 27-31, The Oval, London

How to watch the Ashes 2023 in India

Sony Sports Network has the rights to broadcast the Ashes in India. Sony Sports 5 and Sony Sports 5 HD will be the primary channels for the Ashes broadcast in India. In case of an overlap with another live event, the Ashes broadcast could be shifted to another Sony channel. 

There’s another way you can catch all the live action between England and Australia. Sony LIV application will stream the matches live. To access this service, you will need a paid subscription to Sony LIV. 

How to watch the Ashes 2023 in England and Australia

The fans from the host country can watch the entire men’s Ashes series on Sky Sports Cricket, who hold the rights for men’s as well as women’s Ashes. BBC has the rights to only air highlights on their channel. The UK fans can also stream the matches live on Sky Go application. Again, you must have a paid subscription.

Those living in Australia, you will have two options to watch the Ashes on television. Channel 7 and Fox Sports both have the rights for men’s Ashes broadcast in Australia. The online streaming will also be available on Kayo Sports application if you are a paid subscriber.

Where to watch the Ashes in other countries 

The people living in the rainbow nation, that is South Africa, can catch the Ashes live on the official broadcast partner SuperSport. The New Zealand fans will have the option of Sky Sports NZ to watch the series live. 

Those in the Caribbean islands can watch the Ashes live on television via Flow Sports and SportsMax. If you prefer online streaming, ESPN+ is your destination but you’ll need to get a subscription.

If you live in the United States and follow cricket passionately, you can witness the Ashes live action on Willow TV.  

The Ashes 2023: List of TV broadcasters and streaming platforms 

Region TV broadcast Streaming 
IndiaSony Sports NetworkSony LIV
Australia Channel 7, Fox SportsKayo Sports
United KingdomSky Sports Cricket Sky Go
South AfricaSuperSport
New ZealandSky Sports NZ
CaribbeanFlow Sports, SportsMaxESPN+
USAWillow TV

The Ashes men’s squads

England: Ben Stokes (captain), Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow (wk), James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Robinson, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Matthew Potts, Mark Wood, Josh Tongue, Dan Lawrence, Chris Woakes

Australia: Pat Cummins (captain), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, David Warner, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Josh Hazlewood, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Lyon, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Matt Renshaw, Todd Murphy, Marcus Harris, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis 

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