Australia have won seven of the last eight Ashes games to be held to an Under, with England’s last win away from home coming 10 years ago in the 2010/11 season.
England have not won the Australian test since, and the last two trips have been vindicated to the hosts who hold the team following a thrilling series draw in 2019.
Captain Joe Root will be looking to bring his sensational batting form in 2021 into the Ashes, where he has failed to score a century on Australian soil, while the return of hero Ben Stokes in 2019 is a driving force for the away team.
Here’s everything you need to know.
How to watch Ashes
In the UK, BT Sport will show every ball of the Ashes with First Test coverage starting at 11pm on Tuesday 7 December.
BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the action live on TV, while the Ashes will also be streamed live on the BT Sport app and online.
Fans can also purchase a monthly BT Sport pass to get a free 30-day live contract.
What is the schedule?
- First test: December 8-12 (Brisbane)
- 2nd Test: December 16-20 (Adelaide, D/N)
- 3rd Check: December 26-30 (Melbourne)
- 4th test: January 5-9 (Sydney)
- 5th Exam: January 14-18 (TBC)
What did England captain Joe Root say?
“Of course it will define my captaincy, I’m not naive enough to think it won’t.
“If you look at the difficulty of the English captains and the English teams (winning in Australia) over the years, it is something that doesn’t happen very often.
“But what a great opportunity. I’m so excited about it and can’t wait until the movie starts. ”
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