When it comes to cricket, there are few tournaments that are as prestigious and important as The Ashes. The cricket contest, traditionally competed between Australia and England, is followed by millions from around the world. The last time England toured Down Under, Australia won all 5 matches. This year’s edition will begin on November 23rd 2017 while the the fifth and final contest starting on January 4th, 2018. The series will be held in Australia.
What is The Ashes?
The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The term ‘Ashes’ was coined in a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper after Australia’s 1882 victory at The Oval, their first Test win on English soil. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.
How to Watch The Ashes 2017 in Australia Live Online?
Australian can watch the 2017/2018 Ashes Series live online on 9Now. You can watch Channel 9 on your PC or Mac. 9Now also has native apps for Telstra TV, Fetch, Google Chromecast, Apple TV 4
How to Watch The Ashes 2017 in the United Kingdom?
As part of a five-year deal with Cricket Australia that began last year, BT Sport has won exclusive broadcasting rights of the series in the United Kingdom. BT Sport is available on PC, Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad. Alternatively, you can listen to live commentary using BBC Radio.
How to Stream The Ashes 2017/2018 in the United States?
While cricket certainly is not very popular in the United States, many American as well as expats living in the US follow the sport online. Willow TV, which is a dedicated sport channel that focuses on everything related to cricket, will broadcast the The Ashes live in the USA as well as Canada. Willow TV is available on PC, Mac, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Smart TV, and Roku.
How to Watch The Ashes Series in India Online?
Sony have taken over from Star India as the television broadcaster of Australian cricket in India. That means that that Hotstar will not broadcast this year’s cricket series. If you want to watch The Ashes live online in India, you can do so on Sony Liv. The SonyLIV app is available for all Smartphones, Tablets, iOS devices, Android TV, Sony Bravia TV and Chromecast.
The Ashes 2017/2018 Series Schedule
November 23 – November 27 –The Gabba, Brisbane
December 02 – December 06 – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
December 14 – December 18 – W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
December 26 – December 30 – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
January 04 – January 08 – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
How to Watch The Ashes Live Stream Online – Predictions
Even the most optimistic England fans are expecting another trashing this year. Australia simply seem to be on another level. Which team do you think will win the 70th Ashes series?