The Ashes will begin in the second week of June 2023. The first Ashes Test between England and Australia will be held on June 16, 2023, at Edgbaston in Birmingham. According to England Time, the first ball will be bowled at 11 a.m. While Australian viewers can tune in at 8:00 p.m. local time.
England vs Australia First Ashes Match Time and Venu
|Ashes Series #||73rd|
|Match Date||June 16 to June 21|
|Match Time||11 am (local time)|
|Venue||Edgbaston in Birmingham|
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ENG vs Aus First Ashes Test Toss Time
England’s Ben Stokes and Australia’s Pat Cummins will be available for the toss at 10:30 a.m. The coin will be tossed in the presence of two captains, a match referee, and a commentator.
Ben Stokes has a toss-winning percentage of 50. He won the toss seven times in 14 matches.
Pat Cummins has a 73 percent toss-winning percentage. In 15 games, he captained Australia and won the toss 11 times.
England vs Australia Full Squad for Ashes
Australia Full Squad for Ashes Series 2023
The Australian team is currently competing in the World Test Championship final versus India at the Oval. The Australian board had previously announced that the same team will contest The Ashes in 2023.
Australia 18 Member Squad for the Ashes: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith (vc), Scott Boland, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (wk), Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Todd Murphy, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.
England Full Squad for Ashes Series 2023
England won their last Test against Ireland by 10 wickets. Following that, England pick a 16-man squad led by Ben Stokes. Mooen Ali has decided to come out of retirement since the ECB requires his services following Jack Leach’s injury.
England 16 Member Squad for Ashes: Ben Stokes (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Matthew Potts, Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, Dan Lawrence, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Josh Tongue.
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Australia vs England Playing XI for First Ashes Test
On June 15, the playing XI for the first Ashes Test will be announced. The Australian squad will be dependent on their performance in the WTC final. While England is likely to field the same team that faced New Zealand earlier this year.
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Where to Watch First Ashes Test 2023?
- In the United Kingdom, SKY Sports is one of the most popular sports channels, and it broadcasts English cricket matches. They will broadcast this year’s Ashes, which will begin on June 16. You need to spend 44£ to watch Ashes on your Smart TV without interruption. Aside from that, the highlight can be viewed for free on BBC.
- In Australia, you may watch the Ashes series on Channel 7 for free. For mobile and laptop users, their 7 Plus streaming package will stream the whole Ashes series.
- Sony Sports has the broadcast rights for the Ashes 2023 in India. This match will be televised on three separate channels in three different regional languages by Sony. Sony Six will have English commentary, Sony Ten 4 will have Tamil and Telugu commentary, and Sony Ten 3 will have Hindi analysis. Mobile and Desktop users can stream matches on their live streaming platform known as SonyLiv.
How to Listen to Commentary of 1st Ashes Test 2023
BBC Radio 5 will broadcast live commentary for all UK fans. While Australian fans can listen to their local radio station for live commentary. Fans in Melbourne can tune in to 105.1 FM, Sydney 104.9 FM, Adelaide 104.7 FM, and Brisbane 104.5 FM.