England will be looking to reclaim the famous urn after being thrashed down under in the last Ashes
Newly crowned World champions England will face old rivals Australia this summer in the 2019 Ashes.
England beat New Zealand in a thrilling World Cup final to claim their first title after an incredible tournament in the UK.
Joe Root’s England take on Australia this summer in the 2019 AshesNow they will host the Aussies, who were beaten in the semi-finals of this summer’s showpiece tournament, for five Test matches in an intriguing Ashes series.
Joe Root’s Test side beat Ireland in a special warm-up match last month but their attempt to reclaim the famous urn got off to a rough start.
England lost the opening Test at Edgbaston by 251 runs and must bounce back at Lord’s this week.
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England vs Australia: 2019 Ashes Series
First Test: August 1-5 at Edgbaston, Birmingham – Australia win by 251 runs
Second Test: August 14-18 at Lord’s, London
Third Test: August 22-26 at Headingley, Leeds
Fourth Test: September 4-8 at Old Trafford, Manchester
Fifth Test: September 12-16 at The Oval, London
Play will begin at 11am on each day during the five Test matches depending on the weather.
England vs Australia: What is each team’s record?
England have the chance to level the overall series results record between the two this summer.
Out of the 70 Test series played so far, Australia have won it 33 times while England have 32 wins with five draws.
As for the overall Test match results, there have been 331 played. Australia have won 135 to England’s 106, with 90 draws.
England vs Australia: The squads
England: Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes (vc), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.
Australia: Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins (vc), Travis Head (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade (wk), David Warner.
England vs Australia: What has been said?
Darren Gough believes James Anderson should not have been allowed to start the first Ashes Test against Australia and his injury cost England the match.
Anderson managed just four overs on the first day of the match before he re-injured his calf and didn’t bowl again.
Ex-England fast bowler Gough told talkSPORT: “I put the blame at Anderson’s door. He wasn’t fit.
“He wanted to play against Ireland because he is chasing 600 wickets. That pull is there and he’s not far away.
“He’s been an absolute great bowler and still is but he is getting older and is coming back from a calf strain.
“The intensity with an Ashes Test means you lift your normal game by five or 10 per cent and it’s gone. That’s one of, if not the biggest reason we have lost this game.
“You can’t be a bowler down on a pitch like that and we ended up bowling Joe Denly for 14 overs in the second innings.”