Ashes Schedule

The ashes 2010/11 schedule has been revealed with the only surprise being that the final test in Sydney has been delayed by a day and will begin on the 3rd January rather than 2nd January as with previous years. This gives the players an extra days rest after the Boxing day test match in Melbourne.

Tour matches:

Western Australia: 5-9 November 2010 (Perth) – England won by 6 wickets

South Australia: 11-15 November 2010 (Adelaide) – Match Drawn

Australia A: 17-21 November 2010 (Hobart) – England won by 10 wickets

Victoria: 10 – 13 December 2010 (Melbourne)

Prime Minister’s XI: 10th January 2011 (Canberra)

Test matches:

First Test: 25-29 November, 2010 (Brisbane) – Match Drawn

Second Test: 3-7 December, 2010 (Adelaide) – England won by an innings and 71 runs

Third Test: 16-20 December, 2010 (Perth) – Australia won by 267 runs

Fourth Test: 26-30 December, 2010 (Melbourne) – England won by an innings and 157 runs

Fifth Test: 3-7 January, 2011 (Sydney)

Each days play is expected to get underway at approximately 11:30pm UK time on Sky Sports.
Highlights to be show every evening after a days play on ITV 4.

Twenty/20 series:

First Twenty/20: 12th January 2011 (Adelaide)

Second Twenty/20: 14th January 2011 (Melbourne)

One day series:

First ODI: 16th January 2011 (Melbourne)

Second ODI: 21st January 2011 (Hobart)

Third ODI: 23rd January 2011 (Sydney)

Fourth ODI: 26th January 2011 (Adelaide)

Fifth ODI: 30th January 2011 (Brisbane)

Sixth ODI: 2nd February 2011 (Sydney)

Seventh ODI: 6th February 2011 (Perth)

Live Ashes Scorecard

Ashes Player Watch

Mitchell Johnson (Aus) – Left Arm Seam Bowler

After a promising start to his test career with the ball and showing some good promise with the bat can Mitchell Johnson lead the Australian team to victory down under?

Andrew Strauss (Eng) – Left Hand Batsman

England’s Captain and rock of the last 12 months is sure to come under intense pressure opening the batting for England. Can he overcome the force of Australia’s bowling attack to keep the ashes?

Ricky Ponting (Aus) – Right Hand Batsman

Ricky Ponting is a key player for Australia as he is the Captain and most experienced batsman in the line up, however he has a big point to prove after some recent lackluster performances.

Kevin Pietersen (Eng) – Right Hand Batsman

Having being left out the ODI matches against Pakistan to play 4 day cricket for his new County Surrey, can Kevin Pietersen rediscover his form of 2005 and help England retain the ashes.

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