Where to stream The Ashes in Australia
With the 2017-18 Ashes wrapped up, it’s time to look forward to the 2019 edition.
The Ashes is played between England and Australia and is, without a doubt, cricket’s most important Test Series. It traditionally consists of five Tests, hosted in turn by England and Australia at least once every two years.
The name of the competition has a fun story behind it. The term originated with a satirical death notice published in a British newspaper after Australia's first Test win on English soil in 1882. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, adding that: “The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia”.
The 2017/18 Ashes started on November 23, 2017 and finished on January 8, 2018. Australia has regained the urn, winning the first three Tests of the series.
Where to watch The Ashes 2019 online
Since The Ashes 2019 is still a while away, there isn’t too much information available about the competition just yet. We can tell you it’s England’s turn to host, and that the 2019 Ashes will likely take place between July and September 2019, shortly after the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Nine holds the broadcast rights for The Ashes 2019, thanks to a deal struck between Nine Entertainment Co. and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and fans will be able to watch the matches live and free on TV. As for streaming, there’s nothing definite yet. Nine didn’t have the streaming rights for the 2017-18 Ashes, so live streaming via 9Now wasn’t an option. However, fans were able to stream the action with a subscription to Cricket.com.au.
Cricket.com.au subscriptions cost $49.99/year, $29.99/month, and $7.99/day. Streaming is available both via computers and mobile devices with a dedicated app. Some Optus customers were eligible for a free and feature-packed version of the live pass.
We’ll share more information about live streaming the 2019 Ashes as soon as it becomes available.