Preview – Cricket: The Ashes – First Test

The Ashes
Photo by Daniel Greef.

The England team start their defence of The Ashes, while at the same time trying to cope without some of their major players.

With Ben Stokes out of the squad due to his problems off the pitch, Steven Finn injured, and their last match against the Australia XI drawn, you already worry that England are on the back foot. The fact that the last Ashes series down under resulted in an Aussie whitewash may also be lingering.

Hopefully the likes of Joe Root, Jimmy Anderson, Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow will still be able to put up a decent fight at the Gabba.

The Ashes – First Test is on BT Sport 1 at 23.00.