Preview – Cricket: The Women’s Ashes – 1st ODI

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Tonight the Ashes begin, with the women starting things off down under.

England and Australia are the two best ranked women’s cricket teams in the world right now, with England on top following their victory in the World Cup this summer – something they have done four times while the men have failed to win it at all. Heather Knight’s team will thus presumably be favourites going into this multi-format test.

The first game is a one-day match from Brisbane, but a word of warning. If you want to watch the whole thing, remember that most of the coverage is on in the small hours.

The Women’s Ashes is on BT Sport 1 at midnight.