Forget World Cups and Twenty20s – winning the Ashes is the biggest feather in a cap for any cricketer from old rivals England and Australia. Thursday sees the start of the latest chapter in the 135-year sporting story and you'll be able to watch all of the action between England vs Australia no matter where you are in the world with our 2019 Ashes live stream guide.
It's one of oldest sporting rivalries and the Ashes series still stands as the pinnacle of Test cricket. England will be desperate to win back the Ashes on home soil, having been thrashed 4-0 Down Under 18 months ago. While for the Aussies it's an opportunity to make some positive headlines after their recent ball-tampering scandal and a World Cup campaign that ended at the semi-final stage after promising so much more.
The home side appear to have huge strength in depth when it comes to bowling, but big doubts remain over their batting line up going into the series. Jofra Archer's superb showing at the World Cup which saw him take 20 wickets during the tournament,ensured his place in the squad for the first Ashes Test. His pace, added to the quality brought by Jimmy Anderson and Chris Woakes makes England a formidable force with the ball.
However, last week's one-off Test against Ireland at Lords only served to highlight just how unconvincing England's batting order still looks, with it clearly lacking a settled top three order.
Australia go into the series with former captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft all reinstalled to the line-up after completing their bans for the infamous sandpaper ball-tampering scandal. Their middle and lower middle-order however, looks decidedly weak and inexperienced on paper.
If Australia are to avenge their recent humbling in the World Cup semi-finals against their arch-rivals and win their first series in England since 2001, then it'll likely be down to fast bowling department, which boast a potent mix of James Pattinson's pace and Pat Cummins' machine-like accuracy.
It's set to be a fascinating series – follow the instructions below to watch all of the action where we'll tell you how to grab an England vs Australia Ashes live stream from pretty much anywhere on Earth. The great news…it's absolutely free in Australia.
Watch an Ashes live stream when away from your country
For cricket fans in the UK, Australia, India or the US and looking to find out how to watch the Ashes, we've got all the details about the broadcasters with the rights to show the England vs Australia Test series in your region below.
If you're away from home country and looking to see the action you'll likely to find you won't be able to thanks to geo-blocking. Thankfully there's a way to alleviate that frustration. By using a VPN you'll be able to watch the game without having to resort to watching via an illegal feed from a dodgy website you've discovered on Reddit.
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Who has won the Ashes the most?
Australia are currently ahead on 33 Ashes series wins to England’s 32 and five series drawn
Who is favourite to win this year's Ashes?
The hosts England are currently installed as favourites with Betfair.
How to watch the Women's Ashes
We have no idea yet whether it's a precursor for what will come in the men's version, but the Aussies have given England an absolute drubbing in the female series. A whitewash in the ODIs, a trouncing in the Test and business as normal in the T20s. The last match takes place in Bristol at 6.30pm BST / 3.30am AEST on Wednesday, July 31 with Australia looking to complete a perfect tour.
And the viewing options are actually exactly the same for the men's Ashes. So you're looking at Sky Sports Main Event or a Now TV sports pass if you're in the UK and the NIne Network's GEM station and the 9Now app if you're Down Under.