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Aus vs Eng LIVE – James Anderson Ruled Out: England has lost their leading and the most experienced bowler for the opening test. Anderson, 39, has 632 wickets and is Test cricket’s greatest wicket-taking quick but will not be available for the 1st match.
England have opted not to risk Anderson in the First Ashes Test as he manages a minor calf issue.
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With two pink-ball Tests set to be played in the series – including the Second Test in Adelaide – England are keen to have Anderson at full tilt, so he will sit out the opener.
Given the condensed nature of the series, the second Test starts on December 16, which is quickly followed by the Boxing Day Test on December 26 & Joe Root wants Anderson fully ready for those 2 matches.
Anderson is 39 and had to withdraw from the last Ashes series after just four overs at Edgbaston with another muscle injury.
AUS vs ENG LIVE: Who will play in place of Anderson in England Playing XI? Chris Woakes is set to play in Anderson’s place, with Mark Wood and Ollie Robinson also likely to make the XI.
Whether Anderson’s evergreen partner Stuart Broad plays depends on whether they opt for a spinner, Jack Leach. The spinner appears favourite to play.
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Broad, 35, has not played since early August due to a calf tear. Given their limited warm-up England are wary of overburdening their ageing champions Anderson and Broad.
Ben Stokes will complete a five-man attack, but is unlikely to be overworked as he also eases back into action.
Ashes 2021 LIVE – AUS vs ENG Head to Head in Ashes: The historic series is played at least once every two years between two powerhouses and dates back to a series played between them across 1882 and 1883.
- Since then, 71 Ashes series have taken place and the two nations remain pretty much equal;
- Australia has won 33
- England has won 32 with six drawn series between them.
- The last series took place in 2019 and resulted in a 2-2 draw, the first since 1972.
Ashes 2021 LIVE SCHEDULE
Australia and England will face off each other in 5 Tests, starting December 8 and running till January 18.
The opening Test will be played in Brisbane from December 8-12 while Adelaide will host the second Test from December 16-20.
The third Test will be played at Melbourne from December 26-30 and the 4th Test is scheduled to be played at Sydney from January 5-9, 2022.
The 5th and final test was supposed to be played at Perth from January 14-18 but Cricket Australia has moved the match out. A new venue for what might be the deciding match of the five-test series has yet to be named.
Ashes 2021 LIVE Timings: The first Test will start at 5:30 AM IST while the second Test will start at 9.30 AM IST. The 3rd and the 4th Test both start at 5 AM IST. The time of the 5th Test is yet to be decided.
AUS vs ENG LIVE STREAMING – 1ST Test: Ashes 2021 will be broadcasted LIVE in India on Sony Sports Network. The live streaming of the match can be watched on SonyLiv App – Follow LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN