Ashes TV schedule on Sky Sports: How to watch every ball of 2019 series live!

When is the Ashes and what TV channel is it on? All five Tests are live on Sky Sports Cricket - from Edgbaston, Lord's, Headingley, Old Trafford and the Oval - throughout August and September.

Last Updated: 01/08/19 12:28pm

Will England add gloss to their World Cup win by defeating Australia and regaining the Ashes? Find out on Sky Sports this summer.

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Will England add gloss to their World Cup win by defeating Australia and regaining the Ashes? Find out on Sky Sports this summer.
Will England add gloss to their World Cup win by defeating Australia and regaining the Ashes? Find out on Sky Sports this summer.

England will bid to regain the Ashes urn this summer - and you can watch every ball live on Sky Sports!

Joe Root's first overseas series as Test captain ended in a crushing 4-0 defeat as England shipped the Ashes back to Australia in 2017-18.

Things looked brighter for Root's side as they beat India 4-1 at home last summer before completing a 3-0 sweep in Sri Lanka, however some familiar batting frailties were exposed in their 2-1 defeat to Windies.

Australia regained the Ashes from England during the 2017/18 series

Australia have struggled since their Ashes success, not least because of the ball-tampering scandal that led to bans for David Warner, Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft.

All three could be back for the Ashes this summer, giving the most anticipated Test series in cricket - which comes hot on the heels of the World Cup - even more spice in August and September.

You won't miss a ball with our live action on Sky Sports, while daily highlights programmes and The Cricket Debate will also keep you up to speed.

Our digital offering will also offer you over-by-over blogs featuring in-play highlights, plus reports, podcasts, pundit analysis, player columns and more.

Ashes schedule (all games live on Sky Sports and available in Ultra HD)

August 1-5: 1st Test, Edgbaston, 10am Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event

August 14-18: 2nd Test, Lord's, 10am Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event

Aug 22-26: 3rd Test, Headingley, 10am Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event

Sep 4-8: 4th Test, Old Trafford, 10am Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event

Sep 12-16: 5th Test, Oval, 10am Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event

The Ashes will get underway at Edgbaston on August 1

Live coverage on Sky Sports Cricket: Watch every ball live on channel 404 in the company of our punditry team, including David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton.

Sky Go: Stay with the live action online, on iPhone, iPad or selected Android smartphones with the Sky Go app.

Highlights: After each day's play, we will bring you extensive highlights, plus the best analysis, comment and reaction on The Cricket Debate

Sky Sports for iPhone / Android / iPad and skysports.com: Do not miss our live over-by-over blogs - featuring in-play video clips - plus match reports, pundit analysis, player reaction, video highlights, interviews and podcasts

Now TV: Don't miss out on the drama - watch Sky Sports without a contract by buying a NowTV pass for a day, week or month.

Steve Smith could be back in the Australia side for the Ashes

Twitter and Facebook: Follow @SkyCricket for score updates, build-up and reaction videos with our pundits, plus check out our daily social-media activity with Bumble, Nasser and co as we talk cricket and more!

Sky Q: The best of our video content showcased on our next generation box, which can record and store more than before and even save recordings to your devices to watch when you're out and about.

Sky Q customers can press the red button (now) to watch live in Ultra HD and enjoy up to four times the detail of HD; you can also use the Sky Sports News app to get scorecards and video clips as well as catching up with highlights via the red button.

Watch the ICC Cricket World Cup, the Ashes and the Women's Ashes live on Sky Sports Cricket in 2019!