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Ashes 2017-18: Vaughan and Ponting reunite in the commentary box for BT Sport

BT Sport's live and exclusive Ashes coverage sees two of the former cricketing greats reunite in the commentary box as Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting join Geoffrey Boycott, Adam Gilchrist, Graeme Swann and Damien Fleming as part of the punditry team heading Down Under for the 2017-18 Ashes.

CRICKET 09/11/17 13:39

BT Sport’s live and exclusive Ashes coverage will reunite legendary cricket captains Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting in the commentary box this winter.

Vaughan and Ponting, the English and Australian figureheads of one of the greatest Ashes series of all time in 2005, are part of an all-star BT Sport punditry line-up travelling to Australia.    

Watch the 2017-18 Ashes exclusively on BT Sport

All-time cricketing greats Geoffrey Boycott and Adam Gilchrist will be joined in the commentary box by three-time Ashes winner Graeme Swann and Damien Fleming, who won the Ashes twice with Australia, alongside award-winning broadcaster Alison Mitchell. The coverage will be presented by BT Sport’s Matt Smith.

The first of the five Test Matches starts on 23 November at The Gabba in Brisbane followed by the first ever Ashes Day Night Test match, which will take place at the Adelaide Oval. The series then moves on to the WACA in Perth before the Boxing Day Test at the MCG in Melbourne and then the fifth and final match in Sydney at the SCG in early January.

BT Sport will show every minute of the action exclusively live along with a daily 90 minute highlights programme. 

Subscribers will also be able to watch all action either on BTSport.com or on the BT Sport app using our enhanced video player, which puts an interactive timeline, in-depth real-time statistics and much more at your fingertips. You will also have access to exclusive online highlights of every session, with daily catch-up shows also bringing you up to date with all the latest action, analysis and social media reaction.

The enhanced video player also offers subscribers the chance to watch key moments, a couple of hours' play or even the full day at your leisure.

The Women’s Ashes Series down under will also be shown live by BT Sport, starting on Sunday 22 October with three One-Day Internationals, the first ever women’s Day Night Test at the North Sydney Oval and three Twenty20 matches.

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “This is an action packed and exciting winter for BT Sport with a vast amount of live sport to show, including the biggest event in the cricket calendar, the Ashes. Our viewers will enjoy the analysis of both English and Australian cricket legends all of who have played in the Ashes and who will be following events as they unfold in Australia.”

The Ashes is part of an action packed winter of cricket for BT Sport. Just one week after the Ashes BT Sport will show England and Australia battling it out in a five match One-Day International Series, closely followed by the T20 Trans-Tasman Series. BT Sport will also broadcast the hugely successful T20 Big Bash League and the Women’s Big Bash League which will see some of the best players in the world competing in Australia.

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