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When is The Ashes 2017/18 and what TV channel is it on?

Here's everything you need to know about The Ashes 2017/18 series as Australia and England contest the famous urn exclusively live on BT Sport.

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The Ashes 2017/18 sees England defend the urn in Australia after their thrilling 3-2 triumph over the old enemy two years ago.

Here’s everything you need to know about the series and how to get BT Sport to watch every single ball of the action live from Down Under or access the fastest highlights service available.

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When is The Ashes 2017/18?

The Ashes 2017/18 series in Australia kicked off with the first Test in Brisbane, with England suffering a demoralising ten-wicket defeat.

England then went down to a 125-run defeat in the historic day-night second Test in Adelaide and now travel to Perth (December 14th-18th), Melbourne (December 26th-30th) and finally Sydney (January 4th-8th).

Joe Root’s men played three warm-up games ahead of the series against Western Australia (November 4th-5th) and a Cricket Australia XI (November 8th-11th and November 15th-18th).

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They also played out a draw in a friendly against Cricket Australia in Perth on December 9th-10th prior to the third Test at the Waca.

The two sides will contest a five-match ODI series starting on January 14th, which will be preceded by a final warm-up encounter with Cricket Australia in Sydney on January 11th.

Full Ashes itinerary:

November 4th-5th: Western Australia v England - Waca, Perth - Match drawn
November 8th-11th: Cricket Australia XI v England - Adelaide (d/n) - England win by 192 runs
November 15th-18th: Cricket Australia XI v England - Townsville - Match drawn

November 23rd-27th: 1st Test - The Gabba, Brisbane - Australia win by ten wickets
December 2nd-6th: 2nd Test - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (d/n) - Australia win by 120 runs
December 9th-10th: Cricket Australia XI v England - Perth - Match drawn
December 14th-18th: 3rd Test - Waca, Perth
December 26th-30th: 4th Test - MCG, Melbourne
January 4th-8th: 5th Test – SCG, Sydney

January 11th: Cricket Australia XI v England - Sydney

January 14th: 1st ODI – MCG, Melbourne
January 19th: 2nd ODI – The Gabba, Brisbane
January 21st: 3rd ODI – SCG, Sydney
January 26th: 4th ODI – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
January 28th: 5th ODI – Waca, Perth

What TV channel is The Ashes on?

For the first time ever, The Ashes is being shown exclusively live on BT Sport on TV, as well as on BTSport.com and on the BT Sport app.

BT Sport won exclusive rights to the series in 2015 as part of a five-year deal with Cricket Australia that also includes every home Australia international, the recent women’s Ashes and the Big Bash League.

You can check out all the latest broadcast dates and times right here.

Will I be able to live stream The Ashes?

Yes, BT Sport subscribers can watch all the action on BTSport.com or on the BT Sport app.

Streaming is accessible via the acclaimed enhanced video player, which puts an interactive timeline, in-depth real-time statistics and much more at your fingertips.

Check out this world-class customisable live streaming experience in action in the video below.

What if I can't watch The Ashes live?

No problem. Subscribers have access to exclusive daily short and extended highlights shows that bring you up to date with all the latest action.

Subscribers can also sign up for email and text notifications that let you know when the highlights are available.

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

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Who is in England's Ashes squad?

Ben Stokes was named in England's initial travelling party despite a continuing police investigation over his alleged role in a street fight in Bristol in September but was subsequently withdrawn.

His replacement, Steven Finn, was then ruled out of the tour after injuring his knee ahead of the first warm-up match, prompting the selectors to call up Tom Curran.

James Anderson has stepped in for Stokes as vice-skipper.

Full England squad:

Joe Root (c), James Anderson (vc), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Ben Foakes (wk), Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Mark Stoneman, Chris Woakes, James Vince

Full Australia squad:

Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Cameron Bancroft, Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh

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