🏏 A glorious summer of cricket reaches boiling point in the capital with the fifth Ashes Test. Tickets are sold out. Hospitality packages are available email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
England v Australia at the Oval has the potential to be one of the defining sporting events of the year as England look to build on a superb 2022 of red-ball action taking on their fiercest rivals Australia in the most iconic Test series of them all.
Last year the England side was transformed under the new leadership of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, playing an attacking form of Test cricket which produced impressive results. A 3-0 series win over New Zealand, with Yorkshire star Jonny Bairstow to the fore with the bat, was in stark contrast to England’s tame performance during the winter of 2021 when they were outplayed by Australia in the Ashes and subsequently defeated on tour in the West Indies.
England started this summer with a comprehensive 10-wicket win over Ireland at Lord’s. But now the action takes on an entirely different dynamic as Australia look to win the Ashes on away soil. The sides last met at The Oval in 2019. England won by 135 runs to draw the series 2-2, however Australia retained the Ashes.
Can England continue their superb form of 2022 into a home Ashes series against the Baggy Greens? All will be revealed over the next five days at the iconic Oval ground in south London.
ONES TO WATCH
The Australian batting marvel that is Steve Smith. In 2019, with two scores of 140+ at Edgbaston, Smith all but won the first Test Australia on his own. His total of 774 runs iis widely regarded as one of the best batting performances in a series ever. Meanwhile who can forget Ben Stokes’ match-winning innings in the third Test at Headingly, regarded by many as best ever seen in a Test match. How Smith and Stokes perform for Australia and England respectively will have a huge say in who wins the Ashes. England v Australia at the Oval – let the action commence!
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Tickets for England v Australia at the Oval are sold out.
Approximate daily timings: 9.15am Gates open for public ticket holders. 11am Play commences. 1pm Lunch interval. 1.40pm Play recommences. 3.40pm Tea Interval. 6pm Scheduled close of play.
🏏 England team squad as follows:
Will appear here as soon as announced.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended as the easiest way to get to the Kia Oval. Oval tube station on the Northern Line is a 100 metre walk to the ground. Alternatively, Vauxhall tube station on the Victoria line is a 10-minute walk. Vauxhall railway station is also a 10-minute walk accessible from Waterloo, Clapham Junction and Southern Western Railway routes. Plan your journey at the Transport for London website.
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