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The Ashes schedule 2021: What time does The Ashes start in the UK?

Check out The Ashes 2021 schedule including UK start time for every Test match of the series.

The Ashes schedule
Published: Tuesday, 11th January 2022 at 4:35 pm

The Ashes series is effectively over for England, regardless of the result in the final Test, but there is plenty of pride at stake and players will be desperate to end on a high note.


Captain Joe Root will be pleased his men managed to stop the rot as they batted out the final day of the fourth Test to secure a draw.

The series won't end 5-0, a relief for all concerned, but avoiding a 4-0 series defeat is front and centre of Root's thinking right now.

Fans around the world will be tuning in from a whole host of time zones, with UK die-hards set to brave the late nights over the coming weeks. Will they be rewarded for destroying their body clocks to tune in and follow the action Down Under?

Timings are set for each day of the coming Tests, but as we have already seen, weather conditions are always liable to shuffling the precise start time each day. has rounded up everything you need to know about The Ashes schedule and when it starts each day in UK time.

What time does The Ashes start in the UK?

Play during the fifth Test of the Ashes will begin at 4am UK time on Friday 14th January 2021.

Hobart is 11 hours ahead of UK time meaning England fans will be able to catch a decent chunk of the action over breakfast and beyond.

Of course, this won't stop the die-hards from becoming nocturnal during the series.

The Ashes 2021 schedule

First Test

Date: 8th - 12th December 2021

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

Second Test

Date: 16th - 20th December 2021

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Third Test

Date: 26th - 30th December 2021

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Fourth Test

Date: 5th - 9th January 2022

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Fifth Test

Date: 14th - 18th January 2022

Venue: Blundstone Arena, Hobart


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