Our newsletter will land in your inbox every morning throughout the series, keeping you up to date with all the action in Australia
Rock-hard pitches, sweltering weather and sharp-tongued Aussie crowds make it the ultimate challenge in world cricket for Joe Root and company, while the 11-hour time difference, dark winter nights and the lingering fear that another English striker could collapse at any moment make watching the series live a testing perspective for fans at home.
An Ashes series Down Under can be a nightmare for England players and fans alike.
While there’s nothing we can do to improve England’s chances of winning for the first time in 10 years, we can at least make it easier for you to keep up with what’s happening in Australia.
Sign up here to receive I‘s Inside the Ashes newsletter from our man Down Under, Chris shares. Chris lands in your inbox every morning throughout the series, keeping you up to date with the latest news and reactions from the first test to the last on his fourth tour.
We also get insights from our writing team in the UK – including the chief sports correspondent Kevin Garside, sports reporter Kat Luke, and chief football writer Daniel Storey (who occasionally jumps off from his main job to report on his other great sporting passion).
Packed with useful information like the latest score, quotes of the day and analysis of all the major performances, you really don’t need to stay up all night.