Watch the Ashes at Urban Golf
The whites are pressed, the wickets rolled and bats are oiled. The 2019 Ashes have arrived, with five glorious tests on the cards and we’ll be showing every day of action live at Urban Golf.
Our multiple wide screens and projector will afford a spectacular view from all areas, while our surround sound will create a captivating atmosphere.
Were England to go on and claim the urn it would be a double whammy of celebrations following the team’s recent victory at the World Cup. There would be concerns for the livers of players and fans alike. But questions loom over the test squad.
There remains no stalwart opening partnership, or a solid number three, and Joe Root and Jos Butler’s form appears leaky. Jofra Archer has injury doubts, as does Jimmy Anderson – will we need to turn to old timer Stuart Broad?
Having said that, Australia are still in recovery mode following “sandpaper gate”. David Warner and Steve Smith are expected to start the first test, while Cameron Bancroft returns to the squad – yep, the banned are back together again.
Injury concerns over key batsman Usman Khawaja and bowler James Pattinson will cause concern, while novice captain Tim Pain is totally untested at steering the ship at this level. Unlike England, the Aussie’s have top-order class but little else down the order.
1: 1-5 August
2: 14-18 August
3: 22-26 August
4: 4-8 September
5: 12-16 September