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Live Screening Guide
It’s one of the world’s greatest sporting rivalries and it’s taking place right here in Australia – so you’d have to be mad not to watch the Ashes live while it’s on over here.
Even better, England actually have a slim chance of beating the Aussies on their own turf for once, so watching the Ashes live doesn’t have to be a long, painful experience for once.
But where’s the best place to watch the Ashes live? Well if you’re in either Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth you’re in luck – you can watch the Ashes up close and personal. The five-Test tour kicks off in Brisbane on November 25th, before heading to Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne with the final Test being held at Sydney on January 3rd. So, basically, if you’re in any of the country’s big cities you’ll have a chance to breathe in the beer-fuelled atmosphere of the match itself as you watch the Ashes play out before your eyes. Unfortunately, if you haven’t already got a ticket, you might be struggling as the things sold like hotcakes when they were released. There are a few re-sales available online for those of you desperate to watch the Ashes live from the stands but most will set you back a few hundred dollars a pop. Still, all is not lost. Pretty much every pub with a TV in Australia will be showing each five-day Test. So most of the time it’s just a simple case of calling in sick, selecting a seat, buying a pint and being prepared not to move for several hours as you watch the Ashes live drama unfold on the big screen.
There really is nothing to choose between the two teams, with England proving they no longer need the likes of Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen to compete with the best, while Australia are still struggling to adapt to life without legendary players like Warne, Gilchrist, McGrath and Waugh to bail them out of any situation. Home advantage could prove vital to the Aussie cause but England only need to draw the series to reclaim the little urn they won back in 2008? One thing’s for sure, you simply have to watch the Ashes live this year – it can’t be missed.