Welcome to our live coverage of The Ashes 2015 as England take on Australia in the first Test at Cardiff.
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England fans have been given some hope before things begin after seeing a rejuvenated side draw the two-Test series with New Zealand and win the one-day series 3-2 and triumph in the sole Twenty20 encounter.
Yet when they face Australia in the first Test, England will stare in the eye many of the side that handed them a humiliating 5-0 whitewash in the last Ashes series in 2013/14. England have not lost on home soil since 2001, and they'll be desperate to get their hands back on the Urn that they lost last time out.
DATES AND VENUES...
July 8-12 (11am): First Investec Test, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
July 16-20 (11am): Second Investec Test, Lord's
July 29-August 2 (11am): Third Investec Test, Edgbaston
August 6-10 (11am): Fourth Investec Test, Trent Bridge
August 20-24 (11am): Fifth Investec Test, Kia OvalReuse content