The little urn is up for grabs as Australia welcomes the old enemy to their shores
When Australia and England meet in any sporting arena there are always fireworks but when The Ashes are at stake the temperature increases even more.
The tourists fancy their chances of a rare series win on Aussie soil sensing that their hosts are there for the taking. But whatever their form, Ricky Ponting’s men will need little motivation and in their own conditions will be a formidable nut to crack.
Andrew Strauss and his team will need to execute their plans perfectly if they are to succeed and you can watch every ball live online.