1st Match of Ashes Series 2013 will start on today 10th July 2013 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Ashes Series will be played between Australia and England. The match will start on 11:00 local | 10:00 GMT.
The 2013 Ashes series is a forthcoming series of Test cricket matches to be contested betweenEngland and Australia. The five venues for the series will be Lord’s, Old Trafford, Trent Bridge, theRiverside Ground and The Oval. There were questions as to whether Lord’s would host an Ashes match – it would have been the first time since 1882 that Lord’s had not hosted an Ashes Test – but the venues were eventually confirmed to include Lord’s on 22 September 2011.On 1 June 2012, it was announced that the First Test was scheduled to take place at Trent Bridge.
The 2013 series will be the first of two back-to-back Ashes series. With the intent of breaking the cycle of Ashes series being held directly before Cricket World Cups, the Ashes are being brought forward in the schedule by one year, starting with the 2013–14 series in Australia.
The Australian live television rights to the series will be shared by the Nine Network and Fox Sports, and the British rights by Sky Sports with daily highlights broadcast on Channel 5.
The Australian team played two first-class warm-up matches, against Somerset and Worcestershire, with further first-class matches to come: against Sussex between the second and third tests, and against Northamptonshire between the fourth and fifth tests.