England and Australia became the first teams to have their players' names and their numbers printed on their Test jerseys when the two sides face off in the Ashes 2019.

The first Ashes Test between England and Australia is being played at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham starting from Thursday, August 1, 2019.

Live updates:

England 10 for 0 trail Australia 284 (Smith 144, Broad 5-86) by 274 runs

The second day's play will begin at 10:00 AM GMT, 11:00 AM BST, 3:30 PM IST. Australia is currently holding the Ashes. England will be pumped to get it back.

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ENG vs AUS 1st Ashes Test broadcast

Sky Sports will broadcast the match live in the United Kingdom. The live streaming of the game will be available on the SkyGo app and Sky Sports website.

Channel 9 will telecast the match live in Australia while 9Now will live stream the matches in Australia. Sony ESPN will broadcast the match live in India and SonyLiv will provide online streaming of the match in India.

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Archer rested, England stick to Woakes

England captain Joe Root named his XI one day prior to the Test. Jofra Archer, who has received his maiden Test call-up, has been rested for the first Test as he is still nursing his injury from the World Cup.

Ben Stokes and Jos Bulter find their way back into the team while Moeen Ali will be the lone spinner.

Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad will be partnered by James Anderson, who has recovered from his injury. Joe Denly has retained his spot in the side but might bat at no.4 with Root batting a position higher than him.

Australia to break the trio of Hazlewood, Starc, and Cummins

Australia hasn't announced its lineup for the first Test. According to the Cricbuzz article, James Pattinson and Pat Cummins are certainly going to play the first Test while the chances are that Mitchell Starc and Jos Hazlewood might be rested.

Peter Siddle is likely to be the third pacer with Matthew Wade coming into the team at the no. 6 spot. David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are expected to open the innings for Australia with Usman Khawaja batting at no.

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The match could be affected by rain, but the forecast predicts that rain would come only on the third and the fourth day of the Test. The first two days might have a good amount of sunshine. There will be some moisture on the wicket after the overcast condition in Birmingham leading up to the match.

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