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Australia vs England live stream and how to watch the Ashes 4th Test for free, from anywhere in the world

David Warner drives a ball during day two of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane
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England will be keen to show the Aussies they're a threat when the 4th Test of the 2021/2022 Ashes gets underway tomorrow at 11.30pm GMT. Having lost series 3-0, Joe Root's side will be playing for pride, rather than the biggest prize in cricket. 

Aussie viewers can watch The Ashes free on Channel 7 but the online live stream is available on Kayo Sports and on Willow in the US. Australia vs England is more than just a game, so make sure you know how to watch an Australia vs England live stream free with a VPN (opens in new tab)– from anywhere in the world.

Australia vs England live stream 2021/22

Date: 4th–9th January 2022 

Start time: 11.30pm GMT  / 6.30pm ET / 10.30am AEDT (5th Jan) / 5am IST (5th Jan)

Location: Sydney Cricket Ground

TV channel: Channel 7 (Australia)

FREE stream: Kayo Sports 14-day free trial (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

US stream: Willow (opens in new tab) | Sling (opens in new tab)

UK stream: BT Sport (opens in new tab)

India stream: Sony Six (opens in new tab)

The team news is in and veteran bowler Stuart Broad returns to partner Jimmy Anderson in the 4th Test against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground. It's the only change to the side that surrendered the Ashes just over a weeks ago. Broad replaces fellow seamer Ollie Robinson who has picked up a minor shoulder issue.

As for the Aussies, top paceman and Melbourne hero Scott Boland holds his place. Batter Usman Khawaja replaces Travis Head who tested positive for Covid –  the only change for Pat Cummins' side.

After a "chastening" nine-wicket defeat to Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane, England slumped to another defeat in the 2nd Test. The jig was up in the 3rd Test when a dismal England lost by an innings, handing the urn back to defending holders Australia.

Despite talk of Joe Root's captaincy coming to an end, England will want to put on a good show.    

"Everyone knows what they need to get motivated, or they should know what they need to get motivated," Root told reporters at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "You know what you need to deliver, you should know how to get the best out of yourself and your teammates."

The 4th Test starts at 11.30pm GMT on Wednesday 4th January 2022 (10.30am AEDT on Thursday). Read on to find out how you can watch an Australia vs England live stream from wherever you are in the world.

Australia vs England free live stream


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Channel 7 has the rights to air The Ashes on TV in Australia but it will not be available online on 7Plus. Instead Aussie fans can stream the 4th and 5th Test live on Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) with a 14-day free trial (opens in new tab)

Going to be outside Oz during Australia vs England? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access Kayo Sports from overseas, without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a 30-day, risk-free money-back guarantee.

Watch Australia vs England live stream from overseas using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Australia vs England rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

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Try ExpressVPN for The Ashes - risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
ExpressVPN hits it for six with a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – it's easier than you think.

How to use a VPN

Using a VPN is incredibly simple:

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Australia vs England, you may wish to choose 'Australia' for Kayo Sports.

3. Then head over to Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Australia vs England live stream.

Australia vs England live stream in the UK

BT Sport

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BT Sport has the rights to broadcast The Ashes 2021/22, so you can see every ball, from the 1st Test to the 5th.

Not a subscriber? The BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab) costs just £25 a month and gets you instant streaming access to all of BT's sports channels, so you can watch the cricket, Premier League soccer, UFC, rugby and more. You don't have to be a BT broadband customer either.

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BT Sport Monthly Pass Watch The Ashes for only £25 (opens in new tab)
This deal gets you full access to all the BT Sport channels for one month, for one fee. It lets anyone in the UK enjoy The Ashes, plus the English Premier League, Champions League and more through the BT Sport website or mobile app. No contract, no fuss.

Watch Australia vs England live stream in USA

Willow TV

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Willow TV (opens in new tab) has the rights to air The Ashes 2021/22 in the States, but there's plenty of options for those who want to see the Australia vs England 4th Test without cable.

You can stream Willow TV via Sling, the popular cable replacement service. It costs just $5 to add Willow TV to your Sling subscription for the first month ($10 a month after). 

Don't have Sling? New users get their first month for only $10... 

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Sling TV 1 month of The Ashes cricket for only $15 (opens in new tab)
Catch all the action Sling TV and enjoy your first month for only $10 with this initial offer ($35 a month thereafter). Willow TV is an add-on but you can get the first month for only $5 ($10 a month thereafter). Cancel at any time.

Australia vs England live stream in India

Sony Six (opens in new tab) is the place to find live coverage of The Ashes 2021/22 in India. You can watch Australia vs England on Sony Six (with English commentary) or catch the action on the Sony LIV app/website.

It's cheap as chips, too. Premium subscription costs from Rs999 a year, which is around £10/$14/AU$19. That includes access to the TV channels, the mobile app and the web player. 

Sony Six LIV only available within India but you can access your account from anywhere using a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) because it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

The Ashes 2021/22 fixture schedule

4th Test: 5th - 9th January 2022

SCG, Sydney 一 10.30am AEDT / 11.30pm GMT

5th Test: Jan 14th - 18th January 2022

Stadium TBC 一 1.30pm AEDT / 2.30am GMT

Australia 2021/22 Ashes squad

Pat Cummins (c), Alex Carey. Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Steve Smith, David Warner

England 2021/22 Ashes squad

Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

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