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Australia vs Australia A Ashes trial match: Broadcast details, teams, ticket prices

Tim Paine. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
23rd July, 2019
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It will be mate versus mate when Australia takes on Australia A at Southampton in a four-day pre-Ashes trial match starting at 8pm (AEST) tonight.

The official teams were picked by Australian assistant coaches Brad Haddin and Graeme Hick in an American-style draft model.

The teams will be known as the Hick XII and Haddin XII with current Australian captain Tim Paine to lead the Hick XII while Travis Head will skipper the Haddin XII.

All 24 players will take part and the match won’t be listed as an official first-class fixture.

It’s the final chance for players to push their case for national selection for the first Test in the Ashes against England starting on August 1.

Match details

Australia (Hick XII) vs Australia A (Haddin XII)
Dates: July 23-July 26
Time: 8pm-3am (AEST)
Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Broadcast: None

Teams

Hick XII
Joe Burns
Cameron Bancroft
Steve Smith
Peter Handcomb
Matthew Wade
Mitchell Marsh
Tim Paine (c, wk)
Michael Neser
James Pattinson
Jackson Bird
Chris Tremain
Nathan Lyon

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Haddin XII
David Warner
Marcus Harris
Kurtis Patterson
Travis Head (c)
Marnus Labuschagne
Will Pucovski
Alex Carey (wk)
Pat Cummins
Mitch Starc
Peter Siddle
Josh Hazlewood
Jon Holland

How to watch the game online and on TV

Unfortunately, due to the match being a trial and in England, there are no live broadcasts of this match either on television or online through streaming.

Judging by previous Australian tours, Cricket Australia will have updates and video highlights through their website.

What if I’m in Southampton?

If you’re lucky enough to be in or near the Ageas Bowl in Southampton this is your best chance to watch the action as it happens. The county club Hampshire is hosting the match and is charging £21 for Day 1 £16 for subsequent days (approx. $28-$37 AUD). Ticket information can be found on the club’s website.

If you’re not in England, stay connected on The Roar, where we’ll be analysing each day’s play and what it means for the Ashes.