England captain Alistair Cook (L) and Australian captain Michael Clarke pose with the ashes. (ANDREW YATES/AFP/Getty Images)
A summer of fun is just getting started with the five Test Ashes series between England and Australia taking centre stage.
England and Australia
is always a fierce and entertaining battle in what ever sport they lock horns in, but one of the famous has to be the Ashes and Australia head over to England looking to wrestle back the little urn.
The first Test gets underway at Trent Bridge in Nottingham and for the first time ever you can watch the action streamed live on YouTube.
The England Cricket Board have now confirmed a deal that allows them to stream coverage of the Investec Ashes series live via YouTube.
Cricket fans in mainland Europe and South America can watch the action from all the Tests with live action and highlights packages from each session.
ECB chief executive David Collier said: “This is the ECB's first venture into live streaming of cricket online, so it is ground-breaking territory for us,.
“We receive numerous requests from cricket fans in regions where there is no broadcast TV offering, and therefore we are delighted that many will be able to enjoy this Investec Ashes Series.
"It is also important that we play a role in the expansion of the game to countries that do not traditionally play nor watch the sport."
To watch the Ashes series head over to YouTube and sign-up to the ECB channel and watch from this link
The arrangement covers 53 countries, including the majority of Europe (although not Ireland) and everywhere in South America other than Guyana and French Guiana.
The service will be geo-blocked, making it available only to internet users in regions where there is no broadcast offering.