2019 really is the year for England vs Australia cricket. Adding to the huge encounters in the Cricket World Cup and the forthcoming men's Ashes, there's also the women's Ashes being fought out. We're here to help you figure out your Women's Ashes live stream options – England fans will have to pay to watch, but it's better news in Australia where every game is being shown for FREE!
Unlike their male counterparts, the female England and Australian teams will battle for the big prize over the course of an epic 7-match series. Made up of three ODIs (a clean sweep for Australia) and three Twenty20s sandwiching a single four-day Test match, there'll be no doubt which is the better team by the time we get to August.
The last time the Ashes was up for grabs, the teams couldn't be split, sharing the spoils over the course of the drawn series. But it was Australia that prevailed on English soil four years ago, so they retained the trophy…and bragging rights.
When it comes to women's cricket, Australia and England are the two top ranked teams in the world respectively. The Aussies' Ellyse Perry is perhaps the most dangerous player in world cricket right now, with her 50+ batting average and over 130 ODI wickets. England will be relying on captain Heather Knight to be on her best form throughout, while Anya Shrubsole is always one to watch, too.
Whether you've been following the women's game for a while now or are completely new to the format, you're in the right place to discover how to watch all the England vs Australia action play out. This is TechRadar's Women's Ashes live stream guide.
How to watch the Women's Ashes from outside your country
We've got the full details of how to watch in England (paid) and Australia (free) below. But wherever you're based, the second you try and watch from abroad if you're on holiday or away on business, you'll be stopped due to geo-restrictions on the coverage.
The only way we know to get around this is by using a VPN, relocating your IP address to one in your home country and then watching as if you were back there. It's surprisingly straightforward to accomplish and you'll be watching all the Ashes action before you know it.
How to stream Women's Ashes cricket live in the UK
How to live stream Women's Ashes in Australia for FREE