What cricket matches are on TV this week? Your sporting guide December 6-12

The Ashes is finally here, and it's certainly worth staying up late for. Here is Planet Sport's TV guide for the week ahead in the world of cricket.

The first Ashes Test starts in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the Gabba. The newly appointed Australian captain, Pat Cummins will be looking to start his new job with victory.

However, Joe Root and England will be looking to win in Australia for the first time since 2010/11.

Monday, December 6

India vs New Zealand (Second Test) - Sky Sports Cricket 3.50am and Sky Sports Main Event 4.30am

Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat - Sky Sports Main Event 8am

Tuesday, December 7

Australia vs England (The Ashes First Test) - BT Sport 1 11pm

India vs New Zealand (Second Test) - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 6am.

Big Bash League: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers - Sky Sports Main Event 8am

Wednesday, December 8

Australia vs England (The Ashes First Test) - BT Sport 1 11.30pm

Big Bash League: Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 7.30am

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 10.30am

Thursday, December 9

Australia vs England (The Ashes First Test) - BT Sport 1 11.30pm

Big Bash League: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 8am

Friday, December 10

Australia vs England (The Ashes First Test) - BT Sport 1 11.30pm

Big Bash League: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder - Sky Sports Cricket 8am

Saturday, December 11

Australia vs England (The Ashes First Test) - BT Sport 1 11.30pm

Big Bash League: Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 7.30am

Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 10.30am

Sunday, December 12

Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars - Sky Sports Cricket 8pm