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Blundstone Arena: where is 5th Ashes Test 2022 - capacity of Hobart cricket ground for Australia vs England

Bellerive Oval in Tasmania is set to host an Ashes Test match for the first time.

England will be playing for pride as their disappointing Ashes tour comes to a conclusion with the fifth Test.

Jonny Bairstow (thumb) and Ben Stokes (side strain) are both expected to play despite picking up injuries in Sydney.

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Sam Billings is likely to make his long-awaited Test debut as wicketkeeper after being drafted in to cover the injured Jos Buttler.

England will take on Australia in the fifth Test at the Blundstone Arena.

Where is the Blundstone Arena?

The Ashes fifth Test will take place at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Tasmania, which has a capacity of 20,000.

The contest is expected to create a new Test crowd record despite Covid-19 restrictions.

The current daily cricket crowd record for Bellerive Oval is over 18,000, however capacity has been reduced to 11,000 - which has sold out and fans have been offered an additional 500 tickets for each of the first three days.

The biggest aggregate crowd from the 13 Tests Hobart has hosted since the inaugural match in 1989 is 29,186 against the West Indies in 2005.

When is the Ashes 5th Test?

The fifth Test takes place from Friday 14th January to Tuesday 18th January 2022.

Play for the day-night Test is scheduled to get underway at 4am GMT each day and will run through until around 11:30am.

How to watch 5th Ashes Test

The fifth Test will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and coverage will begin at 3am.

Highlights will be shown each day on BT Sport between 12:45pm and 1:30pm across the five days and are also available on BBC iPlayer from around 6pm.

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