While England hold the Ashes urn, Australia, especially Mitchell Johnson, proved to be nightmare for the visitors in 2013-14. It's all nicely set up as the two sides are gearing up to resume the famous rivalry in the upcoming five-match series, starting Thursday, November 23 at the Gabba, Brisbane.

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A lot has been said and the game has already started off the field with former and current Australian players playing the mind games they are know for. Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes' suspension after he was involved in a street brawl in Bristol in September has given enough fodder for the hosts, who will start the tournament as underdogs for the first time in quite a while.

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who is expected to play a key role for the hosts, is leading the trash talking. The 30-year-old urged his team to "finish careers" of English players on tour.

The bowler's comments come after Graeme Swann retired midway during the tumultuous tour in 2013-14 while Jonathan Trott and Matt Prior's careers were never the same after the trip, in which Johnson had taken 37 wickets.

Steve Smith
Will Australia make merry at home once again?Chris Hyde/Getty Images

Full schedule

Match Date Time Venue
1st Test November 23-27 9:59am local/5:29am IST/11:59pm GMT (previous day) The Gabba, Brisbane
2nd Test December 2-6 2pm local/9am IST/3:30am GMT Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
3rd Test December 14-18 10:30am local/8am IST/2:30am GMT WACA, Perth
4th Test December 26-30 10:30am local/5am IST/11:30pm GMT (Previous day) MCG, Melbourne
5th Test January 4-8 10:30am local/5am IST/11:30pm GMT (Previous day) SCG, Sydney

However, Joe Root's England are unlikely to suffer a similar fate this time. In fact quite a few cricket experts, including legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne, have labelled the visitors as favourites after the hosts surprised many with their team selection.

Australia team selection criticised

The likes of Matt Renshaw and Matthew Wade were dropped while Cameron Bancroft and Tim Paine. While the former is eyeing a Test debut after a glorious run in the Sheffield Shield recently, the latter's selection has raised quite a few eyebrows as his recent performances did not deserve a call-up.

Despite all the buzz, the focus will be on the old guards of the likes of David Warner, Alastair Cook, Root as they will hold the key when it comes to scoring runs in difficult conditions.

Starc threat

Mitchell Starc
File photo of Mitchell StarcChris Hyde/Getty Images

A lot is also expected from Mitchell Starc as he will be looking to emulate Johnson's efforts when it comes to leading the attack. The New South Wales bowler's double hat-trick in the shield game against Western Australia earlier this month is a definite warning bell for the visitors.

On the other hand, it will be interesting to see how the likes of Stuart Broad and James Anderson perform, especially in conditions that are not suitable for swing bowling. A lot will depend on off-spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali as he will be required to both restrict the runs and get the breakthroughs for his captain.

TV Schedule and Live streaming

India: TV: Sony Six; Live streaming: Sony Liv

UK: TV: BT Sport; Live streaming: BT Sport Live

Australia: TV: Channel 9; Live streaming: 9Now

US: Willow TV

Malaysia: TV: Astro Cricket; Live streaming: Astro Go

African subcontinent: TV: Supersport 2

Middle East: TV: BeIN Sports HD

Complete squads

Australia (1st and 2nd Test): Steven Smith (c), David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers.

England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Joe Root (c), Dawid Malan, Gary Ballance, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Mason Crane, Ben Foakes, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jake Ball, Craig Overton, Tom Curran.