Ashes | 2019 Australia v England preview
It’s time again for the all-important triple-header of cricket
In the absence of the Ashes, the cricket in the UK this winter is missing a lot of spice and sparkle – but don’t fret, because T20 tri-series in England is on its way in February, and the World T20 in March has the compelling prospect of a home final.
From the promised land of Asia the scene heats up in 2019, and I’ll be heading to Japan to report on its rich and varied cricketing history and inform you about the new homegrown stars hoping to make their mark on a world stage.
Cricinfo will bring you all the news, highlights and analysis
BBC Sport is bringing you all the live action across the 2019 season. Follow all the action on the BBC Sport website and apps from Friday, 10 January. Follow Ravi Bopara and Nick Gubbins on twitter and listen to BBC cricket on the BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.
Travel to Japan by train
Japan runs the most advanced rail network in the world, with most services offered between the major cities. For those looking to make the trip, you can use frequent express trains and small-cab trips, or even stay overnight in a hotel.
Need more information? Railbeat Japan has all the details.