It will be available on iPlayer from 5pm each day

BBC cricket Isa Guha

BBC Sport has revealed a daily Ashes highlights show, to be shown on iPlayer.

The men’s series gets underway on 8 December, or the night of 7 December in the UK, with Australia favourites to keep the famous urn. England has been hit by the early news that James Anderson has been ruled out of the first test.

It has secured additional media rights for the series, having already planned to cover it through its Test Match Special radio commentary.

The Test Match Special commentary will feature on the iPlayer highlights, with BBC Cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew, 2008 Ashes winner Isa Guha and TMS regulars Jim Maxwell, Simon Mann and Daniel Norcross all taking part. Analysis will also come from former England internationals Steven Finn and Phil Tufnell, as well as former Australia internationals Ian Chappell, Glenn McGrath, and Mitchell Johnson.

As well as the iPlayer highlights, fans will be able to see digital clips of key moments on the BBC Sport website. These clips will form part of its coverage on the site, which will include a live blog and catch-up in the morning through a highlights edit plus news, features and analysis.

Live coverage of the Ashes will be shown on BT Sport, which recently revealed its presentation line-up, having earlier decided against sending a commentary team Down Under.