The Ashes
The Ashes.

Last Update on: September 21st, 2022 at 06:53 pm

On June 16, the first Test of the Men’s Ashes 2023 will begin at Edgbaston. The last of the five Test matches will start on July 27 at the Oval, with the other three taking place at Lord’s Headingley and Old Trafford.

The Ashes 2019 were held at the same five locations. The World Test Championship final for 2023 will take place at the Oval in June, while Lord’s will host the final for 2025, according to the ECB. 

The Women’s Ashes, meanwhile, will start on June 22 at Trent Bridge with a single five-day Test match. The last of the three ODIs and three T20Is between Australia and England will be played on July 18. Women’s Ashes T20Is will take place for the first time at Edgbaston, Lord’s, and the Oval. 

Edgbaston, England
Edgbaston Cricket Ground (Image Credits: Google)

There Is No Bigger Challenge Than Retaining The Ashes Away From Home: Nick Hockley

“The Ashes series are among the most significant sporting events in world sport and we are looking forward to these highly anticipated contests in England next year,” Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said.  

“There is no bigger challenge than retaining the Ashes away from home. There is huge excitement from our teams as they look to write themselves into Ashes folklore.”  

Australia National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)
Australia National Cricket Team (Image Credits: Twitter)

In preparation for the T20 World Cup Down Under, Australia will also go to England for a T20I series early in the following month. Australia will then welcome England for a three-match Dettol ODI Series in Adelaide (November 17), Sydney (November 19), and Melbourne (November 20) after the multi-team event (November 22). 

“While these series are on the horizon, we’re excited for the cricket immediately ahead this summer as our men’s team host England across two highly anticipated Dettol T20I and ODI Series either side of the T20 World Cup.”  

England Men’s Team To Host Lord’s Test against Ireland

The men’s team will host Ireland for a Test match at Lord’s beginning on June 1, 2023, prior to the Ashes. In 2019, the two teams’ most recent Test match there took place. From September 20 to September 26, England will also host three One-Day Internationals against Ireland at Headingley, Trent Bridge, and Bristol. 

England vs Ireland (Image Credits: Twitter)
England vs Ireland (Image Credits: Twitter)

“As a player, there’s no doubt that Test cricket is the absolute pinnacle of our sport. We were fortunate to play a Test against England at Lord’s back in 2019 – which was a memorable occasion for players and fans alike – so the news that we will be returning to play at Lord’s next year is very welcome,” Ireland Test skipper Andrew Balbirnie said.  

“That match against England in 2019 was the last Test we have played, so we are excited to be returning to play the red-ball game next year.

It’s one of four Test matches we are scheduled to play in 2023, which is so important for such a relatively young squad. There is no better place to really learn, develop and test your game as in multi-day cricket,” he added. 

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