ECB announces fixtures for Ashes 2023: Details here
The 2023 edition of The Ashes (men's and women's) will take place in June-July next year in the UK. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the schedule for the same on Wednesday. Edgbaston, Lord's, Headingley, Old Trafford, and The Oval will host the five men's Tests, respectively. Meanwhile, the Women's Ashes comprises one-off Test, three T20Is, and as many ODIs.
Here are the fixtures
Australia Men won the 2021/22 Ashes 4-0
Australia beat England in the 2021/22 Ashes Down Under. They won the five-match series 4-0 after claiming a comprehensive victory in the fifth and final Ashes Test at Bellerive Oval, Hobart (Day/Night). The Aussies extended their winning streak in pink-ball Tests to 10. Australia won in Brisbane (1st), Adelaide (2nd), Melbourne (3rd), and Hobart (5th), while the Sydney Test (4th) ended in a draw.
Australia Women tasted similar success
Australia Women routed England 3-0 in the ODI series with an eight-wicket win in the third match. They conquered the Women's Ashes without a single defeat across all three formats. The Aussies won the three-match T20I series 1-0 before the one-off Test ended in a draw. It was the first time Australia won the Women's Ashes (multi-format) at home.
England will host Australia for a T20I series
Ahead of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, Australia will travel to England for a T20I series. The series will be a lead-up to the ICC event scheduled Down Under. After the completion of the T20 WC, Australia will host England for a three-match ODI series. Adelaide (November 17), Sydney (November 19), and Melbourne (November 22) will host the matches.
England to host Ireland ahead of Ashes
Before the start of the Ashes, England will host Ireland for a one-off Test at Lord's, starting June 1. The two sides last played a Test at this venue shortly after the 2019 World Cup concluded. England and Ireland will also lock horns in three ODIs at home. Headingley, Trent Bridge, and Bristol will host the matches from September 20 to 26.