England Cricket Board on Wednesday confirmed the fixtures of The Ashes 2023. The prestigious test series is played between the two arch-rivals, England and Australia. The schedule includes five tests played between both nation’s men’s teams, including a test, 3 game ODIs as well as 3 T20Is will be played between the women’s teams.
The English summer is going to get even hotter this time. As the hosts bid to hit back against Australia at home in June and July next year. The series will commence on June 16 at Edgbaston.
ECB’s Interim Chief Executive Officer Clare Connor announced on Wednesday,
“Next summer will be huge for England women and England men. There are few events more special in English sport than a home Ashes series and I know that Heather, Ben, and their teams, will be excited and driven by the challenge of regaining the Ashes.
“I am particularly delighted that we have announced our England men and England women’s fixtures side by side for the first time, meaning that supporters can enter the ballot or register interest for any fixture on the same day. June and July will be very special months for cricket in this country with the buzz of two Ashes series taking place simultaneously.”
Ashes 2023 detailed schedule
|LV= Insurance Men’s Ashes Series||EDGBASTON|
EMIRATES OLD TRAFFORD
THE KIA OVAL
|Fri 16- Tue 20 June |
Wed 28 June- Sun 2 July
Thu 6- Mon 10 July Wed 19- Sun 23 July
Thu 27- Mon 31 July
|LV= Insurance Women’s Ashes Series||TRENT BRIDGE||Thu 22- Mon 26 June|
|Vitality T20Is, Women’s Ashes Series||EDGBASTON |
THE KIA OVAL
|Sat 1 July |
Wed 5 July
Sat 8 July
|One Day Internationals, Women’s Ashes Series||SEAT UNIQUE STADIUM, BRISTOL |
COOPER ASSOCIATES COUNTY GROUND, TAUNTON
Wed 12 July
Sun 16 July
Tue 18 July
Ben Stokes to captain in the Ashes for the first time
Current English captain Ben Stokes is all set to lead the national team for the first time in the Ashes, following former captain Joe Root’s resignation post the pathetic loss in the previous edition of the test series. The hosts are currently looking in great form after a 2-1 series victory against dangerous Proteas. Will like to regain the urn for the time since 2015.
Moreover, Heather Knight will lead the English women’s contingent against the Australian women’s team. As the will the first faceoff in the only test, on 22nd June. Currently, they are hosting India for a three-match series in both the limited-over formats.
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