Bumper Ashes series confirmed as Australia men's, women's teams set to face off against England

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Thu, 22/09/2022
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Bumper Ashes series confirmed as Australia men's, women's teams set to face off against England
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The Australia men's and women's teams will play England in what will be a visual treat for fans from both nations and throughout the world during the 2023 women's and men's Ashes Series, which was confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday. 

Following losses in Australia last winter, the English men's and women's teams will be trying to reclaim the Ashes. The five-match men's Ashes Series kicks off on June 16 at Edgbaston and continues at Lord's (June 28–July 2), Headingley (July 6–10), and Old Trafford (July 19–23), before the fifth and final Test takes place at the Oval from July 27–31.

Ben Stokes and company will welcome Ireland at Lord's from June 1–4 for a one-off Test prior to the start of the men's Ashes. Additionally, there won't be a Test match in England in August for the first time in the 139-year history of the Ashes. 

There will be one Test match (worth four points), three ODIs, and three T20Is in the women's multi-format Ashes (each worth two points). On June 22, a five-day Test match will kick off the seven-match series at Trent Bridge. Women's Ashes T20Is will also be played for the first time at Edgbaston, Lord's, and the Oval. On July 18, the series comes to an end.

The England men's team will play New Zealand following the Ashes (four T20Is and four ODIs respectively). The historic 2019 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup final at Lord's will mark the two teams' first 50-over cricket match since then. Three ODIs and as many T20Is will be played in England by the ladies against Sri Lanka in September. 

We're overjoyed to host two Ashes series in 2023, as well as the men's matches for Ireland, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka. For both England Men and England Women, next summer will be a significant one. A home Ashes series is one of the most special sporting occasions in England, and I know Heather, Ben, and their teams will be inspired and motivated by the task of recovering the Ashes.

"I'm very happy that we've announced the England Men's and England Women's games together for the first time, allowing fans to vote or express interest in either game on the same day. With two Ashes series happening at the same time, June and July will be quite memorable months for cricket in this country."

"The demand for top women's sport has certainly moved into a new phase as the women's game continues to expand. For The Hundred's second season, stadiums have seen record crowds. We now want to provide more fans with the opportunity to watch England Women play for the Ashes on home soil in person next summer "said interim chief executive officer of the ECB Clare Connor. 

Prior to England's return to Australia for the men's Dettol T20I Series next month, under the new direction of former Australian women's team coach Matthew Mott, the Ashes Series schedules have been confirmed.

Three Twenty20 Internationals against England will help Australia's defending T20 World Champion men's squad hone their T20 World Cup preparations in Perth (October 9) and Canberra (October 12 & 14).  

Australia will host the current ODI World Cup champions England for a three-match Dettol ODI Series in Adelaide (November 17), Sydney (November 19), and Melbourne (November 20) following the T20 World Cup (November 22). 

"The Ashes series is one of the most important athletic events in the world, and we are eagerly anticipating the matches in England next year. Retaining the Ashes away from home is the biggest task. Our teams are really ecstatic as they want to immortalise themselves in Ashes mythology."

While these series are still in the future, Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley expressed excitement for the cricket that will take place this summer as our men's team hosts England in two eagerly awaited Dettol T20I and ODI Series either side of the T20 World Cup.

2023 Australia Women's Ashes Tour of England

Jun 22-26: Test match - Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Jul 1: First T20I - Edgbaston, Birmingham

Jul 5: Second T20I - The Oval, London

Jul 8: Third T20I - Lord's, London

Jul 12: First ODI - County Ground, Bristol

Jul 16: Second ODI - The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Jul 18: Third ODI - County Ground, Taunton



2023 Australia Men's Ashes Tour of England

Jun 16 - Jun 20: First Test - Edgbaston, Birmingham

Jun 28 - Jul 2: Second Test - Lord's, London

Jul 6 - Jul 10: Third Test - Headingley, Leeds

Jul 19 - Jul 23: Fourth Test - Old Trafford, Manchester

Jul 27 - Jul 31: Fifth Test - The Oval, London