The Ashes 2023: England vs Australia confirms men’s team facing June and July tests | cricket news

England’s men’s Ashes series will begin at Edgbaston on June 16 and end at Kia Oval from July 27 as Ben Stokes hopes to lead the team to glory; The women’s side will face Australia in one Test starting June 22 ahead of three ODI matches and 3 IT20s

Last update: 09/21/22 10:49 PM

Ben Stokes (left) and Heather Knight will compete to get the Ashes home next summer

The Ashes series of five Tests will take place in England in June and July next year, with the full schedule confirmed for both men and women trying to respond to Australia at home.

Ben Stokes will lead England for the first time in the Ashes Series, as the hosts look to reclaim the pitcher for the first time since 2015, and after a four-day test against Ireland – it all begins in Edgbaston on June 16.

The series will then move to Lord’s (June 28-July 2) and Headingley (July 6-10), the Stokes Championships 2019 scene, before concluding at Emirates Old Trafford (July 19-23) and Kia Oval (July 27-31) .

It will be the first time in the Ashes’ 139-year history that there is no August Test in England – as the Whites look to defend the Over-50 World Cup finals later in the year from October in India.

England men's cricket managing director Rob Key describes how much he has admired Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCollum since taking over the role in April.

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England men’s cricket managing director Rob Key describes how much he has admired Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCollum since taking over the role in April.

England men’s cricket managing director Rob Key describes how much he has admired Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCollum since taking over the role in April.

The Ashes for Women will begin with a five-day audition at Trent Bridge on June 22. This multiform series then moves on to three IT20s and three ODIs, with the series winner determined through a points system as Heather Knight advances to home glory.

England women have not won the Ashes since 2013/2014 and, like men, were dominated by Australia in 2021/2022.

The summer of the men’s bumper home with four IT20s will continue against New Zealand, the first in Durham on August 30 and the last at Trent Bridge on September 5.

Rob Key shares his thoughts on Joe Root and explains how influential he was in England after passing a successful summer exam

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Rob Key shares his thoughts on Joe Root and explains how influential he was in England after passing a successful summer exam

Rob Key shares his thoughts on Joe Root and explains how influential he was in England after passing a successful summer exam

Gus Butler’s side will then face the Black Caps in four one-day internationals – the two teams’ first encounter in over 50 years since the 2019 World Cup Final – before hosting Ireland in three more internationals at the end of September.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka women will run in three courses in the IT20s, and three ODI matches.

Additionally, the ICC has confirmed that the World Test Championship final will take place at the Oval in June, while Lords has been chosen to host it in 2025.

England captain Ben Stokes reflects on a successful streak against South Africa and explains how he wants his team to continue playing

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England captain Ben Stokes reflects on a successful streak against South Africa and explains how he wants his team to continue playing

England captain Ben Stokes reflects on a successful streak against South Africa and explains how he wants his team to continue playing

“We are very pleased to be hosting the two Ashes series in 2023, as well as hosting Irish men and men from New Zealand and Sri Lanka,” said Claire Connor, interim chief executive of the European Central Bank.

“Next summer will be huge for England women and England men. There are few special events in English sport than the Ashes Home Series and I know Heather, Ben and their teams will be excited and driven by the challenge of getting the Ashes back.

“I am particularly pleased that we have announced the men’s England and Women’s England side-by-side matches for the first time, which means fans can go to the polls or register interest for any match on the same day. June and July will be very special months for cricket in this country with the emergence of my two series Ashes at once.”

England captain Heather Knight has described men's captain Ben Stokes as 'extremely brave' after the multi-skilled player opened up about his recent mental struggles.

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England captain Heather Knight has described men’s captain Ben Stokes as ‘extremely brave’ after the multi-skilled player opened up about his recent mental struggles.

England captain Heather Knight has described men’s captain Ben Stokes as ‘extremely brave’ after the multi-skilled player opened up about his recent mental struggles.

England’s schedule of ash and bountiful summer

men

Test vs Ireland (Lord’s) – June 1-4

Ashes first test against Australia (Edgbaston) – 16-20 June

Ashes 2nd Test against Australia (Lords) – 28 June – 2 July

Ashes 3rd Test against Australia (Headingley) – 6-10 July

Ashes 4th Test against Australia (UAE Old Trafford) – July 19-23

Ashes 5th Test (Kia Oval) vs Australia – 27-31 July

First T20 international vs New Zealand (Chester-le-Street) – August 30

2nd International T20 Championship vs New Zealand (UAE Old Trafford) – September 1

Third T20 International vs New Zealand (Edgbaston) – Sep 3

T20 International Match 4 vs New Zealand (Trent Bridge) – 5 September

First ODI match against New Zealand (Cardiff) – 8 September

2nd ODI Match against New Zealand (The Ageas Bowl) – 10 September

ODI Match 3 vs New Zealand (Kia Oval) – Sep 13

4th ODI Match vs New Zealand (Lords) – 15th Sep

First ODI match against Ireland (Headingley) – 20 September

2nd ODI Match against Ireland (Trent Bridge) – 23 September

3rd ODI vs Ireland (Bristol) – 26th Sep

Women

Ashes Test vs Australia (Trent Bridge) – June 22-26

First Ashes T20 international vs Australia (Edgbaston) – July 1

Second Ashes T20 international vs Australia (Kia Oval) – July 5

Third Ashes T20 International VS Australia (Lords) – July 8

First Ashes ODI vs Australia (Bristol) – Jul 12

Second Ashes ODI vs Australia (The Ageas Bowl) – July 16

Third Ashes ODI vs Australia (Taunton) – Jul 18

First T20 international match against Sri Lanka (Chelmsford) – 2 September

2nd International T20 Championship vs Sri Lanka (Derby) – 6th Sep

3rd International T20 Championship vs Sri Lanka (Chester Lee Street) – September 9

First ODI match against Sri Lanka (Leicester) – 14th September

2nd ODI Match against Sri Lanka (Hof) – 17th Sep

3rd ODI Match vs Sri Lanka (Canterbury) – 19 Sep