The ECB and Cricket Australia have confirmed the 2017-18 Ashes schedule. Adelaide Oval will play host to the first ever Day-Night Ashes Test on December 2nd. Five ODI’s are also scheduled in January, immediately following the Test Series. Read more by clicking here but you can also see all the dates and venues of the tour below:
- 23-27 November 2017 – First Test, Gabba
- 2-6 December 2017 – Second Test, Adelaide Oval (Day-Night)
- 14-18 December 2017 – Third Test, Perth (venue TBC)
- 26-30 December 2017 – Fourth Test, MCG
- 4-8 January 2018 – Fifth Test, SCG
- 14 January 2018 – First ODI, MCG
- 19 January 2018 – Second ODI, Gabba
- 21 January 2018 – Third ODI, SCG
- 26 January 2018 – Fourth ODI, Adelaide Oval
- 28 January 2018 – Fifth ODI, Perth (venue TBC)
The first Test will return to Brisbane’s Gabba before the Adelaide Oval will play host to the first ever Day/Night Ashes Test. The series will move to Perth (venue TBC), then move to the traditional Boxing Day Test and New Year’s Test in Melbourne and Sydney respectively. Despite the disappointing display on the pitch, the England fans who travelled to Australia in 2013-14 had a fantastic time meeting new people, seeing the sights and getting to see the fantastic country away from the cricket grounds.
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