Schedule confirmed for England vs Australia series
The dates for England men’s and women’s 2023 home Ashes series have been confirmed, alongside short form series against New Zealand, Ireland and Sri Lanka.
The men’s summer begins with an individual Test against Ireland, before England look to avenge 2021’s 4-0 Ashes drubbing in Australia. Ben Stokes’ first Ashes as England Test captain will begin at Edgbaston on 16 June, alongside clashes at Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford and the Oval.
The Ashes will be followed by four T20s and four ODIs against New Zealand, the first time the two sides have faced off in an ODI since the 2019 World Cup final. Jos Buttler’s side will then finish their summer with three ODIs against Ireland at the end of September.
The Men’s World Test Championship final is also set to take place at the Oval in June, with Lord’s confirmed as the 2025 host.
England have not lost a home Ashes series since 2001, but Australia have held onto the famed urn since 2015. However, after a transformational summer of “Bazball” for English Test cricket, the hosts will go into this series against the top-ranked men’s Test side with a newfound hope.
England Women will host the first women’s five-day Test match in 30 years to kick-off their multi-format 2023 Ashes series. They will then play three T20s; at Edgbaston, the Oval and Lord’s, before ODIs at the Seat Unique Stadium in Bristol, the Ageas Bowl and Taunton’s County Ground.
The Women’s Ashes is decided on a points system. The Trent Bridge Test will be worth four points to the winner, with each short form tie worth two points.
England Women are without an Ashes win since 2013-14. Australia Women finish this summer top of both the ODI and T20 world rankings, with England just behind in both formats. The two sides last met in April’s World Cup final, with Australia comfortably victorious.
The only previous women’s five-day Test also involved England and Australia, in 1992 at North Sydney Oval. This match signifies another milestone in the rapid growth of global women’s cricket.
Heather Knight’s side will also face Sri Lanka Women in three T20s and three ODIs throughout September.
June, July and September in England will be jam-packed with international cricket, but the first New Zealand T20 is the only match to be played in August (August 30). As it has been for the past two years, that slot is expected to be dominated by the third iteration of both the Men’s and Women’s Hundred.
Men’s Test Series v Ireland
Men’s Ashes Series
- 16-20 June : Edgbaston
- 28 June-2 July: Lord’s
- 6-10 July: Headingley
- 19-23 July: Old Trafford
- 27-31 July: The Oval
Women’s Ashes Series
- 22-26 June: Trent Bridge (Test)
- 1 July: Edgbaston (T20)
- 5 July: The Oval (T20)
- 8 July: Lord’s (T20)
- 12 July: Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol (ODI)
- 16 July: Ageas Bowl (ODI)
- 18 July: County Ground, Taunton (ODI)
Men’s T20 series vs New Zealand
- 30 August: Riverside, Chester-le-Street
- 1 September: Old Trafford
- 3 September: Edgbaston
- 5 September: Trent Bridge
Women’s T20 Series vs Sri Lanka
- 2 September: County Ground, Chelmsford
- 6 September: County Ground, Derby
- 9 September: Riverside, Chester-le-Street
Men’s ODI series vs New Zealand
- 8 September: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
- 10 September: Ageas Bowl
- 13 September: The Oval
- 15 September: Lord’s
Women’s ODI series vs Sri Lanka
- 14 September: County Ground, Leicester
- 17 September: Country Ground, Hove
- 19 September: Spitfire Ground, Canterbury
Men’s ODI series vs Ireland
- 20 September: Headingley
- 23 September: Trent Bridge
- 26 September: Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol