New Delhi: England have announced an extraordinary schedule for the summer of 2023. This includes the five-match Ashes series against Australia and the only Test match against Ireland. Under the captaincy of Ben Stokes, the summer season will begin with a one-off Test against Ireland at Lord’s. It will be played between June 1 and 4.
This will be followed by a five-match Test series against Australia. The Men’s Ashes will take place from June 16 to July 31. The English grounds of Edgbaston, Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford and The Oval will host the Test.
Men’s Ashes Series
Friday June 16 – Tuesday June 20: 1St Test, England Men v Australia Men, Edgbaston
From Wednesday 28 June to Sunday 2 July: 2n.d Test, England Men v Australia Men, Lord’s
Thursday 6 July – Monday 10 July: 3rd Test, England Men v Australia Men, Headingley
Wednesday July 19 to Sunday July 23: 4th Test, England Men v Australia Men, Emirates Old Trafford
Thursday 27 July – Monday 31: 5th Test, England Men v Australia Men, The Kia Oval
Men’s T20I Series vs New Zealand
At the same time, the England men’s team will also play an ODI series and a T20 series against New Zealand. This includes four T20 Internationals and four ODIs. The series against New Zealand will be played from August 30 to September 15, 2023.
Wednesday, August 30: 1St T20I, Men’s England v New Zealand, Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street
Friday, September 1: 2n.d T20I, Men’s England v New Zealand, Emirates Old Trafford
Sunday, September 3: 3rd T20I, Men’s England v New Zealand, Edgbaston
Tuesday, September 5: 4th T20I, England Men v New Zealand, Trent Bridge
Men’s ODI Series v Ireland
Along with this, England players will also play a three-match ODI series against Ireland from September 20-26. This will be an important series ahead of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 (October-November) to be played in India.
Wednesday, September 20: 1St ODI, England Men v Ireland Men, Headingley
Saturday, September 23: 2n.d ODI, England Men v Ireland Men, Trent Bridge
Tuesday, September 26: 3rd ODI, England Men v Ireland Men, Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol
Women’s Ashes Series
England have also announced the schedule for the multi-format Women’s Ashes series, which includes the first five-day Test match at home.
Thursday 22 June – Monday 26 June: Single Test match, England Women v Australia Women. Bridge of Trent
Saturday July 1: 1St T20I, England Women v Australia Women, Edgbaston
Wednesday July 5: 2n.d T20I, England Women v Australia Women, The Kia Oval
Saturday July 8: 3rd T20I, England Women v Australia Women, Lord’s
Wednesday July 12: 1St ODI, England Women v Australia Women, Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol
Sunday July 16: 2n.d ODI, England Women v Australia Women, The Ageas Bowl
Tuesday, July 18: 3rd ODI, England Women v Australia Women, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton