Men’s Ashes schedule announced; first Test to begin on December 8

With the T20 World Cup scheduled in October and November and the new bio-bubble norms, the start of the 2021-22 Ashes has been pushed back. 
Swati Bhatia Editor

Updated - 19 May 2021 10:28 am

Australia and England will begin their run for the urn at Brisbane on December 8, with five Tests. The series will conclude in Perth on January 18. With the T20 World Cup scheduled in October and November and the new bio-bubble norms, the start of the 2021-22 Ashes has been pushed back.

First Test to be played at Gabba

The first Test will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane, where Australia holds a strong record. The action will then shift to the Adelaide Oval, where both sides will play a day-night Test. Melbourne will host the traditional Boxing Day Test and Sydney will host the New Year, the series will finally conclude in Perth, Notably, this will be the first time since 1994-95 that the Ashes will not conclude at the SCG.

Women’s Ashes schedule also announced

The women’s Ashes will begin shortly after the conclusion of the men’s Ashes. The women sides will play a single Test, three ODIs and three T20Is. Heather Knight will lead the England side, while Meg Lanning will captain the Australian side, who will aim for their third consecutive series win. The series will begin with a Test at Canberra’s Manuka Oval. T20I and ODIs will be played in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. Following the conclusion of the series, both teams will travel to New Zealand for the 50-over Women’s World Cup.

Men’s 2021-22 Ashes schedule

December 8-12 1st Test, Gabba
December 16-20 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval (D/N)
December 26-30 3rd Test, MCG
January 5-9 4th Test, SCG
January 14-18 5th Test, Perth

Women’s 2021-22 Ashes schedule

January 27-30 only Test, Manuka Oval
February 4 1st T20I, North Sydney Oval
February 6 2nd T20I, North Sydney Oval
February 10 3rd T20I, Adelaide Oval
February 13 1st ODI, Adelaide Oval
February 16 2nd ODI, Junction Oval
February 19 3rd ODI, Junction Oval

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