The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. here’s the full schedule, venue and prediction of The Ashes 2023.
The Ashes 2023 : dates, schedule, venue, prediction
The term originated in a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper, The Sporting Times, immediately after Australia’s 1882 victory at The Oval, its first Test win on English soil.
|Administrator||International Cricket Council|
|First edition||1882–83 (Australia)|
|Latest edition||2021–22 (Australia)|
|Next edition||2023 (England)|
|Tournament format||5-match series|
The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and “the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia”.
The mythical ashes immediately became associated with the 1882–83 series played in Australia, before which the English captain Ivo Bligh had vowed to “regain those ashes”. The English media therefore dubbed the tour the quest to regain the Ashes.
The Ashes 2023 dates
The Ashes will be next competed for in July-September 2023.
And will be held in England, meaning a wider audience will be able to tune in to watch the action at a reasonable hour in the UK.
Say goodbye to 11-hour time differences and 4am alarm clocks, the action will take place in daytime hours across the UK.
The Ashes feels like a distant memory now. The depths of winter saw England collapse to a 4-0 series in Australia, and that sparked an unlikely revolution that has fans excited about cricket once again.
Joe Root stepped down as captain to be replaced by Ben Stokes, former New Zealand star Brendon McCullum was appointed as the new coach of the team, a number of faces were shipped out and the tide has turned.
From a bleak winter to the glory of summer, England look like a team to be reckoned with once again.
As the shackles came off at the hosts clean swept world Test champions New Zealand 3-0 before recording their highest ever run chase of 378 to topple India at Edgbaston.
The ECB announced on Wednesday its venues for major domestic and international matches from 2020 to 2024, including the 2023 Ashes Tests.
There had been reports Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl was set to host its first Ashes Test match in the 2023 series having missed out in 2019.
But it, Glamorgan’s Swalec Stadium and Trent Bridge all failed in their bids to host the Ashes, although the Nottingham ground will host four Test matches in the five-year period until 2024.
“As the world’s third oldest Test match venue, it’s incredibly important to us that we continue to stage a significant amount of Test cricket,” said Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club chief executive Lisa Pursehouse.
“Of course, we would have very much liked to have staged an Ashes Test. Having hosted terrific matches here in 2013 and 2015, it would have been the icing on the cake.”
Gloucestershire, Durham, Glamorgan and Hampshire will all host England one-day internationals at their grounds throughout the five-year period, with the latter two also set to stage T20 internationals.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that the 2023 Ashes Tests have been awarded to the same five grounds as the 2019 edition.
Headingley and Old Trafford have been selected, with regular venues Lord’s, The Oval and Edgbaston making up the rest of the five-match series.
The decision sees Nottinghamshire’s Trent Bridge, the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire and Glamorgan’s Swalec Stadium miss out on The Ashes.
On Wednesday, the ECB also announced the cities that will host the new eight-team Twenty20 tournament in 2020.
Lord’s and The Oval will host newly created teams in the competition, with the Ageas Bowl, Edgbaston, Headingley, Old Trafford, the Swalec Stadium and Trent Bridge the other grounds chosen.
The Ashes prediction
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has predicted another Ashes disaster if the national team doesn’t improve in certain aspects of the game.
England’s Ashes 2021-22 campaign has gone from bad to worse, having lost three consecutive Test matches.
Writing for The Telegraph, he recalled England’s limited-overs performance in 2015 and how they improved to win the next edition of the World Cup.
Test results, up to and including the 2021-22 Ashes series in Australia:
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Series results, up to and including the 2021-22 Ashes series:
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“It is the equivalent of the 2015 World Cup in Australia when we realized we had to change our approach. They were lucky in 2019 when they drew the series at home to Australia and they failed to realize that and address their faults. The Aussies should have beaten us in 2019 and they will hammer us in 2023 if we do not act quickly.”
Former England captain Michael Vaughan slammed the Joe Root-led side for not focusing enough on Test cricket.
On Tuesday, Australia handed England a humiliating defeat by an innings and 14 runs as the hosts were relentless and aggressive with their bowling execution.
Debutant Scott Boland, who is the local player of Melbourne, scripted remarkable figures of six wickets for seven runs. England were bundled up for 68 inside the first session as Australia clinched the series 3-0 to retain the Ashes.