Aus vs Eng 2021-22 – Males’s Ashes to start on December 8 in Brisbane earlier than concluding in Perth
England and Australia to play 5 Exams in six weeks; Ladies’s Ashes commences on January 27
With the T20 World Cup being staged in October and November in India, and the chance of gamers arriving in Australia having to quarantine for 14 days, the beginning of the 2021-22 Ashes has been pushed again considerably. The primary Take a look at will stay on the Gabba, the place Australia have solely misplaced as soon as since 1988, earlier than a day-night sport at Adelaide Oval.
With Melbourne and Sydney retaining their conventional Boxing Day and New Yr spots, the collection will end up in Western Australia – however not on the WACA, which hosted its final Ashes Take a look at in 2017. This would be the first time since 1994-95 that the Ashes has not concluded on the SCG.
Joe Root has overseen England’s final two Ashes campaigns – a 2-2 dwelling attract 2019 and a 4-0 loss on the 2017-18 tour – and the problem this time round will solely be elevated by a packed schedule and the biosecurity provisions applied in response to Covid-19.
England’s Take a look at specialists are more likely to arrive in Australia prematurely, with these multi-format gamers concerned on the T20 World Cup becoming a member of them. The schedule for warm-up matches is but to be confirmed, as are guidelines governing crowds and whether or not followers can journey from abroad.
“In an ideal world, we’d welcome England followers again to those shores for a summer season of singing and sportsmanship,” Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s interim CEO, mentioned. “After all, we can be guided by the Australian authorities on all issues associated to worldwide journey.”
He added: “We’re completely thrilled to announce our males’s and girls’s worldwide fixtures for the 2021-22 summer season of cricket. The teachings realized from efficiently delivering a secure summer season in ’20-21 provides us confidence on what we’re capable of obtain, and we’re all hoping for a summer season of full crowds and an Ashes environment we’re all accustomed to.
“The Ashes is among the nice world sporting rivalries and appears to develop ever bigger with every collection and technology. We can’t wait to host England males over 5 Exams this summer season. The newest males’s Ashes collection was a exceptional contest that captured the creativeness of all the cricketing world and I count on this summer season to be no totally different.”
Heather Knight will lead England’s makes an attempt to regain the Ladies’s Ashes for the primary time since 2015, beginning with a Take a look at at Canberra’s Manuka Oval. T20I and ODI legs will comply with in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, with factors on provide for all of the matches. Following the conclusion of the collection, each groups will head to New Zealand for the 50-over Ladies’s World Cup, which was postponed from 2020 as a result of pandemic.
“An Ashes collection in Australia is a worldwide spotlight of the cricketing calendar and is all the time a spotlight collection for England groups,” Tom Harrison, the ECB’s chief govt officer, mentioned.
“It is a vastly thrilling prospect that each males’s and girls’s squads can be heading to Australia. It guarantees to be a extremely aggressive and shut contest with groups in each collection evenly matched. I’ve little doubt that the rivalry and drama will as soon as once more seize the curiosity of sports activities lovers throughout the globe.
“2022 goes to be an incredible 12 months for ladies’s cricket. With an Ashes, a World Cup in New Zealand and a house Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, this may very well be a landmark 12 months for our crew. It represents an enormous problem, however one Heather Knight and her gifted squad are very enthusiastic about.”
Males’s 2021-22 Ashes schedule
December 8-12 1st Take a look at, Gabba
December 16-20 2nd Take a look at, Adelaide Oval (D/N)
December 26-30 third Take a look at, MCG
January 5-9 4th Take a look at, SCG
January 14-18 fifth Take a look at, Perth
Ladies’s 2021-22 Ashes schedule
January 27-30 solely Take a look at, Manuka Oval
February 4 1st T20I, North Sydney Oval
February 6 2nd T20I, North Sydney Oval
February 10 third T20I, Adelaide Oval
February 13 1st ODI, Adelaide Oval
February 16 2nd ODI, Junction Oval
February 19 third ODI, Junction Oval