The schedule for England’s double Ashes summer has been announced with both the Men’s and Women’s sides set to take on the Aussies on home turf in 2023.
Ben Stokes’ first Ashes series as captain will get underway at Edgbaston on 16th June before moving to Lord’s, Headingley, Emirates Old Trafford, and finally concluding at the Oval at the end of July.
They will also play a Test against Ireland at Lord’s at the start of June and a three-match ODI series against them in September as well as a four-match T20 series and four-match ODI series against New Zealand across August and September.
Heather Knight’s team will play a five-day Test in England for the first time ever as part of the multi-format Ashes series against Australia, which gets underway with the Test match at Trent Bridge on 22nd June.
Three T20s, at Edgbaston, Lord’s, and the Oval will follow, before the series concludes with three ODIs.
England Women will also host Sri Lanka for a three-match T20 and three-match ODI series in September.
Additionally, the ICC has announced that the Oval will host the final of the Men’s World Test Championship in June.
ECB interim CEO Clare Connor described next summer as “huge for England Women and England Men”.
She continued: “There are few events more special in English sport than a home Ashes series and I know that Heather, Ben, and their teams, will be excited and driven by the challenge of regaining the Ashes.
“I am particularly delighted that we have announced our England Men and England Women’s fixtures side by side for the first time, meaning that supporters can enter the ballot or register interest for any fixture on the same day. June and July will be very special months for cricket in this country with the buzz of two Ashes series taking place simultaneously.
“The women’s game continues to grow and we have clearly entered another phase in terms of the demand for elite women’s sport. We’ve seen record numbers flock to stadia for the second season of The Hundred. Now we want to give more fans the chance to watch England Women in person next summer as they compete for the Ashes on home soil.”
Full Schedule for the 2023 home summer
England v Ireland
Test: England v Ireland, 1st – 4th June @ Lord’s
1st ODI: England v Ireland, 20th September @ Headingley
2nd ODI: England v Ireland, 23rd September @ Trent Bridge
3rd ODI: England v Ireland, 26th September @ Bristol
1st Ashes Test: England v Australia, 16th – 20th June @ Edgbaston
2nd Ashes Test: England v Australia, 28th June – 2nd July @ Lord’s
3rd Ashes Test: England v Australia, 6th – 10th July @ Headingley
4th Ashes Test: England v Australia, 19th – 23rd July @ Emirates Old Trafford
5th Ashes Test: England v Australia, 27th – 31st July @ the Oval
England v New Zealand
1st T20: England v New Zealand, 30th August @ Chester-le-Street
2nd T20: England v New Zealand, 1st September @ Emirates Old Trafford
3rd T20: England v New Zealand, 3rd September @ Edgbaston
4th T20: England v New Zealand, 5th September @ Trent Bridge
1st ODI: England v New Zealand, 8th September @ Cardiff
2nd ODI: England v New Zealand, 10th September @ The Ageas Bowl
3rd ODI: England v New Zealand, 13th September @ the Oval
4th ODI: England v New Zealand, 15th September @ Lord’s
Ashes Test: England v Australia, 22nd – 26th June @ Trent Bridge
1st Ashes T20: England v Australia, 1st July @ Edgbaston
2nd Ashes T20: England v Australia, 5th July @ the Oval
3rd Ashes T20: England v Australia, 8th July @ Lord’s
1st Ashes ODI: England v Australia, 12th July @ Bristol
2nd Ashes ODI: England v Australia, 16th July @ The Ageas Bowl
3rd Ashes ODI: England v Australia, 18th July @ Taunton
England v Sri Lanka
1st T20: England v Sri Lanka, 2nd September @ Chelmsford
2nd T20: England v Sri Lanka, 6th September @ Derby
3rd T20: England v Sri Lanka, 9th September @ Chester-le-Street
1st ODI: England v Sri Lanka, 14th September @ Leicester
2nd ODI: England v Sri Lanka, 17th September @ Hove
3rd ODI: England v Sri Lanka, 19th September @ Canterbury