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    Ashes tour dates confirmed

    England's Ashes defence starts in Brisbane on 23 November before the first ever Ashes Day-Night Test in Adelaide.

    ECB and Cricket Australia have confirmed the 2017-18 Ashes schedule, along with the five One-Day Internationals scheduled for January, immediately following the Test Series.

    The first Test will return to Brisbane’s Gabba before the Adelaide Oval will play host to the first ever Day-Night Ashes Test.

    The series will move to Perth - Cricket Australia and the WACA continue to work with the WA Government on the possibility of hosting the match at the Perth Stadium. 

    The series will then move to the traditional Boxing Day Test and New Year’s Test in Melbourne and Sydney respectively, where record crowds are expected.

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    Fans can find more information, including travel package, hospitality and ticketing options here. Public tickets for the Ashes Series will not go on sale until next year.

    Five One-Day Internationals have been scheduled in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth between 14 January and 28 January.

    A T20 International trans-Tasman tri-series, between England, Australia and New Zealand will take place from February 2018, with three matches to be hosted in Australia, and four including the final to be hosted in New Zealand. Prior to this the traditional Prime Minister’s XI will be played at Manuka Oval in Canberra against England as a T20 International match on Friday 2 February.

    “We’re really excited to announce that Adelaide will play host to the first ever Day-Night Ashes Test," said Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland. "We know how much Adelaide fans love this style of Test cricket. We’re expecting a full house next year in what is sure to be a great contest.”

    The Women's Ashes, due to be played next winter, will be confirmed shortly.

    Ashes schedule

    23-27 November 2017 - First Test, Gabba

    2-6 December 2017 - Second Test, Adelaide Oval (Day-Night)

    14-18 December 2017 - Third Test, Perth (venue TBC)

    26-30 December 2017 - Fourth Test, MCG

    4-8 January 2018 - Fifth Test, SCG

    ODI Schedule

    14 January 2018 - First ODI, MCG

    19 January 2018 - Second ODI, Gabba

    21 January 2018 - Third ODI, SCG

    26 January 2018 - Fourth ODI, Adelaide Oval

    28 January 2018 - Fifth ODI, Perth (venue TBC)

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