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The Ashes 2023: England vs Australia Test Series – everything you need to know.

May 18, 2023
The Ashes 2023: England vs Australia Test Series – everything you need to know.

The highly anticipated Ashes 2023 Test series is just around the corner. With the stage set and anticipation building, cricket fans around the world eagerly await the start of the Test series between England and Australia. Here’s all the essential information you need to know about the coverage, including match dates, venues, live rights, highlights.

Jofra Archer, unfortunately, will miss his second consecutive Ashes series due to a stress fracture in his elbow. After his participation in the IPL for Mumbai Indians, scans revealed the recurrence of his injury. Archer’s absence adds to the challenge-live-lives faced by England, as he has not played a Test match since February 2021.

England confirmed this news while announcing their squad for the upcoming one-off Test against Ireland. The returning Jonny Bairstow has replaced Ben Foakes. Notably, Ollie Pope has been officially appointed as the vice-captain, a significant elevation considering Ben Stokes’ ongoing knee injury.

England aims to reclaim the Ashes for the first time since 2017. Under Ben Stokes’ captaincy, England has shown promise, winning 10 out of their first 12 Tests. Let’s take a look at the Ashes fixtures and the full schedule.

First Test: Edgbaston, Birmingham – June 16-20

Second Test: Lord’s, London – June 28-July 2

Third Test: Headingley, Leeds – July 6-10

Fourth Test: Old Trafford, Manchester – July 19-23

Fifth Test: The Oval, London – July 27-31

All five Tests will be day matches, starting at 12:00 CEST and scheduled to conclude at 19:00 CEST. For viewers in the UK, the BBC has the secondary rights for the highlights package, typically airing them on BBC Two at 20:00 CEST. Additionally, the BBC has the radio rights and will provide ball-by-ball coverage on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 4 LW, and the BBC Sounds app.

England squad for the Test against Ireland.

Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Dan Lawrence, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Mark Wood, Matty Potts, Jack Leach.

Australia squad for the World Test Championship and the first two Ashes Tests.

Pat Cummins, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh,
Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.

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