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The Ashes 2017-18

England tour of Australia 2017-18 Series

Dates 23 November 2017 – 3 April 2018
Captains  Steve Smith Joe Root (Tests)

Fixtures

  • Sat Nov 4 – Sun Nov 5 10:30 local (02:30 GMT | 08:00 IST)
    Western Australia XI v England
    Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
  • Wed Nov 8 – Sat Nov 11 14:00 local (03:30 GMT | 09:00 IST)
    Cricket Australia XI v England
    Adelaide Oval
  • Wed Nov 15 – Sat Nov 18 10:00 local (00:00 GMT | 05:30 IST)
    Cricket Australia XI v England
    Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
  • Thu Nov 23 – Mon Nov 27 10:00 local (00:00 GMT | 05:30 IST)
    1st Test – Australia v England
    Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
  • Sat Dec 2 – Wed Dec 6 14:00 local (03:30 GMT | 09:00 IST)
    2nd Test – Australia v England
    Adelaide Oval
  • Sat Dec 9 – Sun Dec 10 10:30 local (02:30 GMT | 08:00 IST)
    Cricket Australia XI v England
    Richardson Park, Perth
  • Thu Dec 14 – Mon Dec 18 10:30 local (02:30 GMT | 08:00 IST)
    3rd Test – Australia v England
    Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth
  • Tue Dec 26 – Sat Dec 30 10:30 local (23:30 GMT -1d | 05:00 IST)
    4th Test – Australia v England
    Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Thu Jan 4 – Mon Jan 8, 2018 10:30 local (23:30 GMT -1d | 05:00 IST)
    5th Test – Australia v England
    Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Sun Jan 14, 2018 (50 ovs) 14:20 local (03:20 GMT | 08:50 IST)
    1st ODI – Australia v England
    Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Fri Jan 19, 2018 (50 ovs) 13:20 local (03:20 GMT | 08:50 IST)
    2nd ODI – Australia v England
    Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
  • Sun Jan 21, 2018 (50 ovs) 14:20 local (03:20 GMT | 08:50 IST)
    3rd ODI – Australia v England
    Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Fri Jan 26, 2018 (50 ovs) 13:50 local (03:20 GMT | 08:50 IST)
    4th ODI – Australia v England
    Adelaide Oval
  • Sun Jan 28, 2018 (50 ovs)
    5th ODI – Australia v England
    Venue TBC
  • Fri Feb 2, 2018 (20 ovs) 19:15 local (08:15 GMT | 13:45 IST)
    Prime Minister’s XI v England XI
    Manuka Oval, Canberra
  • Wed Feb 7, 2018 (20 ovs) 19:40 local (08:40 GMT | 14:10 IST)
    Australia v England
    Bellerive Oval, Hobart
  • Sat Feb 10, 2018 (20 ovs) 19:20 local (08:20 GMT | 13:50 IST)
    Australia v England
    Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Tue Feb 13, 2018 (20 ovs) 19:00 local (06:00 GMT | 11:30 IST)
    New Zealand v England
    Westpac Stadium, Wellington
  • Sun Feb 18, 2018 (20 ovs) 19:00 local (06:00 GMT | 11:30 IST)
    New Zealand v England
    Seddon Park, Hamilton
  • Sun Feb 25, 2018 (50 ovs) 14:00 local (01:00 GMT | 06:30 IST)
    1st ODI – New Zealand v England
    Seddon Park, Hamilton
  • Wed Feb 28, 2018 (50 ovs) 14:00 local (01:00 GMT | 06:30 IST)
    2nd ODI – New Zealand v England
    Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
  • Sat Mar 3, 2018 (50 ovs) 14:00 local (01:00 GMT | 06:30 IST)
    3rd ODI – New Zealand v England
    Westpac Stadium, Wellington
  • Wed Mar 7, 2018 (50 ovs) 11:00 local (22:00 GMT -1d | 03:30 IST)
    4th ODI – New Zealand v England
    University Oval, Dunedin
  • Sat Mar 10, 2018 (50 ovs) 11:00 local (22:00 GMT -1d | 03:30 IST)
    5th ODI – New Zealand v England
    Hagley Oval, Christchurch
  • Thu Mar 22 – Mon Mar 26, 2018 14:00 local (01:00 GMT | 06:30 IST)
    1st Test – New Zealand v England
    Eden Park, Auckland
  • Fri Mar 30 – Tue Apr 3, 2018 11:00 local (22:00 GMT -1d | 03:30 IST)
    2nd Test – New Zealand v England
    Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Results

  • Tour Match: Western Australia XI v England at Perth – Nov 4-5, 2017
  • England 349/6d; Western Australia XI 342/10 (86 ov)
    Match drawn
  • Tour Match: Cricket Australia XI v England at Adelaide – Nov 8-11, 2017
  • England 293 and 207; Cricket Australia XI 233/9d and 75 (40.1 ov, target: 268)
    England won by 192 runs
  • Tour Match: Cricket Australia XI v England at Townsville – Nov 15-18, 2017
  • Toss: Cricket Australia XI , elected to bat first
    Cricket Australia XI 250 and 364/4 (110 ov); England 515
    Match drawn
  • 1st Test: Australia v England at Brisbane – Nov 23-27, 2017
  • England 302 and 195; Australia 328 and 173/0 (50 ov, target: 170)
    Australia won by 10 wickets
  • 2nd Test: Australia v England at Adelaide – Dec 2-6, 2017
  • Australia 442/8d and 138; England 227 and 233 (84.2 ov, target: 354)
    Australia won by 120 runs
  • Tour Match: Cricket Australia XI v England at Perth – Dec 9-10, 2017
  • England XI 314/9d and 130/3d; Cricket Australia XI 151/4d and 269/8 (36.5 ov, target: 294)
    Match drawn
  • 3rd Test: Australia v England at Perth – Dec 14-18, 2017
  • Toss: England , elected to bat first
    England 403 and 218 (72.5 ov) | Australia 662/9d
    Australia won by an innings and 41 runs | Series result: Australia led the 5-match series 3-0
    Player of the match: Steven Smith
  • 4th Test: Australia v England at Melbourne – Dec 26-30, 2017
  • Toss Australia , elected to bat first
    Australia 327 and 263/4d (124.2 ov); England 491
    Match drawn
    Series result: Australia led the 5-match series 3-0
    Player of the match: Alastair Cook
  • 5th Test: Australia v England at Sydney – Jan 4-8, 2018
  • Toss England , elected to bat first
    England 346 and 180 (88.1 ov); Australia 649/7d
    Australia won by an innings and 123 runs
    Series result Australia won the 5-match series 4-0
    Player of the match Pat Cummins
    Player of the series Steven Smith
  • Tour match: Cricket Australia XI v England XI at Sydney – Jan 11, 2018
    Cricket Australia XI 258/9 (50/50 ov); England XI 259/5 (40.5/50 ov)
    England XI won by 5 wickets (with 55 balls remaining)
  • 1st ODI: Australia v England at Melbourne – Jan 14, 2018
  • Australia 304/8 (50/50 ov); England 308/5 (48.5/50 ov)
    England won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
  • 2nd ODI: Australia v England at Brisbane – Jan 19, 2018
  • Toss
    Australia , elected to bat first
    Australia 270/9 (50/50 ov); England 274/6 (44.2/50 ov)
    England won by 4 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
    Player Of The Match
    Joe Root
    Series result
    England led the 5-match series 2-0
  • 3rd ODI: Australia v England at Sydney – Jan 21, 2018
  • Toss
    Australia , elected to field first
    England 302/6 (50/50 ov); Australia 286/6 (50/50 ov)
    England won by 16 runs
    Player Of The Match
    Jos Buttler
    Series result
    England led the 5-match series 3-0
  • 4th ODI: Australia v England at Adelaide – Jan 26, 2018
  • England 196 (44.5/50 ov); Australia 197/7 (37/50 ov)
    Australia won by 3 wickets (with 78 balls remaining)
  • 5th ODI: Australia v England at Perth – Jan 28, 2018
    England 259 (47.4/50 ov); Australia 247 (48.2/50 ov)
    England won by 12 runs
  • Tour Match: Prime Minister’s XI v England XI at Canberra – Feb 2, 2018
  • Prime Minister’s XI 136/8 (20/20 ov); England XI 139/2 (12.4/20 ov)
    SEngland XI won by 8 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)
  • 2nd Match: Australia v England at Hobart – Feb 7, 2018
  • England 155/9 (20/20 ov); Australia 161/5 (18.3/20 ov)
    Australia won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
  • 3rd Match: Australia v England at Melbourne – Feb 10, 2018
    England 137/7 (20/20 ov); Australia 138/3 (14.3/20 ov)
    Australia won by 7 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)
  • 4th Match: New Zealand v England at Wellington – Feb 13, 2018
    New Zealand 196/5 (20/20 ov); England 184/9 (20/20 ov)
    New Zealand won by 12 runs
  • 6th Match: New Zealand v England at Hamilton – Feb 18, 2018
    England 194/7 (20/20 ov); New Zealand 192/4 (20/20 ov)
    England won by 2 runs

Squads

Test Squad

England

  • Joe Root (c)
  • Moeen Ali
  • James Anderson (vc)
  • Jonny Bairstow (wk)
  • Jake Ball
  • Gary Ballance
  • Stuart Broad
  • Alastair Cook
  • Mason Crane
  • Tom Curran
  • Ben Foakes (wk)
  • George Garton
  • Dawid Malan
  • Craig Overton
  • Mark Stoneman
  • James Vince
  • Chris Woakes

Australia

  • Steve Smith (c)
  • David Warner (vc)
  • Cameron Bancroft
  • Jackson Bird
  • Pat Cummins
  • Peter Handscomb
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Tim Paine (wk)
  • Mitchell Starc

ODI Squad

Australia

  • Steve Smith (c)
  • David Warner (vc)
  • Pat Cummins
  • Aaron Finch
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Travis Head
  • Chris Lynn
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Tim Paine (wk)
  • Jhye Richardson
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Andrew Tye
  • Cameron White
  • Adam Zampa

England

  • Eoin Morgan (c)
  • Moeen Ali
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Jake Ball
  • Sam Billings
  • Jos Buttler (wk)
  • Tom Curran
  • Alex Hales
  • Dawid Malan
  • Liam Plunkett
  • Adil Rashid
  • Joe Root
  • Jason Roy
  • Ben Stokes
  • David Willey
  • Chris Woakes
  • Mark Wood

Grounds

Adelaide Oval
Adelaide

Established: 1873
Capacity: 50,000

Wed Nov 8-Sat Nov 11 CA XI v England
Sat Dec 2-Wed Dec 6 Australia v England
Fri Jan 26(50ovs) Australia v England

Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Wed Feb 28(50ovs) New Zealand v England

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Established: 1914
Capacity: 15,000

Wed Feb 7(20ovs) Australia v England

Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Established: 1895
Capacity: 37,000

Thu Nov 23-Mon Nov 27 Australia v England
Fri Jan 19(50ovs) Australia v England

Eden Park, Auckland

Established: 1900
Capacity: 41,000

Thu Mar 22-Mon Mar 26 New Zealand v England

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Established: 1851
Capacity: 18,000

Sat Mar 10(50ovs) New Zealand v England
Fri Mar 30-Tue Apr 3 New Zealand v England

Manuka Oval, Canberra

Established: 1929
Capacity: 12,000

Fri Feb 2(20ovs) PM’s XI v England XI

Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne

Established: 1853
Capacity: 90,000

Tue Dec 26-Sat Dec 30 Australia v England
Sun Jan 14(50ovs) Australia v England
Sat Feb 10(20ovs) Australia v England

Richardson Park
Perth

Sat Dec 9-Sun Dec 10 CA XI v England

Seddon Park, Hamilton

Established: 1950
Capacity: 10,000

Sun Feb 18(20ovs) New Zealand v England
Sun Feb 25(50ovs) New Zealand v England

Sydney Cricket Ground

Established: 1848
Capacity: 44,002

Thu Jan 4-Mon Jan 8 Australia v England
Sun Jan 21(50ovs) Australia v England

Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

Capacity: 10,000

Wed Nov 15-Sat Nov 18 CA XI v England

University Oval, Dunedin

Established: 1920
Capacity: 4,500

Wed Mar 7(50ovs) New Zealand v England

W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth

Established: 1893
Capacity: 18,000

Sat Nov 4-Sun Nov 5 WA XI v England
Thu Dec 14-Mon Dec 18 Australia v England

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Established: 1999
Capacity: 33,500
Tue Feb 13(20ovs) New Zealand v England
Sat Mar 3(50ovs) New Zealand v England

Adelaide Oval

Established: 1873
Capacity: 50,000

Wed Nov 8-Sat Nov 11 CA XI v England
Sat Dec 2-Wed Dec 6 Australia v England
Fri Jan 26(50ovs) Australia v England

Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui

Wed Feb 28(50ovs) New Zealand v England

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Established: 1914
Capacity: 15,000

Wed Feb 7(20ovs) Australia v England

Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane

Established: 1895
Capacity: 37,000

Thu Nov 23-Mon Nov 27 Australia v England
Fri Jan 19(50ovs) Australia v England

Eden Park, Auckland

Established: 1900
Capacity: 41,000

Thu Mar 22-Mon Mar 26 New Zealand v England

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

Established: 1851
Capacity: 18,000

Sat Mar 10(50ovs) New Zealand v England
Fri Mar 30-Tue Apr 3 New Zealand v England

Manuka Oval, Canberra

Established: 1929
Capacity: 12,000

Fri Feb 2(20ovs) PM’s XI v England XI

Melbourne Cricket Ground
Melbourne

Established: 1853
Capacity: 90,000

Tue Dec 26-Sat Dec 30 Australia v England
Sun Jan 14(50ovs) Australia v England
Sat Feb 10(20ovs) Australia v England

Richardson Park
Perth

Sat Dec 9-Sun Dec 10 CA XI v England

Seddon Park, Hamilton

Established: 1950
Capacity: 10,000

Sun Feb 18(20ovs) New Zealand v England
Sun Feb 25(50ovs) New Zealand v England

Sydney Cricket Ground

Established: 1848
Capacity: 44,002

Thu Jan 4-Mon Jan 8 Australia v England
Sun Jan 21(50ovs) Australia v England

Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
Townsville

Capacity: 10,000

Wed Nov 15-Sat Nov 18 CA XI v England

University Oval, Dunedin

Established: 1920
Capacity: 4,500

Wed Mar 7(50ovs) New Zealand v England

W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth

Established: 1893
Capacity: 18,000

Sat Nov 4-Sun Nov 5 WA XI v England
Thu Dec 14-Mon Dec 18 Australia v England

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

Established: 1999
Capacity: 33,500

Tue Feb 13(20ovs) New Zealand v England
Sat Mar 3(50ovs) New Zealand v England