2015 will be a massive year for cricket as Australia and New Zealand will host the 2015 one day world cup in february and march while Australia will visit England for the traditional 5 test match series also known as “The Ashes”. ECB and Wales cricket board has announced the 2015 fixture list where the first test match to be played in Cardiff on 08th July 2015 and there will be 4 tour games sandwiched between 5 test matches. Australia will play one T20 match and 5 one day internationals after 5 ashes test matches. The full schedule cane be found below.
AUSTRALIAN TOUR OF ENGLAND 2015:
Australia team will arrive in England on 20th June and there will be two four day matches starting on 25th june 2015 before the first Ashes test match in cardiff, another three day game sandwiched between 2nd and 3rd ashes test and another 3 day game before 5th test. Once the 5 ashes test matches are over teams will play limited over games which include 1 t20 and 5 odi games.
|25–28 June 2015||vs Kent (4 day)||Canterbury|
|01-04 July||vs Essex (4 day)||Chelmsford|
|09-12 July||1st Ashes Test Match||Cardiff|
|16-20 July||2nd Ashes Test Match||The Lord’s|
|23-25 July||vs Derbyshire (3 day)||County Ground|
|29 July-02 August||3rd Ashes Test Match||Edgbasten, Birmingham|
|06-10 August||4th Ashes Test Match||Trent Bridge|
|14-16 August||vs Northampton (3 day)||Northampton|
|20-24 August||5th Ashes Test Match||The Oval|
|31 August||T20 International||Cardiff|
|3 September||1st ODI vs England||Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|5 September||2nd ODI vs England||The Lord’s|
|8 September||3rd ODI vs England||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|11 September||4th ODI vs England||Headingly, Leeds|
|13 September||5th ODI vs England||Old Trafford, Manchester|
Ashes 2017-18 In Australia:
The next Ashes series will take place in Australia starting in early december 2017 and will be played through January 2018. So the next series is a good 2 and half year later. Australia will be hoping to win their very first Ashes in England since 2001.