Ashes 2023 schedule: Full dates and times for Eng vs Aus tests

Curious what the Ashes 2023 schedule is? Read on to find out all of the important Ashes 2023 dates, with full dates and times for each of the five Eng vs Aus Tests.

Anytime England and Australia meet to fight it out in Test cricket, it’s a sight to behold—particularly when the Ashes are up for grabs. This year, something feels different.

With England having won 11 of their past 13 Test matches in emphatic fashion, they are far from the limp side that was swept 4-0 in the previous Ashes series. In fact, they’ve been the talk of the town, setting Test cricket alight with their breakneck Bazball style of play.

Add in the fact that Australia are freshly crowned winners of the World Test Championship, with several generational players contesting their final Ashes, and this is a series to behold.

All this to say: You don’t want to miss this Ashes. But never fear, below is the Ashes 2023 schedule, so you can catch every minute of this enthralling clash.

When is Ashes 2023?

It’s been 18 months since England were trounced 4-0 by Australia in the most recent Ashes series.

Now that England are in excellent form and looking like a new side, fans will be wondering, “When is Ashes 2023?” After plenty of time to lick their wounds, England will host their adversaries in an attempt to win back the little urn, and it all starts this Friday, with the first Test of the Ashes beginning on the 16th of June 2023.

The series will last for six weeks, making the full Ashes 2023 dates from the 16th of June to the 31st of July 2023 if the final Test goes the distance.

Ashes 2023 dates: Full dates and times for of all five Test matches

Here’s a detailed breakdown of the Ashes 2023 schedule, with the Ashes 2023 dates for each individual Test.

First Test Ashes 2023

Date: Friday 16 June – Tuesday 20 June

Time: Play begins at 3:30pm IST (11am local time)

Venue: Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Second Test Ashes 2023

Date: Wednesday 28 June – Sunday 2 July

Time: Play begins at 3:30pm IST (11am local time)

Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London

Third Test Ashes 2023

Date: Thursday 6 July – Monday 10 July

Time: Play begins at 3:30pm IST (11am local time)

Venue: Headingly Cricket Ground, Leeds

Fourth Test Ashes 2023

Date: Wednesday 19 July – Sunday 23 July

Time: Play begins at 3:30pm IST (11am local time)

Venue: Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester

Fifth Test Ashes 2023

Date: Thursday 27 July – Monday 31 July

Time: Play begins at 3:30pm IST (11am local time)

Venue: Kennington Oval, London

Tight Ashes 2023 schedule makes squad depth important

Balancing player workload will be crucial across the Ashes 2023 schedule, given that as many 25 days of cricket could be taking place across just 46 days.

Looking at these Ashes 2023 dates, two of the Tests only have three days rest between them if they go the distance. However, two slightly longer breaks do exist.

Between the first and second Tests, there will be a full week’s recovery in the Ashes 2023 schedule. An even bigger break takes place between the third and fourth Tests as well, with the third Test potentially finishing on Monday 10 July, and the fourth not starting until Wednesday 19 July the following week.

Be sure to put all of these dates in the calendar now, so you never catch yourself asking, “When is Ashes 2023?” again.

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