The Ashes series between Australia vs England 2017-18 schedule is announced by the officials. England and Australia will face each other in a day-night Test for the first time in the Ashes series at Adelaide Oval in December next year which surely will add more excitement in the cricket’s oldest rivalries. It will be the second and only match of the Ashes series to use the pink ball.
The five-Test series will begin on the 26th November in Brisbane followed by the day-night match scheduled to take place on 2nd of December in Adelaide. The third Test will be played in Perth at the new Perth Stadium. The fourth and fight Test will be played in Melbourne and Sydney as the traditional Boxing Day and New Year Tests respectively. Let’s see the complete Australia vs England 2017-18 schedule for Ashes series.
Ashes: Australia vs England 2017-18 Schedule
|23-27 November 2017||1st Test Australia v England||Gabba|
|2-6 December 2017||2nd Test Australia v England||Adelaide Oval|
|4-8 January 2018||3rd Test Australia v England||Perth (venue TBC)|
|4-8 January 2018||4th Test Australia v England||MCG|
|4-8 January 2018||5th Test Australia v England||SCG|
Australia has hosted so far two day-night Tests in Adelaide against New Zealand and South Africa while the Gabba will host a third against Pakistan.
Cricket Australia’s CEO James Sutherland said, “We’ve now played two Tests in Adelaide in day/night conditions, it’s been very well received and we think it’s the right place to go for the day/night match next year. We didn’t want to play two at this stage; we want to acknowledge the ECB for their support and indeed our players for supporting the day/night match.”
He further added, “I know there are people who don’t necessarily view the day/night Test match as something that’s needed for Ashes but we think there’ll be more and more day/night test cricket coming up and the success of Adelaide in the last two matches is for all to see.”