Ashes series 2023 guide: Venues, Stats, Odds. England v Australia
The highly anticipated Ashes series of 2023 is generating immense excitement as both England and Australia enter the contest in exceptional form and with high expectations.
In the previous series held in Australia, the English team suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at the hands of the dominant Australians. However, significant changes have taken place since then, with Ben Stokes assuming the role of captain and Brendon McCullum serving as the coach. Under their leadership, England has displayed an ultra-aggressive and entertaining brand of cricket, winning 10 out of 12 matches.
Australia, led by an elite bowling attack and bolstered by the presence of world-class players such as Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, will undoubtedly provide England with a formidable challenge during the upcoming “BazBall” era.
Let’s delve into the early information about the series, including dates, venues, squads, and the initial odds provided by trusted online betting sites.
What is the Ashes Schedule?
The Ashes will commence on Friday, June 16th, in Birmingham and will continue until July 31st. London will host two matches, with games at the Oval and Lord’s. Additionally, Leeds and Manchester will each host one game.
1st Test: Edgbaston, Birmingham – June 16-20
2nd Test: Lord’s, London – June 28-July 2
3rd Test: Headingley, Leeds – July 6-10
4th Test: Old Trafford, Manchester – July 19-23
5th Test: The Oval, London – July 27-31
How can I watch the Ashes?
Sky Sports holds the rights to broadcast domestic cricket, ensuring live coverage of every ball on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event. The BBC will provide highlights after each day’s play, along with ball-by-ball radio coverage on Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.
What time does the Ashes start?
All matches will commence at 11 am BST. The morning session will run until 1 pm, followed by a 40-minute lunch break. The afternoon session will continue until 3:40 pm, with a 20-minute tea break. The final session will conclude at 6 pm, with an additional half-hour available if the allocated 90 overs haven’t been bowled.