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The Ashes fixtures 2021-22

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The 2021-22 Ashes Series will run from December 2021 to January 2022 and be held in Australia.
Sydney has traditionally hosted the final Test of the summer but the New Year’s Test will now be the penultimate match with Perth given the honours to host the fifth and final Test from January 14-18.

The Ashes is likely to look and sound different this Summer with uncertainty around Australia’s borders meaning a lack of English fans and the Barmy Army able to travel from the United Kingdom.

England could end up starting favourites for the Ashes, given the amount of Test cricket they’ll have played compared to Australia this year, which was forced to cancel its tour to South Africa due to coronavirus.

2021-22 Ashes Series

Fixture Dates Venue
First Test Dec 8-12 Gabba, Brisbane
Second Test (D/N) Dec 16-20 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Third Test Dec 26-30 MCG, Melbourne
Fourth Test Jan 5-9 SCG, Sydney
Fifth Test Jan 14-18 Optus Stadium, Perth

Previous Ashes series

2019

Australia fought a 2-2 drawn series with England to retain the urn, having entered the series as the urn holders. It was the first time Australia retained the urn on foreign soil since 2001.

Fixture Dates Venue Result
First Test Aug 1-5 Edgbaston Australia by 251 runs
Second Test Aug 14-18 Lord’s Match drawn
Third Test Aug 22-26 Headingley England by 1 wicket
Fourth Test Sep 4-8 Old Trafford Australia by 185 runs
Fifth Test Sep 12-16 The Oval England by 135 runs
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2017-18

Australia enjoyed a comprehensive 4-0 victory over England in the 2017-18 Ashes series on home soil, making it three out of the past four series played in Australia that the visitors have failed to win a Test.

The ball-tampering scandal that took place in South Africa just two months after the series subsequently raised some questions over Australia’s dominance, however.

Fixture Dates Venue Result
First Test Nov 23-27 The Gabba Australia by 10 wickets
Second Test Dec 2-6 Adelaide Oval Australia by 120 runs
Third Test Dec 14-18 WACA Ground Australia by an innings and 41 runs
Fourth Test Dec 26-30 MCG Match drawn
Fifth Test Jan 4-8 SCG Australia by an innings and 123 runs

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