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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.
|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|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|