Cricket Australia announced the fixtures for both men as well as women Ashes 2021-22 on Wednesday. Australian men will play the opening match at the Gabba on 8th December 2021, defending their title against England. The Australian women, too, will begin with their 3rd consecutive title defense from 27th January 2022.
Both England and Australian players are expected to undergo a potential 14-day quarantine after returning from the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India from October to November.
The Ashes will begin from 8th December. The opening match at the Gabba will be followed by the only day-night test match at the Adelaide Oval, the MCG will host the historic Boxing day test. It will be after 26 years that the Ashes finale will not be hosted by the iconic SCG, Perth new Optus stadium will host the series finale. The SCG will be the host to the New Year’s test match.
Men’s Ashes 2021-22 Schedule
1st Test: December 8th to 12th at Gabba, Brisbane.
2nd Test (Day/Night): December 16th to 20th at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
3rd Test: December 26th to 30th at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
4th Test: January 5th to 9th at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
5th Test: January 14th to 18th at Optus Stadium, Perth.
The men’s Ashes will then be followed by the women’s Ashes in January 2022. The Australian women will play a multi-format series, with a one-off test at the Manuka Oval followed by 3 T20Is and as many ODIs.
Women’s Ashes 2022 Schedule
Test: January 27th to 30th at Manuka Oval, Canberra.
1st T20I: February 4th at North Sydney Oval, Sydney.
2nd T20I: February 6th at North Sydney Oval.
3rd T20I: February 10th at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
1st ODI: February 13th at Adelaide Oval.
2nd ODI: February 16th at Junction Oval, Melbourne.
3rd ODI: February 19th at Junction Oval.
Cricket Australia may allow an audience for the Ashes as the Australian board hopes for a summer full of crowds and an Ashes atmosphere which we all are accustomed to.