The England Test cricket team are raring to go ahead of The Ashes with renewed confidence, vigour and verve ahead of the summer series.


New coach Brendan McCullum and captain Ben Stokes have revitalised the team, breathing new life into their style and, whisper it quietly, instilling a rising degree of confidence among fans.

Former captain Joe Root enjoyed a ferocious slog last time out in New Zealand, Jonny Bairstow is back in the mix following an injury lay-off, and Harry Brook has struck four centuries in his opening 10 Test matches as part of a loaded batting line-up.

Added to the mix, bowling stalwarts Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson continue to torment batters in their Indian summer years, though the devastating Jofra Archer has unfortunately pulled out of proceedings due to an injury reccurance.

Of course, this isn't the end of the story. England are neither completely fixed nor favourites ahead of The Ashes, but they are refreshed, rejuvenated, galvanised and hungry to set the record straight on home soil. rounds up everything we know about the next Ashes series including dates, locations and venues.

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When is The Ashes next on?

The first day of the first Ashes Test will take place on Friday 16th June 2023 at Edgbaston.

It will all come to a head at The Oval for the fifth Ashes Test, which will end on Monday 31st July 2023 should it go to Day 5.

The series will run between June and July. This is the first home Ashes series in 139 years without a match to be held in August, in a bid to free up England stars to feature in The Hundred 2023.

Check out the full dates in the schedule below.

Where is The Ashes held?

The Ashes will be held in England, meaning a wider audience will be able to tune in to watch the action at a reasonable hour in the UK.

Say goodbye to 11-hour time differences and 4am alarm clocks, the action will take place in daytime hours across the UK.

Five venues have been selected for use in the Ashes series with hefty crowds inevitable at each of them.

The Ashes schedule 2023

1st Test: England v Australia

Date: Friday 16th – Tuesday 20th June

Venue: Edgbaston

Time: 11am

2nd Test: England v Australia

Date: Wednesday 28th June – Sunday 2nd July

Venue: Lord's

Time: 11am

3rd Test: England v Australia

Date: Thursday 6th – Monday 10th July

Venue: Headingley

Time: 11am

4th Test: England v Australia

Date: Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd July

Venue: Old Trafford

Time: 11am

5th Test: England v Australia

Date: Thursday 27th – Monday 31st July

Venue: The Oval

Time: 11am

How to watch The Ashes on TV

You can watch The Ashes live on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event.

You can add the Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Football channels for just £18 per month combined or pick up the complete sports package for just £25 per month.

Live stream The Ashes online

Sky Sports customers can live stream The Ashes via the Sky Go app on a variety of devices including most smartphones and tablets as part of their subscription.

You can also watch The Ashes via NOW without signing up to a contract.

NOW can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. NOW is also available via BT Sport.

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