Ashes 2021/22 dates: When do England play Australia this winter?

England travel to Australia in the 2021/22 Ashes this winter looking to regain the urn for the first time since 2015.

Published: 12 October 2021 - 9.31am

England travel to Australia for the 2021/22 Ashes this winter looking to bring home the famous urn with a victory Down Under for the first time since 2010/11.

There had been much uncertainty surrounding the fate of the series this winter with parts of Australia still enduring difficulty in battling the spread of Covid-19.

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Thankfully, after productive negotiations between the England and Wales Cricket Board, Cricket Australia and the Australian government, it was announced in early October that the 2021/22 Ashes would go ahead.

England, who will be without superstars Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer through injury, have picked a strong squad for the tour including key men James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Joe Root and Jos Buttler.

Date

Location

Time

December 8-12 Brisbane, 1st Test 00:00 GMT
December 16-20 Adelaide, 2nd Test 04:00 GMT
December 26-30 Melbourne, 3rd Test 23:45 GMT (December 25)
January 5-9 Sydney, 4th Test 23:30 GMT (January 4)
January 14-18 Perth, 5th Test 02:30 GMT

Speaking after the announcement of the England touring party in October, head coach Chris Silverwood said: "We've had some tough Tests coming into this, playing New Zealand and India who are the two best teams in the world.

"That's been great preparation for us and the preparation we're going to get in Australia is excellent.

"It's massively exciting this series is going ahead, we're at the point where everyone's committed and we're all going and I think the mindset is now going to shift towards performance.

"That's what it's got to be and making sure when we turn up to Australia, we'll be in the right mind space to turn up and compete."