Adelaide Oval will host the first ever day-night Ashes Test next year.
The opening Test of the summer will return to the Gabba in Brisbane, with Cricket Australia on Tuesday revealing the full fixture for next year’s international summer of cricket.
Men’s Ashes Series
First Test – Australia v England, Gabba – 23-27 November 2017
Second Test – Australia v England, Adelaide Oval (day-night) – 2-6 December 2017
Third Test – Australia v England, Perth (venue TBC) – 14-18 December 2017
Fourth Test – Australia v England, MCG – 26-30 December 2017
Fifth Test – Australia v England, SCG – 4-8 January 2018
One-Day International Series against England
First ODI – Australia v England, MCG – 14 January 2018
Second ODI – Australia v England, Gabba – 19 January 2018
Third ODI – Australia v England, SCG – 21 January 2018
Fourth ODI – Australia v England, Adelaide Oval – 26 January 2018
Fifth ODI – Australia v England, Perth (venue TBC) – 28 January 2018
Prime Minister’s XI
PM’s XI v England – Manuka Oval – 2 February 2018
T20 International Trans-Tasman Tri-Series
First T20I – Australia v New Zealand, SCG – 3 February 2018
Second T20I – Australia v England, Blundstone Arena – 7 February 2018
Third T20I – Australia v England, MCG – 10 February 2018
Fourth T20I – New Zealand v England, Wellington Stadium – 14 February 2018
Fifth T20I – New Zealand v Australia, Eden Park – 16 February 2018
Sixth T20I – New Zealand v England, Seddon Park – 18 February 2018
Final – TBC, Eden Park – 21 February
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland said the prospect of a day-night Ashes Test was extremely exciting for the sport.
“We recognise how big the Ashes is for both home and travelling fans, and the early announcement of the schedule for this series will allow fans here in Australia and abroad to plan their Ashes summer,” Sutherland said.
“This schedule will allow for at least three Sheffield Shield matches to be completed as preparation prior to the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
“The decision to start the international season in Brisbane, then moving to Adelaide, allows us to give Perth Stadium the best chance to host the Test match, so we can welcome an even bigger crowd to Perth next summer.
“We’re really excited to announce that Adelaide will play host to the first ever Day-Night Ashes Test. We know how much Adelaide fans love this style of Test cricket. We’re expecting a full house next year in what is sure to be a great contest.”