Australia could back up their tilt at the World Test Championship title with a gruelling Ashes Series on enemy territory next year, with dates and venues for the next edition of the historic rivalry locked in.
Pat Cummins' side are well-laced to feature in the WTC Final at The Oval in early June, 2023, currently sitting atop the standings on 84 points and a win percentage of 70.
Upcoming clashes on home soil against the West Indies and South Africa should see Australia glide to the WTC Final, a match that is set to land on the eve of their first Test against England at Edgbaston on June 16.
According to the UK Guardian, the WTC Final will take place on either June 6 or 8 at The Oval, leaving Australia with a short break before beginning their next attempt to retain the Ashes urn.
The five Tests are set to take place across 45 days, per News Corp, with their English summer to potentially be bookended by clashes at The Oval should they reach the WTC Final.
The second Test will take place at Lord's on July 28, before further matches at Headingley and Old Trafford beginning on July 6 and 19 respectively.
An undefeated series back home last year is sure to have Australia in good stead when they return to the UK, where they also retained the urn with a drawn series shared at two wins apiece.
England last won the Ashes in 2015, claiming three wins over Australia's two at home.
The 2023 Series will be the 73rd edition of the Ashes, with Australia having won 34 over England's 32 victories, while there have been 6 draws.
2023 Ashes test Series (via News Corp)
1st Ashes Test, Edgbaston, June 16-20
2nd Ashes Test, Lord’s, June 28-July 2
3rd Ashes Test, Headingley, July 6-10
4th Ashes Test, Old Trafford, July 19-23
5th Ashes Test, The Oval, July 27-31