England Schedule For 2019 Confirmed Including Ashes Series With Australia


AUSTRALIA will not have to play at bogey ground Trent Bridge as England confirmed the 2019 men’s Ashes schedule.

The Ashes Tests will begin on August 1 at Edgbaston.

PA:Press Association Justin Langer and his Australia side will be delighted not to have to play at Trent Bridge in the 2019 Ashes

That will be followed by a week’s break before the second at Lord’s, followed shortly by the third at Headingley in Leeds.

The series will then move west to Manchester’s iconic Old Trafford ground before the traditional last stop at The Oval in London.

And the omission of Nottingham’s Trent Bridge will be music to the ears of Justin Langer and the Baggy Greens.

The ground has produced some of their most dramatic and embarrassing moments over the past 15 years.

Getty Trent Bridge has become a notorious bogey ground for the Baggy Greens

Getty Images – Getty Australia are the current holders of the urn but have not won an away Ashes series since 2001

Just last month England racked up a stunning world record One Day International score against them of 6-481.

Back in 2015 the Aussies were skittled for 60 in just 19 overs two years after narrowly falling short of victory in the 2013 Ashes opener at the same venue.

And who can forget during that magical summer of 2005 when Ricky Ponting was run out by substitute fielder Gary Pratt and Adam Gilchrist was caught by a diving and full-stretch Andrew Strauss as England sealed the Ashes.

Australia are the current holders of the urn following a win at home last year.

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