Ashes 2019 Venues: The Sportsrush present before you a list of venues where the five Test matches 2019 Ashes will be played.
Australia and England are all set to lock horns against each other in another season of the historic tournament – The Ashes. Coming on the back of a maiden ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 victory, fans will be looking forward to how England will perform in a home Ashes despite the change in format.
As far as Australia are concerned, they will be looking to end their 18-year drought of not winning an Ashes series in England. The last time Australia won an away Ashes series was in 2001 under the leadership of Steve Waugh. The 54-year old is currently the mentor of the Australian team.
Ashes 2019 Venues
The first of the five Test matches will be played at Edgbaston on August 1. Having hosted its first Test match in 1902, Edgbaston had last hosted an England vs India Test last year. With a capacity in vicinity of 25,000, expect the spectators to enjoy the intriguing first Test between England and Australia.
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The imminent series will witness Australia playing a couple of practice matches in the middle of the five-match Test series. The first one of which will be played against Worcestershire at County Ground in Worcester from August 7.
After the three-day match, the focus will shift to the historic venue of Lord’s which will host the second Test from August 14. Having first hosted a Test in 1884, Lord’s hosted the recently concluded England vs Ireland Test last week.
Despite winning the one-off Test, the hosts will be careful of not wanting to replicate their shambolic first-inning performance.
Both the countries will play the third Test at Leeds from August 22. Leeds had last hosted a Test match during Pakistan’s tour of England last year. The last time Australia played an Ashes Test at Headingley was in 2009. Having defeated England by an innings and 80 runs back in the day, the visitors would want to gain confidence from history.
Old Trafford, Manchester
Before the fourth Test, Australia will face Derbyshire at Derby on August 29 in their second practice match during the series. From September 4, the proceedings will return back to the fourth Test in Manchester. The last time both the teams played a Test against each other in Manchester was in 2013 and ended in a draw.
The Oval, London
As is the case with most Test series in England, the last Test will be played at The Oval. Don’t be surprised if the series goes down to the wire and the fifth Test decides the winner of Ashes 2019.
Much like Leeds, Australia will also be keen regarding playing at The Oval. In the last Ashes Test they played at the venue, they defeated the home team by an inning and 46 runs. The last Test will begin from September 16.