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The 2017–18 Ashes series (named Magellan Ashes Series for sponsorship reasons) is an ongoing series of Test cricket matches contested between England and Australia for The Ashes. The series is being played at five venues across Australia between 23 November 2017 and 8 January 2018.

In September 2017, Ben Stokes was named in the initial England squad, but was subsequently ruled out of international selection until further notice, whilst a disciplinary process takes place. The following month, he was withdrawn from the Ashes squad, pending an investigation, with Steven Finn added to England’s squad. However, Finn was then himself ruled out of the tour, injuring his knee before the first warm-up game. Tom Curran was called up to replace him. James Anderson was named as England’s vice-captain for the Test series in Stokes’ absence. George Garton was added to England’s squad as cover for Jake Ball during pre-Test tour matches, but returned to the England Lions when Ball recovered in time for the first Test.

Australia delayed the naming of the squad for the first two Tests until 17 November 2017, and selected Cameron Bancroft to replace Matthew Renshaw. Tim Paine returned to the team after a seven-year absence, ahead of Matthew Wade and Peter Nevill. Ahead of first Test, Glenn Maxwell was added to Australia’s squad as a cover for David Warner, who injured his neck at training.

Venues

The five venues are the Gabba, Adelaide Oval, the WACA Ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The WACA Ground was expected to host its final Test during the series, prior to the opening of the new Perth Stadium. However, it was said in November 2015 that construction of the new stadium was well ahead of schedule and the Perth Test could be hosted at the new venue. A decision on the venue was made in May 2017, with the WACA Ground confirmed as the venue, as the new stadium would not be ready in time. In December 2016, Cricket Australia (CA) were looking at hosting the first day/night Ashes match, with Adelaide being the likely venue. On 12 December 2016, it was confirmed that Adelaide Oval will host the first day/night Ashes Test.

Test Matches

1st Test

23–27 November 2017
Scorecard
England 
v
 Australia
302 (116.4 overs)
James Vince 83 (170)
Mitchell Starc 3/77 (28 overs)
 
328 (130.3 overs)
Steve Smith 141* (326)
Stuart Broad 3/49 (25 overs)
195 (71.4 overs)
Joe Root 51 (104)
Josh Hazlewood 3/46 (16 overs)
 
0/173 (50 overs)
David Warner 87* (119)
Australia won by 10 wickets
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Steve Smith (Aus)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 9.3 overs were lost on day one due to rain and bad light.
  • Cameron Bancroft (Aus) made his Test debut.
  • Tim Paine (Aus) equalled the record for the most consecutive Test matches missed between appearances for Australia (78).[17]
  • Mitchell Starc (Aus) took his 150th Test wicket.[18]
  • Cameron Bancroft and David Warner (Aus) broke the record for the highest unbeaten opening stand in a successful run chase in a Test match.[19]

2nd Test

2–6 December 2017 (D/N)
Scorecard
Australia 
v
 England
6/306 (116 overs)
Tim Paine 57 (102)
Craig Overton 2/69 (27 overs)
   
     
Tea, Day 2
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • Nine overs were lost on day one due to rain.
  • Craig Overton (Eng) made his Test debut and took his debut Test wicket.

3rd Test

14–18 December 2017
Scorecard
Australia 
v
 England
     
     
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)
 

4th Test

26–30 December 2017
Scorecard
Australia 
v
 England
     
     
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Sundaram Ravi (Ind)
 

5th Test

4–8 January 2018
Scorecard
Australia 
v
 England
     
     
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Joel Wilson (WI)

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