Cricket Australia (CA) has announced the Ashes schedule for its men’s and women’s teams. The men’s team will begin their Ashes campaign on December 8 at the Gabba. The second Ashes Test will be a day-night encounter in Adelaide Oval, starting on December 16. This will be followed by the traditional Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The New Year’s Test will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground from 5 January. The men’s Ashes will conclude with the final Test at the Perth Oval from January 14.
In spite of the fact that Australia were dealt a big blow just days before the Ashes, with the sudden retirement of Ryan Harris, the visitors would still head into the opening Test of Ashes 2015 at Cardiff as favourites