Headingley regains Ashes Test for 2019

Headingley to host Ashes Test in 2019
Headingley to host Ashes Test in 2019
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Headingley and Old Trafford will play host to Ashes Tests in 2019, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

Lord’s, The Oval and Edgbaston will host the other three Ashes contests as Trent Bridge and Cardiff both miss out after being named to host matches in 2015.

Taunton has also been handed its first Twenty20 international as part of the ECB’s Major Match Awards announcement with England taking on South Africa there in 2017.

Headingley last hosted an Ashes Test in 2009 as England went down to a crushing innings and 80 run defeat while Old Trafford hosted a draw in 2013.

The Yorkshire venue this summer announced the Headingley Masterplan, a 20-year programme of upgrades which will begin with the installation of four floodlight pylons.

Cardiff misses out after being given the honour of hosting the opening Ashes Test in 2009 and 2015 while Trent Bridge misses out on an Ashes contest for the first time since 2009.

Headingley has also been handed a Test in 2017 when the West Indies are the tourists and they will also play matches at Edgbaston and Lord’s with one-day internationals at Bristol, Old Trafford, The Oval, The Rose Bowl and Trent Bridge and a T20 international at Chester-le-Street.

Fixtures

2017:

West Indies – Tests (3): Edgbaston, Headingley, Lord’s.

ODIs (5): Bristol, Emirates Old Trafford, Kia Oval, Ageas Bowl Southampton, Trent Bridge.

T20i (1): Emirates Durham IC.

South Africa – Tests (4): Lord’s, Emirates Old Trafford, Kia Oval, Trent Bridge.

ODIs: (3) Emirates Durham ICG, Headingley, Lord’s.

T20i (3): SWALEC Stadium Cardiff, Ageas Bowl Southampton, Taunton

Final (50 overs): Lord’s

Finals Day (20 overs): Edgbaston

2018:

Pakistan – Tests (2): Headingley, Lord’s.

Australia – ODIs (5): SWALEC Stadium Cardiff, Emirates Durham ICG, Emirates Old Trafford, Kia Oval, Trent Bridge.

T20i (1): Edgbaston

India – Tests (5): Edgbaston, Lord’s, Kia Oval, Ageas Bowl Southampton, Trent Bridge.

ODIs (5): Bristol, Headingley, Lord’s, Emirates Old Trafford, Trent Bridge.

T20i (1): SWALEC Stadium Cardiff

Final (50 overs): Lord’s

Finals Day (20 Overs): Edgbaston

2019:

Pakistan – ODIs (5): Bristol, Emirates Durham ICG, Headingley, Kia Oval, Ageas Bowl Southampton

T20i (1): SWALEC Stadium Cardiff

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Australia – Tests (5): Edgbaston, Headingley, Lord’s, Emirates Old Trafford, Kia Oval.

Final (50 overs): Lord’s

Finals Day (20 Overs): Trent Bridge