It is set to be a huge year of English cricket for the men’s and women’s game in 2023, featuring World Cups and the Ashes. See the dates and fixtures for the year ahead. 

After a year that included the rise of ‘Bazball’, a men’s T20 World Cup victory, a women’s World Cup final and a 3-0 men’s Test whitewash in Pakistan, English cricket in 2023 has a lot to live up to.

England will play South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, Ireland and more in Test, T20 and One Day International matches during 2023.

England men fixtures (All times UK and Ireland):

ODI series vs South Africa

Friday January 27 First ODI, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein (11am)

Sunday January 29 – Second ODI, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein (8am)

Wednesday February 1 – Third ODI, The Oval, Kimberley, (11am)

Ben Stokes was appointed England’s new test captain in April 2022

Test series vs New Zealand

Thursday February 16 – Monday February 20 – Bay Oval, Tauranga

Thursday February 23 – Monday February 27 – Cello Basin Reserve, Wellington

White-ball series vs Bangladesh

ODIs and T20s scheduled for March – dates yet to be announced.

Test Match vs Ireland

Thursday June 1 – Monday June 5 – Lord’s, London

The Ashes 2023 vs Australia

Friday June 16 – Tuesday June 20 – Edgbaston, Birmingham

Wednesday June 28 – Sunday July 2 – Lord’s, London

Thursday July 6 – Monday July 10 – Headingley, Leeds

Wednesday July 19 – Sunday July 23 – Old Trafford, Manchester

Thursday July 27 – Monday July 31 – The Oval, London

Twenty20 International Series vs New Zealand

Wednesday August 30 – Riverside, Chester-le-Street (6pm)

Friday September 1 – Old Trafford, Manchester (6pm)

Sunday September 3 – Edgbaston, Birmingham (2:30pm)

Thursday September 5 – Trent Bridge, Nottingham (6pm)

ODI Series vs New Zealand

Friday September 8 – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (12:30pm)

Sunday September 10 – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton (11am)

Wednesday September 13 – The Oval, London (12:30pm)

Friday September 15 – Lord’s, London (12:30pm)

England's skipper Ben Stokes, center, shakes hand with Pakistani players after winning the third test cricket match against Pakistan, in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
England’s skipper Ben Stokes, center, shakes hand with Pakistani players after England’s whitewash win to end 2022

ODI Series vs Ireland

Wednesday September 20 – Headingley, Leeds (12:30pm)

Saturday September 23 – Trent Bridge, Nottingham (11am)

Tuesday September 26 – Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol (12:30pm)

Cricket World Cup

The Cricket World Cup in India will take place in October and November – dates yet to be announced.

England women fixtures (All times UK and Ireland):

ICC Twenty20 World Cup

England vs West Indies: Saturday February 11 – Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl (1pm)

England vs Ireland: Monday February 13 – Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl (1pm)

England vs India: Saturday February 18 – St George’s Park, Gqeberha (1pm)

England vs Pakistan: Thursday February 21 – Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town (1pm)

Possible semi-final: Thursday February 23 – Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town (1pm)

Possible semi-final: Friday February 24 – Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town (1pm)

Possible final: Sunday February 26 – Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town (1pm)

England captain Heather Knight has accused India bowler Deepti Sharma of 'lying' over claims Charlie Dean was warned before her 'Mankad' dismissal.
Heather Knight’s England women’s team finished 2022 with victory against the West Indies

Women’s Ashes Test Series vs Australia

Thursday June 22 – Monday June 26 – Test match, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (11am)

Saturday July 1 – First T20I match, Edgbaston, Birmingham (6.35pm)

Saturday July 5 – Second T20I match, The Oval, London (6.35pm)

Saturday July 8 – Third T20I match, Lord’s, London (6.35pm)

Wednesday July 12 – First ODI match, Unique Stadium, Bristol (1pm)

Sunday July 16 – Second ODI, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton (11am)

Tuesday July 18 – Third ODI, The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (1pm)

England Women (Pic credit - CWI Media)
England Women will kick off their year in February with the T20I World Cup

Twenty20 International Series vs Sri Lanka

Saturday September 2 – County Ground, Chelmsford (2:30pm)

Wednesday September 6 – County Ground, Derby (6pm)

Saturday September 9 – Seat Unique Riverside, Chester-le-Street (3:30pm)

ODI Series vs Sri Lanka

Thursday September 14 – First ODI Match, Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester (12:30pm)

Sunday September 17 – County Ground, Hove (11:00am)

Tuesday September 19 – The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury (12:30pm)

*Correct as of December 22 2022

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