England schedule for 2019 confirmed including Ashes series with Australia

AUSTRALIA will not have to play at bogey ground Trent Bridge as England confirmed the 2019 men’s Ashes schedule.

The Ashes Tests will begin on August 1 at Edgbaston.

 Justin Langer and his Australia side will be delighted not to have to play at Trent Bridge in the 2019 Ashes

PA:Press Association
Justin Langer and his Australia side will be delighted not to have to play at Trent Bridge in the 2019 Ashes

That will be followed by a week’s break before the second at Lord’s, followed shortly by the third at Headingley in Leeds.

The series will then move west to Manchester’s iconic Old Trafford ground before the traditional last stop at The Oval in London.

And the omission of Nottingham’s Trent Bridge will be music to the ears of Justin Langer and the Baggy Greens.

The ground has produced some of their most dramatic and embarrassing moments over the past 15 years.

 Trent Bridge has become a notorious bogey ground for the Baggy Greens

Getty
Trent Bridge has become a notorious bogey ground for the Baggy Greens
 Australia are the current holders of the urn but have not won an away Ashes series since 2001

Getty Images – Getty
Australia are the current holders of the urn but have not won an away Ashes series since 2001

Just last month England racked up a stunning world record One Day International score against them of 6-481.

Back in 2015 the Aussies were skittled for 60 in just 19 overs two years after narrowly falling short of victory in the 2013 Ashes opener at the same venue.

And who can forget during that magical summer of 2005 when Ricky Ponting was run out by substitute fielder Gary Pratt and Adam Gilchrist was caught by a diving and full-stretch Andrew Strauss as England sealed the Ashes.

Australia are the current holders of the urn following a win at home last year.

But they have not won an away series since Steve Waugh guided them to victory on these shores back in 2001.

The World Cup final will take place on July 15 next year, giving the Aussies just over a fortnight to prepare for the Test series should they go all the way at the tournament.

England will prepare for the Ashes with an historic four-day Test against Ireland at Lord's between July 24-27.

AUSTRALIA will not have to play at bogey ground Trent Bridge as England confirmed the 2019 men’s Ashes schedule.