Amid the pause in international cricket due to the ongoing Indian Premier League, the England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB) recently revealed the new ODI kit that all England teams will wear in 2023. ECB released photos of fast bowlers Mark Wood and Issy Wong sporting the new jersey on April 12th.
The England men’s team will debut the new outfit against New Zealand in a four-match ODI series set for September. Similarly, the England women’s team will don the jersey when they face Australia in July 2023. Notably, the England men’s team are the current ODI World Champions and will look to defend their title in the upcoming ODI World Cup taking place in India in October-November. Before that, the team has the challenging task of reclaiming the Ashes on their home soil in June-July. The English summer will commence with a one-off four-day Test against Ireland starting from June 1st at Lord’s.
Following their encounter with Ireland, England will face off against Australia in the highly anticipated Ashes series. England have the aim of reclaiming the coveted urn starting from June 16. This historic rivalry between the two sides is expected to be an exciting and thrilling contest. Both teams have been performing exceptionally well in recent matches.
England v Australia, The Ashes will start after WTC Final
Currently ranked number one in Test cricket, Australia will be facing India in the World Test Championship final from June 7 at The Oval. Meanwhile, England, under the new leadership of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, have been playing aggressively and with an intent known as the ‘Bazball’ style.
Stokes has successfully led England to victory in ten of their thirteen Tests, only losing three matches. As both teams are at the top of their game, the preparation for the upcoming series has already begun. Stokes has also requested the curators to prepare fast and flat tracks for the entire series.
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