The Ashes 2013 series is a forthcoming series of Test cricket matches to be contested between England and Australia.
The five venues are confirmed for the series: Lord's, Old Trafford, Trent Bridge, the Riverside Ground and The Oval. There were questions as to whether Lord's would host an Ashes match – it would have been the first time since 1882 that Lord's had not hosted an Ashes Test – but the venues were eventually confirmed to include Lord's on 22 September 2011. On 1 June 2012, it was announced that the First Test was scheduled to take place at Trent Bridge.
The Ashes 2013 series will be the first of two back-to-back Ashes series. Due to an intent to break the cycle of an Ashes series being held directly before a Cricket World Cup, the Ashes are being brought forward in the schedule by one year, starting with the 2013/2014 series in Australia.
Who wins The Ashes 2013?