The fixtures for the 2017-18 Ashes have been released, with the second Test in Adelaide set to host the first day-night Ashes Test.
Adelaide hosted the first-ever Test under lights using a pink ball last year and it was a roaring success, with record attendances for the clash against New Zealand.
Buoyed by the public reaction, the same venue was used for a day-night Test against the Proteas last month, while Australia face Pakistan under lights in the first Test at Brisbane this week.
It’s set to be England’s second day-night Test, with the side set to play West Indies under lights at Edgbaston in August.
‘We’re really excited to announce that Adelaide will play host to the first ever day-night Ashes Test,’ said Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland.
‘We know how much Adelaide fans love this style of Test cricket. We’re expecting a full house next year in what is sure to be a great contest.’
Schedule for the 2017-18 Ashes series:
First Test: November 23-27 at the Gabba in Brisbane
Second Test: December 2-6, Adelaide Oval (day-night)
Third Test: December 14-18, Perth (venue TBC)
Fourth Test: December 26-30, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Fifth Test: January 4-8, Sydney Cricket Ground
One-day series (2018):
First ODI: January 14, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Second ODI: January 19, the Gabba in Brisbane
Third ODI: January 21, Sydney Cricket Ground
Fourth ODI: January 26, Adelaide Oval
Fifth ODI: January 28, Perth (venue TBC)