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What’s On: Magellan Ashes 2017-18

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Last Updated on August 6, 2018

As the weather warms up in the Southern Hemisphere, the best cricket players from Australia and England are getting ready to battle it out on the pitch in one of the world’s greatest sporting contests – the Ashes. Are you ready? 

The electric atmosphere of the crowd, the fierce on-field rivalry, great sportsmanship and passion for the game make the Ashes series an unmissable event. England retains the Ashes title after winning three of the five Tests in the 2015 series. But will they hold onto the Urn, and the glory yet again, or will Australia make the most of the home ground advantage?

On Aussie ground

The Magellan Ashes are returning to Australian soil for the first time in four years. From 23 November 2017 to 4 January 2018, England and Australia will vie for victory and the prized Urn across MelbourneSydneyBrisbaneAdelaide and Perth. It’s a huge sporting event, attracting thousands of patrons to each Test match and over 1.2 million people tuning in to watch the matches on their TV screens. If you’re one of the many travellers heading to watch your team in action, it’s worth planning how you’ll get around and book your airport transfer before you travel so there’s no time wasted waiting around for taxis with scores of other supporters. To help you plan your trip, here’s our overview of what’s happening where and when.

Will Australia emerge victorious with a home ground advantage this series?

Where and when?

The Ashes series will kick off in Brisbane at The Gabba with the first Test from 23-27 November 2017, followed by Adelaide Oval for the second Test from 2-6 December. From 14-18 December the teams head over to the WACA stadium in Perth for the third Test, then the MCG in Melbourne for the fourth Test from 26-30 December. If you’re heading to the MCG and are planning to spend some time exploring the beautiful city of Melbourne, make sure you read our 24 Hours In Melbourne guide to plan out the perfect itinerary.

 The electric atmosphere of the crowd, the fierce on-field rivalry and great sportsmanship makes the Ashes series an unmissable event

The Sydney Cricket Ground will host the fifth and final Magellan Ashes Test, from 4-8 January as well as the 10th ‘Pink Test’, where the stadium and crowd will turn pink in support of the McGrath Foundation. Founded by Aussie fast-bowler Glenn McGrath and his late wife Jane, the McGrath Foundation provides physical, psychological and emotional support for those experiencing breast cancer.

If you’re heading to the Magellan Ashes, have you thought about how you’re getting to and from the airports in Melbourne, SydneyBrisbane, Adelaide and Perth? Thousands of cricket fans will be competing for expensive taxis from airports all over Australia during cricket season. Make your trip as smooth and seamless as possible by booking your airport transfer with; you’ll spend less time waiting in long taxi queues and more time cheering on your cricket team.

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