Brisbane – The Gabba has been locked in to host Australia’s opening Take a look at of the 2021/22 Ashes sequence in opposition to England after a significant improve to the stadium was once introduced.
The bottom, the place Australia have not misplaced a Take a look at since 1988, the longest energetic streak in global cricket, was once overpassed for the primary Take a look at in opposition to India closing summer season.
It was once as an alternative performed in Adelaide, and Australia misplaced, with gamers urging a go back to Brisbane to kick off long run house sequence.
With a A$35 million improve to public, company and media amenities introduced on Saturday, Cricket Australia showed the Ashes opener can be on the Gabba.
“Not anything excites Australian cricket fanatics like an Ashes sequence on house soil,” mentioned CA leader Kevin Roberts.
“The upgrades to the Gabba will make sure that in website hosting the primary Take a look at… fanatics in Queensland gets the primary alternative to experience world-class cricket whilst experiencing the upgraded amenities.”
All through the closing Ashes in Australia, greater than 130 000 fanatics flocked to the Gabba to witness the house crew thrash England via 10 wickets throughout 4 days.
They went directly to win the sequence 4-0.
England host the following sequence in opposition to their arch-rivals later this yr.