By Chris BevanSource BBC Sport 1 September 2018 07:20:50There’s been a lot of talk about England’s next major tournament, the Ashes, and whether or not they’re in the running for a place at the next Ashes Test.
Here’s what you need to know about the event.
How much is there to watch?
The Ashes is an event of immense interest to many, and England has always been keen to make sure it’s a major event.
There are only about 12 weeks to go until the Ashes.
England have two Tests to play, and they’re likely to be the first to be played at home in 2019.
So that means a lot more fans will be watching than ever before.
If they do, the first Test is a big chance for England.
The first two Tests were played at the new ECB Cricket Ground in Colombo.
England’s players will be at the Test, as are the officials and officials will be there.
But the Test is only a first step in a much bigger plan to create a cricketing utopia in the UK.
England will host their first Test in the new Cricket Stadium at St James’ Park.
It will be the second home Test of the season and the first of England’s series with Sri Lanka.
There will be a total of seven Tests, including a Test against India.
They will start with a T20 match against Sri Lanka on Friday, September 10.
The Test will be held on the first weekend of the new calendar year.
There will be no Tests before then.
The first Test against Australia will take place on September 18, 2019.
The two sides will meet again at the Adelaide Oval on September 21, 2019, and then England will return to England’s home ground for a second Test, against India on September 23.
If England beat Australia in Adelaide, the match against India would be their first match at the venue.
If they beat India, they’ll have to play a Test at the same venue, in the second Test at Lord’s on October 3.
There are also three Tests against Pakistan and India that will take up time in the summer, before the 2019 World Cup.
There’s a possibility of England playing a second match in the Ashes Test series, but that hasn’t happened yet.
There have been calls to play England’s first Test there on August 15, 2020.
The only way to do that is to win the Test in Adelaide.
If the first two Test matches are won, England will have their maiden World Cup final.
The England squad has not been selected yet, and that could change before then as the World Cup begins.
How will it work?
If England lose their second Test to Australia, they will play the first one at Lord of the Rings on September 15, 2019 against Sri Lankan side Morinda.
There is also the possibility of the Test being played at Wembley Stadium, with England having a home World Cup qualifier against the hosts in 2019 at the home of English cricket, Leeds.
England would then play Australia again in Cardiff on September 22, 2019 at Cardiff Stadium, but England will need a miracle to win at the Millennium Stadium.
If Sri Lanka wins, they would host England in Cardiff in the first Tests on September 29, 2019 and the second Tests on October 6, 2019 (against India, England, Sri Lanka and Pakistan).
Sri Lanka have been ruled out of the World T20, meaning England would have to be victorious in Cardiff and win at Wembley to qualify.
If England beat India in Cardiff, they could qualify for the 2019 ICC World Cup in South Africa.
There is a lot to be excited about for the next two Tests.
England will be in Columbo for the first time since the summer and will be playing at home, and it will be England’s last chance to qualify for an Ashes Test in 2019, if they don’t beat Australia.