In a hotly-anticipated blockbuster summer of sport, the Gabba opens the toss on the first Ashes Test between England and Australia from November 23. Itself a part of cricketing folklore in the heart of Brisbane, the venue is aptly nicknamed the ‘fortress’ in international cricketing circles. Why? Australia has not lost a Test at the Gabba since 1988, winning 21 and drawing seven.
The Gabba in Brisbane retains its prized position as Australia’s season opener for the 2017-18 Ashes Test series.