When Australia opens the second Ashes Test on Wednesday night, they will be looking to avoid their first loss of the series on the ground, as they seek to bounce back from a defeat to England at the Gabba last year.
A three-match losing streak has cost them dearly, with the last of those three matches coming at the hands of Australia.
They have won only two of their last five matches, and have lost four of their past five Tests in Australia.
The two-day series, scheduled for two days and played at the SCG in Melbourne, will be the first time the sides have faced each other in Australia’s backyard since a seven-match Ashes series in 2010.
Australia have never faced England on the same ground in their history, with only two Tests being played there in 1998 and 2003.
England have played their last three Tests on home soil in Sydney, with both teams making their way to the semi-finals of the Test series, the last time they faced Australia.
England have won both Tests and will look to bounce this one back at the MCG.
Australia’s first test match is against New Zealand in Perth on Wednesday, before playing South Africa in the semi final of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Read more about Australia’s Ashes: Ashes 2017: Ashes to start with an early kick Australia have the first match of the first Ashes Test in Melbourne on Wednesday morning.
England are playing a third match, against Sri Lanka on Thursday night.