Third Test, Dec. 16-20
Ground: WACA [ Images ] (20,000)
Last England [ Images ] Test win: 1978-79 series
The WACA (Western Australia [ Images ] Cricket Association) is the youngest and smallest of the venues and has a reputation as a wicket that pace bowlers love and batsmen fear.
The rock-hard wicket and blinding light can make for an intimidating time at the crease even if the pitch is not as quick as it once was.
The afternoon breeze, known locally as the Fremantle Doctor, helps the seamers and can also be of use to the spinners. England have won just once here in 11 Ashes Tests.