The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the home season fixture of the Men’s team for 2020. They are set to host West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Ireland next year and will play a total of 6 Tests, 6 One-Day Internationals and 6 T20Is from June to September.
Australia who are currently playing the Ashes in England will return to the country next year in July to face the home team in a three-match ODI and T20I series each. The three matches in the shortest format will be played on July 3,5 and 7 in Durham, Old Trafford and Headingley respectively while the ODI series is scheduled to commence on July 11 at Lord’s. The remaining two games of the series will take place at the Ageas Bowl and the County Ground in Bristol on July 14 and 16 respectively.
Summer begins with a series against West Indies
However, England’s home summer will begin with the Jason Holder-led West Indies side visiting the country for three Tests. The series will get underway on June 4 at the Kia Oval with the other two matches set to be played at Edgbaston and Lord’s on June 12 and 25. All the series are equally important keeping in mind the first edition of the World Test Championship and England will look to make the most of the home season.
After the Australia series, England will next host Pakistan for three Tests and the same number of T20 Internationals. Lord’s will host its second Test and the third international game of the summer as the Test series between the two will commence at the venue on July 30. The Old Trafford and the Trent Bridge are the venues for the other two Test matches.
A lot of T20 Internationals will be played across the world over the next 12 months with the T20 World Cup set to take place in October in 2020 in Australia. Both England and Pakistan will look to fine-tune things in the three T20Is which they will play as the event will be only a month or so away from getting underway. Ireland is the last team to visit England next year as they will play three ODIs against the home team.
Here’s the schedule of England’s home season:
England v West Indies Test series
Thu 4 -Mon 8 June – 1st Test v West Indies Kia Oval 11 am
Fri 12-Tue 16 June – 2nd Test v West Indies Edgbaston 11 am
Thu 25-Mon 29 June – 3rd Test v West Indies Lord’s 11 am
England v Australia IT20 series
Fri 3 July – 1st IT20 v Australia Emirates Riverside, Durham 6.30 pm
Sun 5 July – 2nd IT20 v Australia Emirates Old Trafford 5 pm
Tue 7 July – 3rd IT20 v Australia Emerald Headingley 6.30 pm
England v Australia ODI series
Sat 11 July – 1st ODI v Australia Lord’s 1 pm
Tue 14 July – 2nd ODI v Australia Ageas Bowl 1 pm
Thu 16 July – 3rd ODI v Australia Bristol County Ground, Bristol 1 pm
England v Pakistan Test series
Thu 30 July-Mon 3 Aug – 1st Test v Pakistan Lord’s 11 am
Fri 7-Tue 11 Aug – 2nd Test v Pakistan Emirates Old Trafford 11 am
Thu 20-Mon 24 Aug – 3rd Test v Pakistan Trent Bridge 11 am
England v Pakistan IT20 series
Sat 29 Aug – 1st IT20 v Pakistan Emerald Headingley 5 pm
Mon 31 Aug – 2nd IT20 v Pakistan Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 2.30 pm
Wed 2 Sept – 3rd IT20 v Pakistan Ageas Bowl 6.30 pm
England v Ireland ODI series
Thu 10 Sept – 1st ODI v Ireland Trent Bridge 12.30 pm
Sat 12 Sept – 2nd ODI v Ireland Edgbaston 12.30 pm
Tue 15 Sept – 3rd ODI v Ireland Kia Oval 12.30 pm
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