Fixtures towards No. 1-ranked Test facet to be performed at Lord’s and Edgbaston England will play a two-Test series towards New Zealand this summer season, with the ECB confirming fixtures at Lord’s and Edgbaston in June.
New Zealand vs England 2021
New Zealand would be the fourth touring country hosted by England in 2021, with limited-overs series towards Sri Lanka and Pakistan forward of a five-Test encounter with India.
The opportunity of New Zealand or Ireland being invited to play Test cricket had previously been floated within the occasion that the ICC World Test Championship remaining, to be held at Lord’s, was cancelled. That fixture stays within the calendar however with no set date. New Zealand final performed a Test in England in 2015, when the series was drawn 1-1. The Lord’s fixture will see them return to the scene of the dramatic World Cup remaining tie between the groups in 2019.
“The prospect of our England males’ staff taking up the world’s two top-ranked Test nations in New Zealand and India this summer season is one thing for us all to savour,” ECB chief govt officer, Tom Harrison, mentioned.
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Three T20Is towards Sri Lanka have additionally been firmed up, with games at Cardiff and the Ageas Bowl forward of a three-match ODI series beginning in Durham on June 29. Pakistan will then arrive for ODIs and T20Is, earlier than the Tests towards India start on August 4.
The ECB is hoping to have the ability to host crowds through the summer season, with ticket ballots now open, after the whole 2020 worldwide schedule was performed behind doorways as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
England’s Visually Impaired staff are additionally due to host Australia for the Ashes in 2021, however that series stays topic to Covid-19 assessments. Multi-format series for England Girls towards South Africa and New Zealand are additionally within the pipeline.