England’s 2020 schedule announced
England’s home season for 2020 have been announced by the England Cricket Board (ECB).
As part of the Test championship, England will play three Tests against Pakistan in their den including three T20Is and will start with the Test series on July 3.
The first Test will be played at Lord’s while the second Test will be held in Manchester and the third Test will be at Trent Bridge from August 20. The three T20Is will be played on August 29, 31 and September 2 in Leeds, Cardiff and Southampton.
England will also host West Indies for three Tests while they will play three T20Is and three ODIs against their arch-rivals Australia.
It was also confirmed that England’s return tour in 2022 will be played in October (3 ODIs) and in December (3 Tests).
Zahir Khan, Pakistan’s director of International cricket said:
“This tour holds special significance since this will be Pakistan’s first-ever tour of England for World Test Championship matches. A tour of England tests the skills and limits of the visiting sides and I anticipate this tour to help Pakistan furnish their red-ball skills and also prepare them for the all-important ICC T20 World Cup in Australia latter in 2020.”
England’s 2020 Schedule:
vs West Indies
June 4-8 – 1st Test, The Oval
June 12-16 – 2nd Test, Edgbaston
June 25-29 – 3rd Test, Lord’s
July 3 – 1st T20I, Edgbaston
July 5 – 2nd T20I, Old Trafford
July 7 – 3rd T20I, Headingley
July 11 – 1st ODI, Lord’s
July 14 – 2nd ODI, Ageas Bowl
July 16 – 3rd ODI, Bristol
July 30 – 1st Test, Lord’s
August 7 – 2nd Test, Old Trafford
August 20 – 3rd Test, Trent Bridge
August 29 – 1st T20I, Headingley
August 31 – 2nd T20I, Cardiff
September 2 – 3rd T20I, Ageas Bowl
September 10 – 1st ODI, Trent Bridge
September 12 – 2nd ODI, Edgbaston
September 15 – 3rd ODI, The Oval