London, Sep 5
England to host India for five Tests, three ODIs, and T20 Internationals, starting July 3 next year. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday.
The Indian team will start their tour with a T20I on July 3 at Old Trafford. Followed by other two at Cardiff and Bristol. In addition, they will play three one-day internationals and then Tests at Edgbaston, Lord’s, Trent Bridge, the Rose Bowl and The Oval. The Test series begins on August 1 at Edgbaston.
“A five-Test series against India is at the heart of next summer’s international program,” said ECB chief executive officer Tom Harrison in a press release.
“This is always a much-anticipated contest which attracts a huge following across the globe for the five-day game.
“Test match cricket has a strong, consistent and passionate following across England and Wales and the seven summer Tests, starting with the Pakistan matches, are sure to attract good crowds.”
“Alongside these, England’s white-ball contests against India, Australia, and Scotland will give a fascinating guide to form ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, to be staged here in 2019.”
Schedule India vs England 2018
1st T20: July 3, Old Trafford
2nd T20: July 6, Sophia Gardens
3rd T20: July 8, County Ground
1st ODI: July 12, Trent Bridge
2nd ODI: July 14, Lord’s
3rd ODI: July 17, Headingley
1st Test: August 1-5, Edgbaston
2nd Test: August 9-13, Lord’s
3rd Test: August 18-22, Trent Bridge
4th Test: August 30-September 3, Rose Bowl
5th Test: September 7-11, The Oval
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