England announce 2012 summer Tests & ODI schedule

England confirm their 2012 summer schedule, with West Indies, Australia and South Africa touring

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
andrew strauss
Strauss's England claimed the No1 Test ranking this summer Photo: The Sport Review

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West Indies, Australia and South Africa will all be touring England next summer, the ECB confirmed on Wednesday.

The Windies will kick off next summer’s international schedule with a three-match Test Series at Lord’s, Trent Bridge and Edgbaston followed by a three-match one-day series and a Twenty20.

Australia, currently the world’s number one ranked ODI side, are then scheduled to take on their hosts in a five-match one-day series before the five-day game resumes, with Andrew Strauss’s side taking on South Africa in Test Matches at The Oval, Headingley and Lord’s.

England will round off their summer with a one day international against Scotland in August, followed by a five-match one-day and three Twenty20 matches against South Africa.

“With England looking to maintain its position as the number one side in the ICC’s World Test rankings and also preparing to defend the World T20 title in Sri Lanka next autumn, interest in next summer’s international programme will be intense,” said ECB Chief Executive David Collier said.

“A record number of people attended this season’s international fixtures and with an exciting summer in prospect again in 2012, we would urge spectators to buy tickets early in order to avoid disappointment.”

West Indies to UK 2012

Sat 5 – Mon 7 May 3-day match v Sussex, Hove
Thu 10 – Sun 13 May 4-day match v England Lions, Northampton
Thu 17 – Mon 21 May 1st Test Match, Lord’s
Fri 25 – Tue 29 May 2nd Test Match, Trent Bridge
Sat 2 – Sun 3 June 2-day match v Leicestershire, Grace Road
Thu 7 – Mon 11 June 3rd Test Match, Edgbaston
Wed 13 June 50-over match v Middlesex, Lord’s
Sat 16 June 1st NatWest ODI, Rose Bowl
Tue 19 June 2nd NatWest ODI (D/N), Kia Oval
Fri 22 June 3rd NatWest ODI, Headingley Carnegie
Sun 24 June NatWest Int. T20, Trent Bridge

Australia to UK 2012

Thu 21 June 50-over match v Leicestershire, Grace Road
Sat 23 June ODI v Ireland, Stormont, Belfast
Tue 26 June 50-over match v Essex (D/N), Chelmsford
Fri 29 June 1st NatWest ODI, Lord’s
Sun 1 July 2nd NatWest ODI, Kia Oval
Wed 4 July 3rd NatWest ODI (D/N), Edgbaston
Sat 7 July 4th NatWest ODI, Emirates Durham ICG
Tue 10 July 5th NatWest ODI (D/N), Old Trafford

South Africa to UK 2012

Mon 9-Tue 10 July 2-day match v Somerset Taunton,
Fri 13-Sun 15 July 3-day match v Kent, Canterbury
Thu 19-Mon 23 July 1st Test Match, Kia Oval
Fri 27-Sat 28 July 2-day match v Worcestershire, New Road, Worcester
Thu 2-Mon 6 Aug 2nd Test Match, Headingley Carnegie
Fri 10-Sat 11 Aug 2-day match v Derbyshire, Derby
Thu 16-Mon 20 Aug 3rd Test Match, Lord’s
Wed 22 Aug 50-over match v Gloucs., Bristol
Fri 24 Aug 1st NatWest ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
Tue 28 Aug 2nd NatWest ODI (D/N), Rose Bowl
Fri 31 Aug 3rd NatWest ODI (D/N), Kia Oval
Sun 2 Sept 4th NatWest ODI, Lord’s
Wed 5 Sept 5th NatWest ODI (D/N), Trent Bridge
Sat 8 Sept 1st NatWest Int. T20, Emirates Durham ICG
Mon 10 Sept 2nd NatWest Int. T20 (F), Old Trafford
Wed 12 Sept 3rd NatWest Int. T20 (F), Edgbaston

Sun 12 August Scotland v England, Venue tbc


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