England Women to kick off their summer international at home with a Exam match against India in June; Heather Knight’s squad will also face India in the ODI and T20 series in June and July before 20-over and 50-over matches against New Zealand in September after The Hundred.
Last Updated: 13/04/21 10:13
England Women will kick off their summer at home to international cricket with a Test match against India in Bristol.
Heather Knight’s squad will face India in all three formats in June and July before returning to action in September for the T20 and ODI series against New Zealand, with all matches showing live. Sky Sports.
The test, from June 16-19, will mark England’s first red ball game since Ashes 2019 and India’s first since facing South Africa in November 2014.
The LV = Insurance Test match between England and India will be followed by three international one-day Royal London matches and as many Vitality IT20s.
ODI takes place on 27 June (Bristol), 30 June (Taunton) and 3 July (Worcester), with later T20 matches being played on 9 July (Northampton), 11 July (Hove) and 15 July (Chelmsford).
Women’s international cricket will then pause for the ECB’s new 100 ball competition, The Hundred, which kicks off on July 21 with a women’s match between the Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals at The Kia Oval.
England will return to action from September 1 with the first T20 international against New Zealand at Chelmsford, followed by short matches at Hove on September 4 and Taunton on September 9.
The five-match ODI series against the White Fern kicks off on September 16 in Bristol, followed by matches on September 19 (Worcester), September 21 (Leicester), September 23 (Derby) and September 26 (Canterbury).
The UK will seek to support their successful New Zealand winter program, where they recorded a 2-1 ODI series win over Pakis Putih before sweeping them 3-0 in the T20 series.
England will travel to Pakistan for the first time in October for two T20 internationals and five one-day internationals, while a busy 2022 calendar includes the Women’s Ashes in Australia, the 50th World Cup in New Zealand and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Captain Knight said: “Knowing we had a busy schedule was amazing. Last year [with coronavirus impacting the game] quite difficult, don’t know what we prepared and what we will face.
“So to have two big international tours from India and New Zealand, The Hundred, a trip to Pakistan and then a huge next year. [is great] – this year will be a big year in our preparations for 2022. “
ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said: “We are really looking forward to a busy summer in a very big year for our England Women team, and we are very excited to host India and New Zealand.
“The series will sit on both sides of The Hundred, and with the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and the Regional T20 competition only running all summer, this is a timetable that has a lot to offer our players and fans alike.
“With the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup approaching, it is very important for our England team to be able to prepare accordingly, and with the team also traveling to Pakistan in October we can look forward to 12 months of fun from the international women’s crickets.”
England Women Schedule (all live matches on Sky Sports)
June 16-19: Test match (Bristol)
June 27: First ODI (Bristol)
June 30: 2nd ODI (Taunton)
July 3: 3rd ODI (Worcester)
July 9: IT20 First (Northampton)
July 11: IT20 2nd (Hove)
July 15: IT20 3rd (Chelmsford)
September 1st: IT20 First (Chelmsford)
September 4: IT20 2nd (Hove)
September 9: IT20 3rd (Taunton)
September 16: First ODI (Bristol)
September 19: 2nd ODI (Worcester)
September 21: 3rd ODI (Leicester)
September 23: Fourth ODI (Derby)
September 26: 5th ODI (Canterbury)