The Star – Malaysia – (Reuters) – England’s bid to regain the Ashes next year will begin with first test against Australia at Edgbaston, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday.

Summary

  • (Reuters) – England’s bid to regain the Ashes next year will begin with first test against Australia at Edgbaston, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday.
  • Australia recorded a comprehensive 4-0 rout over England at home earlier this year but they have not won an away Ashes series since Steve Waugh’s side triumphed 4-1 in 2001.
  • England are also scheduled to meet Ireland at Lord’s in a four-day test from July 24-27, their first test of fewer than five days since the tour of New Zealand in 1971.
  • Pakistan will be England’s first opponent of the home international season next year, with their tour featuring five one-day internationals (ODI) and one Twenty20, as both countries prepare for the 50-overs World Cup starting on May 30.
  • England’s 2019 home schedule:May 5: Only Twenty20 v Pakistan, CardiffMay 8: First ODI v Pakistan, the OvalMay 11: Second ODI v Pakistan, SouthamptonMay 14: Third ODI v Pakistan, BristolMay 17: Fourth ODI v Pakistan, Trent BridgeMay 19: Fifth ODI v Pakistan, Headingley–July 24-27: Only test v Ireland, Lord’s–Aug.


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