Englands 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.
It comes with NTC eyeing off hosting rights for Australia's three-match one-day international series with Zimbabwe slated for June 2020 in the Future Tours Programme.
Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in doubt for the series after he aggravated a lower back injury during the third ODI against England, while fellow seamer Jasprit Bumrah was named but will only be available from the second Test in Southampton.
He will not have the services of the country's two best batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner for the summer and takes over a team with rookie leaders.
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