India will return to England next year to play six white-ball games, the ECB confirmed on Wednesday (September 8). While announcing the schedule for their 2022 home summer, the ECB also confirmed that they will be hosting New Zealand and South Africa.
In spite of the fact that England hosted New Zealand for a couple of Tests earlier this year in June before the World Test Championship final, they will host them again for three Tests this time to kickstart their summer. This series involving the hosts and the defending World Test champions will come under the 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle.
Following the conclusion of the three Tests, England will play 12 limited-overs games in the month of July. The T20I series against India kicks off on July 1 at Old Trafford in Manchester following which the teams move to Edgbaston and Southampton for the next two games. The T20I series will be followed by a three-match ODI series that concludes at Lord’s on July 14.
England will then host South Africa for a full series from July 19 that will see the visitors play three ODIs, three T20Is, and three Tests. England’s home summer will conclude with the final Test against South Africa scheduled to begin on September 8 at The Oval. The Test series will carry more significance since the teams will be fighting for valuable WTC points. The ECB also confirmed that the T20 Blast Finals Day will be staged at Edgbaston on July 16.
“It has been a scintillating summer of cricket and so good to see crowds back packing out venues later this summer,” ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said. “For next summer, I am pleased to be able to confirm three high-quality men’s international touring teams for 2022, starting with a three-Test LV= Insurance Series against World Test Champions New Zealand.
“We also look forward to India returning for two white-ball series before we host South Africa for what promises to be hard-fought series across three formats”.
England’s 2022 home summer schedule
|1st T20I||July 1||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|2nd T20I||July 3||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|3rd T20I||July 6||Ageas Bowl, Southampton|
|1st ODI||July 9||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|2nd ODI||July 12||The Oval, London|
|3rd ODI||July 14||Lord’s, London|