England vs India Test confirmed to launch women’s international summer

Malik Ouzia
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(AFP via Getty Images)

England women’s international summer will begin with a much-anticipated one-off Test against India at Bristol.

India have not played a Test match in more than six years, while England’s last came in the Ashes series defeat to Australia in 2019. The last time the two sides met in Test cricket was in 2014, when India won a one-off game at Wormsley.

BCCI general secretary Jay Shah marked International Women’s Day last month by announcing that the match would take place “later this this year”, and both date and venue have now been confirmed.

The four-day game - beginning on Wednesday, June 16 - will form part of a multi-format series which also includes three T20Is and three ODIs across the latter part of June and early July.

The Hundred, the ECB’s new domestic franchise tournament, will then take centre-stage before the women’s international summer concludes with a white ball series against New Zealand in September.

England will host the White Ferns for three T20Is and five ODIs, having recently won series in both formats in New Zealand.

ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said: “We’re really looking forward to a busy summer in what is a huge year for our England Women’s team, and we’re very excited about hosting India and New Zealand.

“The two international series will sit either side of The Hundred, and with the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and the new Regional T20 competition running throughout the summer, it’s a fixture list that offers a lot for both our players and our fans.

“With the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup around the corner it is of paramount importance that our England team is able to prepare accordingly, and with the team also due to travel to Pakistan in October we can look forward to an exciting 12 months of international women’s cricket.”

England women’s international summer in full

India

Test match

  • Wednesday June 16-Saturday June 19: One-off Test (Bristol County Ground)

One-Day Internationals

  • Sunday June 27: First ODI (Bristol County Ground)

  • Wednesday June 30: Second ODI (The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton)

  • Sunday July 3: Third ODI (New Road, Worcester)

T20I Series

  • Friday July 9: First T20 (The County Ground, Northampton)

  • Sunday July 11: Second T20 (The 1st Central County Ground, Hove)

  • Thursday July 15: Third T20 (The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford)

New Zealand

T20I Series

  • Wednesday September 1: First T20 (The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford)

  • Saturday September 4: Second T20 (The 1st Central County Ground, Hove)

  • Thursday September 9: Third T20 (The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton)

ODI Series

  • Thursday September 16: First ODI (Bristol County Ground)

  • Sunday September 19: Second ODI (New Road, Worcester)

  • Tuesday September 21: Third ODI (The Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester)

  • Thursday September 23: Fourth ODI (The Incora County Ground, Derby)

  • Sunday September 26: Fifth ODI (The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury)

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