England will play home Test series against world champions New Zealand and South Africa in 2022, cricket chiefs announced on Wednesday, unveiling a packed schedule.
Joe Root’s Test team will begin their home summer with a three-match series against New Zealand, starting at Lord’s on 2 June, before games at Trent Bridge and Headingley.
The Black Caps beat England 1-0 in a two-match series in June before defeating India in Southampton to win the first-ever World Test Championship final.
England will also host South Africa for a three-Test series, with the first match starting at Lord’s on 17 August before games at Edgbaston and The Oval.
India, who are currently touring England, return for a three-match T20I series and three ODIs in July.
South Africa kick off their tour with three ODIs and three T20Is later in July before the start of the Test series the following month.
Root’s side currently trail India 2-1 with one match remaining in this year’s five-match Test series. The final match starts at Old Trafford on Friday.
Proteas’ 2022 tour of England:
1st ODI, Riverside – Tuesday, 19 July
2nd ODI, Old Trafford – Friday, 22 July
3rd ODI, Headingley – Sunday, 24 July
1st T20I, Bristol – Wednesday, 27 July
2nd T20I, Sophia Gardens – Thursday, 28 July
3rd T20I, The Ageas Bowl – Sunday, 31 July
1st Test, Lord’s – 17-21 August
2nd Test, Edgbaston – 25-29 August
3rd Test, The Oval – 8-12 September
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