Before the first Test match between England and West Indies there were no international matches for more than 80 days, however with the start of the first Test match international cricket is truly alive and much to the relief of each and every cricket fan there are 2 more Tests which are to be played between England and West Indies. There’s a lot of cricket in the next 2 months as ICC is trying their best to make up for the lost time. Today we shall be discussing about the upcoming International matches and the International schedule for the next 2 months. The cricket schedule for the next 2 months seem to excite, take of and take flight, to shock and amaze!

The first Test match between England and West Indies begun on the 8th of July. This is a three-match Test series. The second Test will be played from the 16th of July to the 20th of July, followed by the third Test which is scheduled on the 24th of July. Once the West Indies tour of England is complete the Irishmen will be touring England as the ODI series between England and Ireland is all set to begin right after the completion of the Test series between England and West Indies. This is one of the major reasons why England have announced a relatively young and inexperienced white-ball training group ahead for the Ireland series. Owing to the packed schedule England’s multi-format players such as Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes will not be participating in the Ireland series. Ireland will be playing 3 ODI matches against England, the first starting on the 30th of July, the second on the 1st of August. The third and the final ODI between England and Ireland will be played on the 4th of August. Just a day after the 3rd ODI match begins the series between Pakistan and England. Pakistan are all set to tour England and will be playing three Tests and Three T20I matches. The first Test match between both the sides will be played on 5th August. The second on 13th August and the Third and final Test on the 21st of August. The T20I series between England and Pakistan starts on the 25th of August, the 2nd and 3ed T20I will be played on 30th August and 1st September respectively.

Australia will then be touring after Pakistan. Although the dates haven’t been announced but Australia are all set to play 3 ODI and 3 T20I games in September. This series will be after the matches between England and Pakistan are completed. These are the confirmed series which are set to happen. India were supposed to tour South Africa but there isn’t any further information or details about it. Thus there will be a lot of matches in the next the next 2 months. All cricket fans and especially the English fans are set to have a great next 2 months as all the upcoming tours to England are exciting in their own ways and come as a stress reliever from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The English summer is well and truly alive.

By Arvind Krishnan

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