India Will Return to England in 2022
By Tanushka Gain
on Wed Sep 08 2021
India will return to England next summer to play six white-ball games. The ECB was confirmed on Wednesday (8 September). Announcing the schedule for the 2022 home summer, the ECB also confirmed that they will host New Zealand and South Africa.
Even though England hosted New Zealand for a few Tests in June this year before the final of the World Test Championship. But they will host them for three Tests this time to start their summer. The series involving the hosts and defending World Test champions will fall under the 2021-23 World Test Championship cycle.
After the conclusion of the three Tests, England will play 12 limited-overs games in the month of July. The T20I series against India begins on 1 July at Old Trafford, Manchester. After which the teams go to Edgbaston and Southampton for the next two matches. The T20I series will be followed by a three-match ODI series that ends on July 14 at Lord’s.
England will then host South Africa for the entire series from July 19. In which the guests will play three ODIs, three T20s, and three Test matches. England’s home summer will conclude with the final Test against South Africa at The Oval starting on 8 September. The Test series assumes more significance as the teams will be vying for important WTC points. The ECB also confirmed that the T20 Blast Finals Day will be held in Edgbaston on 16 July.
“It’s been a great summer of cricket and it’s great to see the crowds pack back at the end of this summer,” said Tom Harrison, the ECB’s chief executive. “For next summer, I am delighted 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 expect India to return for two white-ball series before hosting South Africa in what promises to be a hard-fought series across three formats”
1st Test v New Zealand, Lord’s, June 2-6
2nd Test v New Zealand, Trent Bridge, June 10-14
3rd Test v New Zealand, Headingley, June 23-27
1st T20 vs India, Old Trafford, July 1
2nd T20I vs India, Trent Bridge, July 3
3rd T20I vs India, The Ages Bowl, 6 July
1st ODI vs India, Edgbaston, July 9
2nd ODI vs India, The Oval, 12 July
3rd ODI vs India, Lord’s, July 14
1st ODI vs South Africa, Riverside, July 19
2nd ODI vs South Africa, Old Trafford, July 22
3rd ODI vs South Africa, Headingley, July 24
1st T20 vs South Africa, Bristol, July 27
2nd T20I vs South Africa, Sophia Gardens, July 28
3rd T20I vs South Africa, The Ageas Bowl, July 31
1st Test v South Africa, Lord’s, August 17-21
2nd Test v South Africa, Edgbaston, 25-29 August
3rd Test v South Africa, The Oval, September 8-12