Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of sporting events to be postponed or cancelled this year, we can be optimistic with an upcoming full international summer of cricket.
The dates are still provisional, yet the prospect of England playing through the country once again behind full houses is very real.
The highlight of the England cricket timetable is a five-Test series against India. International cricket doesn’t get a lot bigger than this, if not to mention the Ashes.
There are also white-ball series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka and may be a Test series against New Zealand at the beginning of the summer.
The 2021 summer will see the return of many favorite venues, including The Oval, Durham, Cardiff, Bristol, Edgbaston, Lord’s, Trent Bridge, and Headingley.
With the current uncertainty, all tickets will be fully refundable if matches cannot be held in front of spectators or it is required to reduce capacity at venues.
However, it is hoped that those who apply for tickets will be able to use them and enjoy the simple pleasure of a day inside the venues.
Provisional 2021 England Men’s home internationals
Test Series vs New Zealand
England’s plans to host a Test series vs New Zealand at the beginning of the summer are being made, depending on whether or not England qualify for the final of the World Test Championship.
ODI series vs Sri Lanka
29 June: 1st ODI Emirates Riverside, Durham
1 July: 2nd ODI Kia Oval
4 July: 3rd ODI Bristol County Ground
ODI series vs Pakistan
8 July: 1st ODI Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
10 July: 2nd ODI Lord’s
13 July: 3rd ODI Edgbaston
IT20 series vs Pakistan
16 July: 1st IT20 Trent Bridge
18 July: 2nd IT20 Emerald Headingley
20 July: 3rd IT20 Old Trafford
Test Series vs India
4-8 August: 1st Test Match Trent Bridge
12-16 August: 2nd Test Match Lord’s
25-29 August: 3rd Test Match Emerald Headingley
2-6 September: 4th Test Match Kia Oval
10-14 September: 5th Test Match Emirates Old Trafford