England To Take On India & South Africa
England Women will play India and South Africa this summer, meeting India in a Test match for the first time since 2006 and playing three limited overs games against both sides.
India will play one Test at Wormsley and three One-Day Internationals with South Africa playing three Twenty20 Internationals.
England Women v India Women
13th-16th August: Test, Wormsley
21st August: 1st ODI, Scarborough
23rd August: 2nd ODI, Scarborough
25th August: 3rd ODI, Lord's
The Test will be played from 13th to 16th August before Scarborough and Lord's host the ODIs between 21st and 25th August.
India won a two-Test series 1-0 in 2006 and the last ODI series between the two sides, in England in 2012, saw England come from 2-0 down to pull off a 3-2 victory.
South Africa will then arrive in England for three Twenty20 matches in Northampton, Chelmsford and Edgbaston between 1st and 7th September.
England have never lost a T20I against South Africa in seven completed matches while one game was abandoned.
"We look forward to welcoming India Women and South Africa Women in the summer, and fully anticipate that both sides will provide strong opposition for England in all three formats of the game," Clare Connor, Head of England Women's Cricket said.
"This is a hugely exciting programme of women’s international cricket, and it is fantastic that we will once again get to see England battle it out against one of the world’s top teams in a Test match.
England Women v South Africa Women
1st September: 1st T20I, Chelmsford
3rd September: 2nd T20I, Northampton
7th September: 3rd T20I, Edgbaston
"The recent Women’s Ashes Test in Perth was a wonderful demonstration of women’s cricket at its best, and I expect a similarly tight contest when England take on India at Wormsley in August.
"Last summer saw record numbers of spectators through the gates to watch England regain the Women’s Ashes, and this year’s international schedule presents a similarly exciting proposition for cricket fans up and down the country to see some of the best women’s cricketers in the world in action."
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