England Women To Take On Pakistan In July
England Women will take on Pakistan Women in two One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals from 1st to 5th July in a set of additional international fixtures.
Louth will host its first One-Day International before the remaining three matches, the Twenty20s on the same day, will be played at Loughborough University.
Ahead of the internationals, Pakistan will play two Twenty20s and a one-day game against England Women's Academy on 27th and 29th June at Loughborough University.
"I'm pleased to announce the additional fixtures for England Women against Pakistan," Clare Connor, Head of England Women's Cricket, said.
"The limited over games are a welcome addition to the summer schedule providing an opportunity for the England team to hone their skills against lesser known opposition and provide valuable international fixtures for Pakistan.
"The NatWest Women’s one-day international at Louth Cricket Club will be the first the club has hosted since major investment was made by ECB, East Lindsey District Council and The Football Foundation in the development of the ground and shared sports pavilion.
"The England Women’s Academy will also play Pakistan at Loughborough University providing potential future England players with valuable experience against full international opposition. It is the aim that these matches will play a part in preparing them for a smooth transition into full international cricket when the time comes."
Following the series against Pakistan, England take on Australia, starting with the Ashes Test at Wormsley from 11th August.
England played Pakistan in three Twenty20 Internationals in 2012, winning all three including a 43-run victory in the most recent encounter in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
The two sides have not met in an ODI since the 2009 World Cup, when England won by eight wickets and in all six international clashes between the two sides, England have emerged as winners.
England Women fixtures 2013
1st July: 1st ODI v Pakistan, Louth
3rd July: 2nd ODI v Pakistan, Loughborough University
5th July: 1st and 2nd T20Is v Pakistan, Loughborough University
11th-14th August: Ashes Test v Australia, Wormsley
20th August: 1st ODI v Australia, Lord's
23rd August: 2nd ODI v Australia, Hove
25th August: 3rd ODI v Australia, Hove
27th August: 1st T20I v Australia, Chelmsford
29th August: 2nd T20I v Australia, Southampton
31st August: 3rd T20I v Australia, Chester-le-Street
© Cricket World 2013
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