New Zealand’s tour of England will begin in May 2015
ECB today announced the full international programme for the summer of 2015 which will see England host tours by New Zealand and Australia.
Cardiff’s stadium will host the opening Ashes Test Match of the five-match series as it did in 2009 when England’s last pair James
Anderson and Monty Panesar clung on for a famous draw on the final day of a gripping Ashes encounter.
Lord’s, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge and The Kia Oval will also stage Investec Test Matches as England bid to regain the famous Ashes urn and win a fourth successive home Ashes series following their previous triumphs in 2005, 2009 and 2013.
After the Ashes, England and Australia will do battle again in a T20I at Cardiff’s stadium before the international season reaches its climax in September with Rose Bowl, Lord’s, Old Trafford and Headingley hosting matches in the One-Day International series.
New Zealand’s tour of England will begin in May with tour matches against Somerset and Worcestershire before the two countries meet in the opening international action of the summer – the first Test Match at Lord’s.
Headingley will stage the second Test Match of the two-match series against the Black Caps before the focus shifts to the One-Day International series with Edgbaston, The Oval, Rose Bowl, Trent Bridge and Durham ICG all staging ODIs and Old Trafford hosting a T20 International.
ECB Chief Executive David Collier said: “Next summer promises to be a hugely exciting international season with England’s bid to regain the Ashes set to be one of the major highlights of the sporting year. We’re also delighted to be hosting New Zealand again across all three formats of the international game and would like to thank all those county and international venues who will be hosting our touring teams next year.”
New Zealand to UK 2015
Fri 8 – Mon 11 May 4-day v Somerset Taunton
Thu 14 – Sun 17 May 4-day v Worcestershire New Road
Thu 21 – Mon 25 May 1st Test Match Lord’s
Fri 29 May – Tue 2 June 2nd Test Match Headingley
Sat 6 June 50-over v Leicestershire Grace Road
Tue 9 June 1st ODI (D/N) Edgbaston
Fri 12 June 2nd ODI (D/N) The Oval
Sun 14 June 3rd ODI Rose Bowl (Southampton)
Wed 17 June 4th ODI (D/N) Trent Bridge
Sat 20 June 5th ODI Durham ICG
Tue 23 June T20I (Floodlit) Old Trafford
Australia to UK 2015
Thu 25 – Sun 28 June 4-day v Kent Canterbury
Wed 1 – Sat 4 July 4-day v Essex Chelmsford
Wed 8 – Sun 12 July 1st Test Match Cardiff
Thu 16 – Mon 20 July 2nd Test Match Lord’s
Thu 23 – Sat 25 July 3-day v Derbyshire County Ground, Derby
Wed 29 July – Sun 2 Aug 3rd Test Match Edgbaston
Thu 6 – Mon 10 Aug 4th Test Match Trent Bridge
Fri 14 – Sun 16 Aug 3-day v Northants Northampton
Thu 20 – Mon 24 Aug 5th Test Match Kia Oval
Thu 27 Aug ODI v Ireland Venue tbc
Mon 31 Aug T20I Cardiff
Thu 3 Sept 1st ODI (D/N) Rose Bowl
Sat 5 Sept 2nd ODI Lord’s
Tue 8 Sept 3rd ODI (D/N) Old Trafford
Fri 11 Sept 4th ODI Headingley
Sun 13 Sept 5th ODI Old Trafford