England, Australia matches confirmed for September

Date: Aug 14, 2020

England will play three T20s and three one-day internationals against Australia in September.

The matches, due to be played in July 2020, were postponed as part of the restructured schedule because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The T20s will be at Southampton's Ageas Bowl on 4, 6 and 8 September, with the second live on BBC TV

Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester will stage the ODIs on September 11, 13 and  16.

England plays T20s against Pakistan at Old Trafford on August 28 and 30 and September 1.

England's 50-over team, who won the World Cup 2019, beat Ireland 2-1 in an ODI series at Southampton that finished earlier this month.

"The rivalry between England and Australia is the pinnacle of sporting competition," said England and Wales chief executive Tom Harrison.

"These will be thrilling contests and a perfect way to culminate the men's international season in this extraordinary summer."

Australia will leave Perth on August 23 and travel to Derby for four inter-squad matches.

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been named in the 21-man squad after recovering from an elbow injury.

Wicketkeeper Josh Philippe, left-arm pace bowler Daniel Sams and seamer Riley Meredith have also been included.

"It's vital for cricket that we do everything we can to keep the game going in these tough times," said Australia head coach Justin Langer.

Assistant coach Andrew McDonald will miss the tour to travel to the rearranged Indian Premier League, where he is head coach of the Rajasthan Royals.



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