Last Update on: July 20th, 2020 at 08:39 am
Australia look set to tour England in September for the limited-overs tour. The series was originally scheduled to be played in July but has been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic. England and Australia are due to play three ODIs and as many T20Is during the series.
And while there were apprehensions over the series not very long ago, the chances of the same are looking brighter now. According to a report in The Telegraph, Australia’s limited-overs tour to England is set to go ahead in September, with the touring party likely to fly to the UK on a private charter plane.
Matches will now be played from September 4-15. The report stated that the three T20Is played on September 4, 6 and 8, before the ODIs take place on September 10, 12 and 15. Like the rest of England’s summer schedule, all matches are set to be played at the Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford, the only two international grounds that have hotels on site with sufficient capacity to host both teams, the match officials and broadcasters.
Australian players, however, will not have to quarantine for two weeks before the series as the UK government does not impose such a restriction on Australians. West Indies and Pakistan players had to undergo long quarantine after landing in England. Australia have already named an extended 26-man preliminary squad for the England series.
International cricket finally resumed this month with the ongoing Test series between England and West Indies. West Indies beat the hosts in the first Test in Southampton to take the lead in the three-match series. Both the teams are currently playing the second Test at Old Trafford.
After the West Indies series, England will lock horns against Pakistan. Both the teams will play three Tests and as many T20Is. Pakistan are already in England.