London: The England men’s team will begin their 2022 home summer with a three-match LV= Insurance Test series against world champions New Zealand, said the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) while announcing the international schedule, which also includes home series against India and South Africa.
Joe Root’s Test team will begin their series against New Zealand at Lord’s on June 2 before the series heads to Trent Bridge (June 10-14) and Emerald Headingley (June 23-27).
New Zealand won the first-ever World Test Championship final at the Ageas Bowl in June when they defeated India. England men then will play all of their home white-ball matches in July.
“A three-match Vitality IT20 Series against India will begin at Emirates Old Trafford on July 1 before matches at Trent Bridge (July 3) and the Ageas Bowl (July 6). A three-match Royal London Series follows with matches at Edgbaston (July 9), the Kia Oval (July 12) and Lord’s (July 14),” ECB said.
South Africa’s tour will begin with a three-match Royal London Series in the north of England. The series will be staged at Emirates Riverside (July 19), Emirates Old Trafford (July 22) and Emerald Headingley (July 24).