England Women to take on India in T20 international at the County Ground

International cricket will return to the County Ground this summer when England Women take on India in a T20 clash in July.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 9:10 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 2:35 pm
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The England & Wales Cricket Board announced the summer schedule for Heather Knight's team on Tuesday, and the itinerary includes a white ball showdown at Wantage Road.

The match is the first of three T20 internationals between the between the teams, and will be played on Friday, July 9.

The County Ground has regularly staged women's international cricket in the past, and also staged two men's group matches in the 1999 World Cup.

England skipper Heather Knight

Covid-19 regulations permitting, supporters are scheduled to be allowed in for the fixture, and tickets will be made available soon.

England are due to play India in a multi-format series across June and July – with an LV= Insurance Test match at Bristol kicking off the summer.

They then play a three-match one day series before the three-game T20i series starts at Northampton.

Once the India series is over, England will then host New Zealand in a T20i and ODI series.

Other venues that will be used include Taunton, New Road in Worcester, Grace Road in Leicester, Hove, Chelmsford and Canterbury.

ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said: "We're really looking forward to a busy summer in what is a huge year for our England Women's team, and we're very excited about hosting India and New Zealand.

"The two international series will sit either side of The Hundred, and with the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and the new Regional T20 competition running throughout the summer, it's a fixture list that offers a lot for both our players and our fans.

"With the 2022 ICC Women's World Cup around the corner it is of paramount importance that our England team is able to prepare accordingly, and with the team also due to travel to Pakistan in October we can look forward to an exciting 12 months of international women's cricket."

Those interested in registering their interest for tickets to see England take on India can do so here https://nccc.co.uk/news/the-county-ground-to-host-england-women/