The 2018 Summer is going to be a hasty one for the English cricket team as well as England Cricket Board (ECB) as they are going to host Pakistan, Australia and India in a row.
Four months after the two nations met at the Ashes in Australia, Australian cricket team is all set to visit England in June 2018. They will play five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and a Twenty20 International (T20Is). Australia will try to overcome the disparaging controversy over ball-tampering which led their captain and vice-captain to a one-year ban.
Before the ODIs, Australia will play two List A matches against County Clubs Sussex and Middlesex. On 1 June 2018, Australia will face Sussex in the very first game of the tour at County Cricket Ground, Hove. The second warm-up game against Middlesex is scheduled to held on 7 June at Lord's, London.
The ODI series will kick start on 13 June 2018 when England will host the visitors at The Oval, London. The second ODI will take place on 16 June at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. Similarly, the third one on 19 June at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, followed by the fourth one on 21 June at Riverside ground, Chester-le-Street and the last one on 24 June at Old Trafford, Manchester. Besides the second and the fifth ODI, all the other three are going to be day-night fixtures.
The sole T20I will be held on 27 June 2018. This day-night tie will take place at Edgbaston, Birmingham.