2010 major match dates confirmed

The 2010 international season will commence on May 27 with the first npower Test v Bangladesh at Lord’s. Following the second npower Test at Old Trafford, the Bangladesh team will head off to participate in the Asia Cup.

The England team will then play an ODI in Scotland on June 19 in the lead-in to the five-match NatWest Series v Australia. The three-match NatWest Series v Bangladesh then follows.

As previously announced, ECB has agreed with PCB and CA to host a programme of cricket between Pakistan and Australia which had been due to be held in Pakistan – two Twenty20 internationals will be played at Edgbaston on July 5 and 6, followed by Tests at Lord’s and Headingley Carnegie starting on July 13 and 21 respectively.

England then play Pakistan in a four-match npower Test series with matches staged at Trent Bridge, Edgbaston, the Brit Oval and Lord’s.

The teams then play two NatWest Twenty20 internationals at the SWALEC Stadium followed by five one-day internationals in the NatWest Series.

The Rose Bowl will be the venue for the ever-popular t20 finals day on Saturday 14 August while the final round of LV= County Championship matches, to be played from September 13-16, and the new ECB 40-over final at Lord’s on Saturday 18 September will provide an exciting climax to the domestic season.

Ticket information and sales details for all international matches in 2010 can be found in our Tickets section

Major match dates 2010

May 27-31: 1st npower Test v Bangladesh, Lord's
June 4-8: 2nd npower Test v Bangladesh, Old Trafford

June 19: Scotland v England ODI, Edinburgh

June 22: 1st NatWest Series ODI v Australia, Rose Bowl (floodlit)
June 24: 2nd NatWest Series ODI v Australia, SWALEC Stadium (f)
June 27: 3rd NatWest Series ODI v Australia, Old Trafford
June 30: 4th NatWest Series ODI v Australia, Brit Oval (f)
July 3: 5th NatWest Series ODI v Australia, Lord’s

July 5: 1st MCC Spirit of Cricket T20 international, Pakistan v Australia, Edgbaston
July 6: 2nd MCC Spirit of Cricket T20 international, Pakistan v Australia, Edgbaston

July 8: 1st NatWest Series ODI v Bangladesh, Trent Bridge (f)
July 10: 2nd NatWest Series ODI v Bangladesh, Bristol
July 12: 3rd NatWest Series ODI v Bangladesh, Edgbaston

July 13-17: 1st MCC Spirit of Cricket Test, Pakistan v Australia, Lord’s
July 21-25: 2nd MCC Spirit of Cricket Test, Pakistan v Australia - Headingley Carnegie

July 29-Aug 2: 1st npower Test v Pakistan, Trent Bridge
Aug 6-10: 2nd npower Test v Pakistan, Edgbaston

Aug 14: Friends Provident t20 finals day, Rose Bowl

Aug 18-22: 3rd npower Test v Pakistan, Brit Oval
Aug 26-30: 4th npower Test v Pakistan, Lord’s

Sept 5: 1st NatWest T20 international v Pakistan, SWALEC Stadium
Sept 7: 2nd NatWest T20 international v Pakistan, SWALEC Stadium (f)

Sept 10: 1st NatWest Series ODI v Pakistan, Riverside
Sept 12: 2nd NatWest Series ODI v Pakistan, Headingley Carnegie
Sept 17: 3rd NatWest Series ODI v Pakistan, Brit Oval (f)

Sept 18: ECB 40-over final, Lord’s

Sept 20: 4th NatWest Series ODI v Pakistan, Lord’s (f)
Sept 22: 5th NatWest Series ODI v Pakistan, Rose Bowl (f)

Bangladesh tour to UK 2010

May 6: Bangladesh Test squad arrive
May 9-11: Tour match* v Surrey, Brit Oval
May 14-16: Tour match** v Essex, Chelmsford
May 19-22: v England Lions, Derby

May 27-31: 1st npower Test, Lord's
June 4-8: 2nd npower Test, Old Trafford

June 30: Bangladesh ODI squad arrive

July 3: Tour match v Sussex, Hove
July 5: Tour match v Middlesex, venue tbc
July 8: 1st NatWest Series ODI, Trent Bridge (f)
July 10: 2nd NatWest Series ODI, Bristol
July 12: 3rd NatWest Series ODI, Edgbaston

* cancelled if Bangladesh reach Super 8 stage of World T20
** reduced to two-day on May 15-16 if Bangladesh reach Super 8 stage of World T20

Pakistan tour to UK 2010

June 25: Pakistan team arrive
June 28-30: Tour match v Kent, Canterbury
July 2: T20 tour match v Essex, Chelmsford
July 3: T20 tour match v Northants, Northampton

July 5: 1st MCC Spirit of Cricket T20 internationalv Australia, Edgbaston
July 6: 2nd MCC Spirit of Cricket T20 international v Australia, Edgbaston

July 8-9: Tour match v Leicestershire, Grace Road
July 13-17: 1st MCC Spirit of Cricket Test v Australia, Lord’s
July 21-25: 2nd MCC Spirit of Cricket Test v Australia, Headingley Carnegie

July 29-Aug 2: 1st npower Test, Trent Bridge
Aug 6-10: 2nd npower Test, Edgbaston
Aug 13-14 Tour match v Worcestershire, New Road++
Aug 18-22: 3rd npower Test, Brit Oval
Aug 26-30: 4th npower Test, Lord’s

Sept 2: Tour match v Somerset, Taunton
Sept 5: 1st NatWest T20 international, SWALEC Stadium
Sept 7: 2nd NatWest T20 international, SWALEC Stadium (f)

Sept 10: 1st NatWest Series ODI, Durham
Sept 12: 2nd NatWest Series ODI, Headingley Carnegie
Sept 17: 3rd NatWest Series ODI, Brit Oval (f)
Sept 20: 4th NatWest Series ODI, Lord’s (f)
Sept 22: 5th NatWest Series ODI, Rose Bowl (f)

++ note: two-day tour match at New Road on 13-14 August played against ECB XI if Worcestershire involved in Twenty20 finals day

Australia tour to UK 2010

June 13: Australia team arrive and transfer to Ireland
June 17: ODI v Ireland, Clontarf, Dublin
June 19: Tour match v Middlesex, venue tbc

June 22: 1st NatWest Series ODI, Rose Bowl (f)
June 24: 2nd NatWest Series ODI, SWALEC Stadium (f)
June 27: 3rd NatWest Series ODI, Old Trafford
June 30: 4th NatWest Series ODI, Brit Oval (f)
July 3: 5th NatWest Series ODI, Lord’s

July 5: 1st T20 international v Pakistan, Edgbaston
July 6: 2nd T20 international v Pakistan, Edgbaston

July 8-9: Tour match v Derbyshire, Derby
July 13-17: 1st Test v Pakistan, Lord’s
July 21-25: 2nd Test v Pakistan, Headingley Carnegie
July 26: Australia team depart

England’s tour schedule to Bangladesh 2010

England will play three ODIs followed by two Tests in Bangladesh, with all matches played in Dhaka and Chittagong:

The warm-up schedule is still to be confirmed.

Feb 28: 1st ODI, SBNCS Dhaka
March 2: 2nd ODI, SBNCS Dhaka
March 5: 3rd ODI, JACSC Chittagong

March 7-9: Tour match, JACSC Chittagong

Match 12-16: 1st Test, JACSC Chittagong
March 20-24: 2nd Test, SBNCS Dhaka

March 25: Team depart