With the Women’s Ashes building towards an exciting finish, England fans will have even more to look forward to after the ECB confirmed the summer 2018 international fixtures for the World Cup-winning team.
One year on from lifting the trophy on an historic day in front of a packed house at Lord’s, England will face World Cup semi-finalists South Africa before taking on long-time rivals New Zealand.
England's 2018 summer kicks off with a June Royal London ODI series against South Africa.
The teams will face off at New Road, Worcester before day-night games at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove and Canterbury.
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton and The Brightside Ground, Bristol will host double-header match-days with South Africa facing New Zealand then England on 20 June, England against South Africa and New Zealand on 23 June, and New Zealand against South Africa and England on 28 June.
Chelmsford will host the final between the two top-performing sides on 1 July.
Heather Knight’s side conclude the summer with a Royal London ODI series against New Zealand, who currently sit one place below England in the ICC World Rankings.
Emerald Headingley, The 3aaa County Ground, Derby and The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road will be the hosts, with the final two games taking place under lights.
Both ODI series will see crucial ICC Women’s Championship points up for grabs while the IT20 Tri-Series takes on extra importance ahead of the ICC Women's World Twenty20, to be played in the West Indies in November 2018.
Those not at the games will still be able to follow the team over the summer with every ball of every game broadcast live on Sky Sports and via BBC Radio as well as extensive coverage across England Cricket channels and ecb.co.uk.
Expanded Kia Super League
Players from all three sides will then turn their attentions to the expanded Kia Super League, which will wrap up the summer in August. The tournament is doubling in length after the success of the first two years.
The 1st Central County Ground, Hove will host Finals Day for the second year in succession on the bank holiday Monday, 27 August, live on Sky Sports and BBC Radio.
Looking ahead to the summer Clare Connor, ECB Director of Women’s Cricket said: “We are very excited to be staging two different series against high class opposition next summer with an expanded fixture list reflecting increased spectator interest in watching the England Women’s team in action.
“Last summer’s World Cup success must be the watershed moment for our game that everyone is saying it could be.
“Last summer’s World Cup success must be the watershed moment for our game that everyone is saying it could be.”
“We will measure that through on-pitch performances, ticket sales, numbers of viewers and listeners and our ability to attract new fans and participants.
“The 2018 schedule is an exciting one across both white ball formats and will ensure that more people around the country have the chance to watch the team.
“Both South Africa and New Zealand will be tough tests for England and we can expect a competitive and exciting summer of cricket ahead in both formats.”
Tickets for international games will be on general sale from Tuesday 12 December.
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England's 2018 schedule
Royal London ODIs v South Africa
9 June: First ODI, New Road, Worcester (11am)
12 June: Second ODI, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove (D/N) (1pm)
15 June: Third ODI, Canterbury (D/N) (2pm)
IT20 Tri-Series – England, South Africa and New Zealand
20 June: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, South Africa v New Zealand, 1pm; England v South Africa, 5:40pm
23 June: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton, England v South Africa, 1pm; England v New Zealand, 5:40pm
28 June: The Brightside Ground, Bristol, South Africa v New Zealand, 1pm; England v New Zealand, 5:40pm
1 July: Final, The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford (3pm)
Royal London ODIs v New Zealand
7 July: First ODI, Emerald Headingley (11am)
10 July: Second ODI, The 3aaa County Ground, Derby (D/N) (1pm)
13 July: Third ODI, The Fischer County Ground, Grace Road (D/N) (2pm)
Kia Super League Finals Day
27 August: The 1st Central County Ground, Hove