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Australia set to play three T20Is, ODIs each in England in September

The tour of Australia will start with the T20I series which will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, while the ODIs will be played in Manchester.

SNS | New Delhi |

Australia are all set to travel to England for a limited-overs tour which will have three Twenty-20 Internationals (T20I) and One Day Internationals (ODI), confirmed the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA)on Friday.

The tour will start with the T20I series which will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on September 4, 6 and 8, while the ODIs will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester on September 11, 13 and 16. The matches will be played behind closed doors.

The ODI series will also be a part of the newly-launched ICC Men’s World Cup Super League – a qualification system to determine the participating teams for the 2023 World Cup in India.

The Australian squad will arrive into the UK on August 24, travelling to Derbyshire’s The Incora County Ground before transferring to The Ageas Bowl after England’s third Test match against Pakistan on August 27, said the ECB.

Australia will then play a 50-over intra-squad practice game and three T20 practice matches before the start of the T20I series.

ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said: “We owe a significant debt of gratitude to the players, staff and administrators of Cricket Australia for their efforts in getting this tour underway.”

“Their co-operation to ensure these matches are staged is crucial to cricket in this country. It will also provide much-needed financial aid at all levels of cricket in England and Wales as we work through the challenges in front of us.

“The rivalry between England and Australia is the pinnacle of sporting competition. The T20I series and ODI Series will be thrilling contests and a perfect way to culminate the men’s international season in this extraordinary summer.

Australia head coach Justin Langer said: “It’s vital for cricket that we do everything we can to keep the game going in these tough times.

“I am delighted with how the players have returned to their states from the break back in March. The whole squad has come back fitter and stronger, which is great testament to each of them.

“We have a massive assignment ahead with World Cups, Test series against India and South Africa and the Ashes next year. We can’t wait to get back into it again,” he added.