Taunton will host an England men’s international for the first time since the 1983 World Cup next summer after the ECB announced England’s schedule for 2017.
South Africa and West Indies will both tour the country, playing all three formats of the game against the Three Lions.
England begin their summer with two ODIs against Ireland before playing three matches against South Africa. Then it’s the Champions Trophy which is being held in this country.
The domestic One-Day Cup has been brought forward from its traditional mid-September date to a new mid-summer slot in early July while T20 Blast final’s day will be held in early September.
ECB Chief Executive Officer Tom Harrison said: “With three different international teams coming here next summer and this country playing host to two major ICC global events – the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC Women’s World Cup – there will be a feast of international cricket to excite us in England and Wales.
“Both the international and the domestic schedule will have a different shape to previous years. And the early season block for the Royal London One-Day Cup – with a new mid-season date for its Lord’s final – will support both England’s ICC Champions Trophy preparations and our longer term planning for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019. It will also allow players to focus skills on the white ball game and help more people to understand the structure of the season.
“It promises to be a memorable summer of cricket for all our international grounds and a particularly special one for Somerset CCC which will host its first England men’s fixture for more than thirty years; a great opportunity for the county to further capitalise on its strong support for England women’s cricket in recent years.”
2017 Major Match Schedule in full:
England v Ireland Royal London ODIs
Fri 5 May 1st Royal London ODI Bristol
Sun 7 May 2nd Royal London ODI Lord’s
England v South Africa
Wed 24 May 1st Royal London ODI (D/N) Headingley
Sat 27 May 2nd Royal London ODI Ageas Bowl
Mon 29 May 3rd Royal London ODI Lord’s
Wed 21 June 1st NatWest IT20 (f) Ageas Bowl
Fri 23 June 2nd NatWest IT20 The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
Sun 25 June 3rd NatWest IT20 SSE SWALEC, Cardiff
Thu 6-Mon 10 July 1st Investec Test Lord’s
Fri 14-Tue 18 July 2nd Investec Test Trent Bridge
Thu 27-Mon 31 July 3rd Investec Test Kia Oval
Fri 4-Tue 8 Aug 4th Investec Test Emirates Old Trafford
England v West Indies
Thu 17-Mon 21 Aug 1st Investec Test Edgbaston
Fri 25-Tue 29 Aug 2nd Investec Test Headingley
Thu 7-Mon 11 Sept 3rd Investec Test Lord’s
Sat 16 Sept NatWest IT20 (f) Emirates Riverside
Tue 19 Sept 1st Royal London ODI (D/N) Emirates Old Trafford
Thu 21 Sept 2nd Royal London ODI (D/N) Trent Bridge
Sun 24 Sept 3rd Royal London ODI Bristol
Wed 27 Sept 4th Royal London ODI (D/N) Kia Oval
Fri 29 Sept 5th Royal London ODI (D/N) Ageas Bowl
Sat 1 July Royal London One-Day Cup Final Lord’s
Sat 2 Sept NatWest T20 Blast Finals’ Day Edgbaston
ICC Champions Trophy: (1 June – 18 June)