As the whole world is steadily returning to its daily life, sporting events that were postponed or left in the lurch are being brought back again. This year’s major sports events like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for next year, and the ICC T20 World Cup, which was to be held in October-November, has been postponed for a later date.
Many fans were disappointed because of the lack of sporting events during the lockdown. But now, we can finally share some great news that few of the cricket series and matches are being played on schedule and today we are going to share with you the list of the upcoming cricket matches in 2020.
1. August – September 2020 – Pakistan’s tour of England
Starting 5th August, we will see Pakistan tour England for a three-match Test and T20 series. The series will be played in strict conditions ensuring the safety and well-being of the players, umpires, support staff and the ground staff. The whole will unfold in two venues pornskill.com, namely the Rose Bowl in Southampton and the Old Trafford in Manchester. Here is the match schedule in detail.
Pakistan’s Tour of England – Test Matches
|1st Test||5th to 9th August||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|2nd Test||13th to 17th August||Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|3rd Test||21st to 25th August||Rose Bowl, Southampton|
Pakistan’s Tour of England – T20 International Matches
|1st T20I||28th August||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|2nd T20I||30th August||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|3rd T20I||1st September||Old Trafford, Manchester|
2. September 2020 – Australia’s Tour of England
The bilateral series between Australia and England was supposed to be held in the month of September 2020. Although there has been no final word whether the series is one or not, fans and players alike are hopeful that a resolution will be found to keep the series alive.
3. September 2020 – Indian Premier League
The swashbuckling T20 cricket tournament will be held in the United Arab Emirates for its 13th edition in 2020. Earlier the tournament was supposed to be held in the months of March, but due to the pandemic, it was shifted to a later date. With the postponement of the World T20 Cup, the IPL was allotted the new dates of 19th September to 10th November 2020.
The matches will be played according to Indian Standard Time, and the final will be held on 10th November. A detailed set of rules and regulations is expected to be followed for the tournament in order to keep the players and staff healthy and safe.
4. November 2020 – Afghanistan’s tour of Australia
In the month of November, Afghanistan will tour Australia to play a one-off Test match. It will be held in the month of November. The venue for the test match will be played at Perth. Here are all the details of the Test Match series.
|1st Test||21st to 25th November||Perth Stadium, Perth|
5. December 2020 – India’s tour of Australia
Later this year, the Indian team will be travelling down under for a long bilateral series involving four test matches and three One Day International matches. The series is expected to begin in December 2020 and go on till January 2021. It was earlier to be played in October but got delayed as the IPL was shifted to that month.
The series will be played all over Australia in venues Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne. It is one of the most awaited cricket series as the competition between these two teams is always an exhilarating encounter. Here is the match schedule in detail
India’s tour of Australia – Test Matches
|1st Test||3rd to 7th December 2020||The Gabba, Brisbane|
|2nd Test||11th to 15th December 2020||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|3rd Test||26th to 30th December 2020||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|4th Test||3rd to 7th January 2021||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
India’s tour of Australia – ODI Matches
|1st ODI||12th January 2021||Perth Stadium, Perth|
|2nd ODI||15th January 2021||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
|3rd ODI||17th January 2021||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
6. January 2021 – New Zealand’s tour of Australia
Next up in 2021, we have archrivals New Zealand and Australia face-off in a crucial bilateral series. The Black Caps will be travelling to Australia to face off each other in a three ODI and one-off T20 series. The matches between these two teams are always fascinating, and this series will be no different.
The series will be played in different venues like Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Sydney. Here are the complete details of the tournament.
New Zealand’s tour of Australia – ODI Matches
|1st ODI||26th January 2021||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide|
|2nd ODI||29th January 2021||Manuka Oval, Canberra|
|3rd ODI||31st January 2021||Bellerive Oval, Hobart|
New Zealand’s tour of Australia – One Off T20
|One Off T20||2nd February 2021||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney|
So these were some of the most anticipated cricket matches that are coming up very soon in the months to come. You can definitely watch them live on different sports channels. But the best thing is that after months of lockdown, we can finally get to watch some exciting cricketing action, from the safety of our homes.