Qantas Tour of England - T20
Australia and England set fresh date to renew rivalry
It's been an epic winter in the UK already for the Australian men's team but they'll be back in England again next year
21 August 2019, 07:56 PM AEST
We may be in the midst of an Ashes series but Australia and England have already set a date for their next showdown, with the teams to face off on British soil again in 2020.
Australia will return to England next July for a whirlwind trip that will take in three Twenty20 matches and three one-day internationals against the current World Champions.
It will mark the fourth successive winter that Australia's men's team have played cricket in England following the 2017 Champions Trophy tournament, a limited overs tour of five ODIs and a single T20 in 2018, and this year's blockbuster World Cup and Ashes season.
It will also give Aaron Finch's one-day side the opportunity to avenge their semi-final defeat to England at this year's World Cup, with the teams to meet back at the Lord's venue in the first of the 50-over games.
England today announced their full international schedule for their men's team, with matches against the West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland as well as the return of the Aussies.
The tour for Australia will see six matches played in just 13 days, with the three T20 matches in the north of the England at Durham, Manchester and Leeds – the venue for this week's third Ashes Test.
The three-match ODI series will be played in the southern half of the country with one trip to the iconic Lord's venue before matches in Southampton and ending in the west country at Bristol.
The ICC's Men's Future Tour Programme lists Australia to host Zimbabwe for three ODI matches next winter ahead of the England tour, but those matches have not been confirmed by Cricket Australia.
The extra limited overs matches will be welcomed as Australia gears up to host the men's T20 World Cup on home soil in October and November 2020. That tournament remains the only major global prize Australia has yet to win.
England will start their home summer with three World Test Championship matches against the Windies, the third of which is scheduled to finish just four days before Australia's first T20 match.
After Australia leave England switch back to Test mode with three WTC matches against Pakistan before they play the same opposition in three more T20s.
England's international season concludes with three ODIs against Ireland.
2020 Qantas Tour of the UK
First T20: July 3, Chester-Le-Street, Durham, 6.30pm local
Second T20: July 5, Old Trafford, Manchester, 5pm local
Third T20: July 7, Headingley, Leeds, 6.30pm local
First ODI: July 11, Lord's, London, 1pm local (D/N)
Second ODI: July 14, Rose Bowl, Southampton, 1pm local (D/N)
Third ODI: July 16, County Ground, Bristol 1pm local (D/N)