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International dates announced for 2015

England bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson
England bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson

Dates for England's two Test matches and one ODI at Lord's in 2015 - including the Investec Ashes Series clash against Australia - have been announced.

Lord's will host the second Test of the Ashes Series, starting on Thursday 16 July, as England attempt to regain the Urn they surrendered last winter.

The Home of Cricket also hosts the first Test of the summer, when New Zealand visit Lord's to kick-off their two-match series on Thursday 21 May.

In a return to the pattern of recent years, the first Test takes place in May, prior to the one-day clashes between the two teams.

The international summer is then rounded off in September, with the second ODI between England and Australia on Saturday 5 September.


Tickets for all three matches will be allocated through the Lord's Ticket Ballot.

Applications will open later in 2014. Any unallocated tickets will then go on general sale in early 2015.

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England v New Zealand - 1st Investec Test Match Thu 21 May - Mon 25 May
England v Australia - 2nd Investec Test Match Thu 16 July - Mon 20 July
England v Australia - 2nd Royal London ODI Sat 5 September

MCC Cricket Annual - Major Matches in 2013

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