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Dates announced for 2014 Tests and ODI Published: 02 September 2013

Dates announced for 2014 Tests and ODI

Lord's will host the second Test of the England v India Investec Test series in 2014, with the match starting on Thursday 17 July.

The Home of Cricket will also host two matches between England and Sri Lanka, with England taking on the tourists in the first of a two-match Investec Test series, starting on Thursday 12 June. The two sides will also play an ODI at Lord's on Saturday 31 May.

In addition to the three international fixtures is Middlesex's 50-over match against India on Friday 22 August which will act as a warm-up for the ODI series.

England and India are playing a five-Test series in 2014, which starts at Trent Bridge on Wednesday 9 July and finishes at The Kia Oval, with the final match beginning on Friday 15 August. The Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford host the third and fourth Tests respectively.

The series is the first time England and India have played a five-Test series in the UK in more than 50 years and is the first non-Ashes Test series of longer than four matches since 2003.

India's last tour to England resulted in record ticket sales - more than 850,000 - throughout the summer.

Lord's hosted a Test match which sold out on all five days, with all final day tickets sold on the gate as England completed a fine victory in the 2,000th Test.

Sri Lanka have a decent record in recent Tests at Lord's, recording draws in all three of their last Tests. Tillakaratne Dilshan made a magnifcent 193 in the last encounter in 2011.

Tickets for England's international matches at Lord's next summer will be allocated via the Lord's ballot. To receive ticket alerts and updates from Lord's, please register here.


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