Twenty20 – Matches and Tickets

Dominic 23/03/2013 no comments »
Twenty20 – Matches and Tickets

England will meet New Zealand and Australia in two highly anticipated Natwest T20 matches. England will face New Zealand on June 25th and June 27th 2013 at the the Kia Oval as appetizer for the Investec Ashes Series. Later this year, England will also face Australia on August 29th at the Rose Bowl and on August 31st at the Riverside Ground.


New Zealand

The Black Caps, currently 8th in the ICC rankings, are touring the UK between May and June 2013 and will play 2 tests, 3 ODI’s and 2 T20 matches against England. New Zealand will field big hitters such as Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor. Manager Mike Hesson was under pressure following the South Africa tour at the beginning of the year when New Zealand was defeated for just 45 runs in the first test. It was New Zealands lowest total in Test cricket in 39 years. Ex-captain Ross Taylor missed the tour due to a fall out with manager Mike Hesson. Jesse Ryder also missed the tour. New Zealand will be motivated to prove that they can compete on the international stage.


Australia is on a mission to regain the top spot of the ICC rankings. Australia is currently third just behind South Africa and England. The team of manager Mickey Arthur faced huge controversy in March 2013 when they suffered back to back defeats against India. Following the second test, Mickey Arthur suspended captain Shane Watson and fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson, Usman Kawaja and James Pattinson after they failed to follow his instructions and after many instances of poor discipline within the squad. The suspension divided the Australian public and Australia is since on mission to regain the top of international cricket.

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The Kia Oval

The Kia Oval is the home ground of the Surrey County Cricket Club and traditionally hosts international cricket matches. The Oval is based in Kensington, London and has a capacity of 23,500. The Kia Oval will also host the ICC Champions Trohpy and the Ashes Test matches in 2013.

Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl is also known as the Ageas Bowl and is home of the of Hampshire County Cricket Club since 2001. The ground has a capacity of 15,000 which can be extended to 25,000 with temporary seating. The Rose Bowl will also host the ODI against New Zealand and Australia.

Riverside Ground

The Riverside Ground is also known as  the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground and is home of the  Durham County Cricket Club. The ground has a capacity of 19,000 for international cricket matches and will also host the Ashes Test matches in 2013.

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