3 Jun 2012

Black Caps to play England at Lord's in 2013

5:56 am on 3 June 2012

The England and Wales cricket board has announced next summer's home international schedule which will include a tour by New Zealand.

The Black Caps will play England in two Test matches starting at Lord's from May the 16th to the 20th, before three One Day Internationals, followed by two Twenty20s at The Oval on June the 25th and the 27th.

England will attempt to defend the Ashes on home soil - the first of five tests against Australia will begin at Trent Bridge in July.

The ICC Champions Trophy where the world's top eight One Day International teams compete will be staged in England for the first time since 2004.