June is a busy one for the SSE Swalec Stadium this year. With the ICC Champions Trophy being played all over England and Wales, Glamorgan’s ground will host an array of international fixtures over the course of a month. For those of you who don’t know the format will be 50 overs- that’s a whole day’s worth of cricket. Weather permitting, it’s going to be good fun.
First up, England will take on New Zealand on Tue 6 June. Both are building reputations for being two of the most exciting sides in the one day format, with the visitors boasting one of the best batsmen in the world: Kane Williamson. Watch out for him.
On Fri 9 June, the Kiwis take on Bangladesh before Pakistan vs Sri Lanka on Mon 12 June, a match up that’s sure to bring in heaps of passionate cricket fans. That one is a mouth-watering tie.
Then, on Wed 14 June, the Swalec is scheduled to host the first semi-final draw. That fixture is yet to be decided, but will probably be the highest profile of the ties over the month. That could be England vs India or Australia vs South Africa… there are a few permutations for that one. One thing is guaranteed and that is high quality cricket.
If by then you’ve got a taste for the Champions Trophy, then why not consider South Africa rounding off their one-day tour of England and Wales and the two play each other in an International Twenty20 on Sun 25 June. There’s a lot of history and want for a vengeance there.
The visitors will bring the likes of Quinton de Kock and AB De Villiers; two of the most technical batsmen in modern day international cricket.
Tue 6 June, 10:30am: England vs New Zealand (ICC Champions Trophy)
Fri 9 June, 10:30am: New Zealand vs Bangladesh (ICC Champions Trophy)
Mon 12 June, 10:30am: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (ICC Champions Trophy)
Wed 14 June, 10:30am: TBC (ICC Champions Trophy, 1st Semi Final)
Sun 25 June, 14:30pm: England vs South Africa (3rd Natwest T20 International)