England’s longest cricket summer


ENGLAND’S 2017 summer cricket season covered 147 days and 24 matches.

It started in early May with a One Day International win in Ireland and ended in late September with another ODI victory, this time over the West Indies at Southampton.

During that time seven Test matches were played, resulting in five wins and two draws. Of the 14 ODIs contested, England won 11 and drew 2 while the other was abandoned through rain with less than three overs being bowled. And they also won two and lost two of four T20 fixtures.

Joe Root played in 22 of the 25 matches; Jonny Bairstow appeared in 19 and all-rounder Moheen Ali in 18.

Root also scored the most runs – 1,402 – while Jimmy Anderson, who else, took most wickets, 39.

Next up, is the Ashes series down under, with the first Test against the Aussies starting on 23 November in Brisbane.

Leading up to that, England will play three warm-up games against selected Australian XIs in Perth (4-5 November), in Adelaide (8-11 November) and in Townsville (15-18 November).