England to play 13 ODIs ahead of World Cup title defense in October and November

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England’s preparation for their 50th anniversary World Cup title defense in India in October and November will intensify in South Africa over the next week.

Jos Buttler’s team will take on Proteas in Bloemfontein on January 27 and 29 and then on February 1 in Kimberley, with every match being broadcast live. aerial sports.

England have just 13 one-day internationals for the World Cup, with the South African series followed by three matches in Bangladesh in March.

Fit-again Jofra Archer in England squad for three-match ODI series in South Africa

Buttler’s men will then play four ODIs against New Zealand – the side they beat in the border count to win the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s – and three against Ireland in September.

Then it’s time for the World Cup, live on air sports in the fall.

Friday, January 27, 10:30 a.m

England ODI ahead of 2023 World Cup (all times GMT)

ODI Series v South Africa – live on Sky Sports

Friday January 27 First ODI, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein (11am) – live on Sky Sports from 10.30am

Sunday January 29 – Second ODI, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein (8 hours) – live on Sky Sports from 7.30am

Wednesday February 1 – Third ODI, The Oval, Kimberley, (11am) – live on Sky Sports from 10.30am

Temba Bavuma (Associate Press)
Temba Bavuma is South Africa’s captain against England

England ODI team in South Africa

Jos Buttler (captain and wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Dawid Malan. Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes

South Africa ODI squad for the England series

Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen

ODI series against Bangladesh

Wednesday March 1 – Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur (06:00 AM)

Friday March 3 – Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur (06:00 AM)

Monday March 6 – Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (6 hours)

Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh, ODI cricket (Associated Press)
England will play three ODIs in Bangladesh in March

ODI Series vs New Zealand – live on Sky Sports

Friday Sept 8 – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (12.30pm)

Sunday Sept 10 – The Ageas Bowl, Southampton (11am)

Wednesday Sept 13 – The Kia Oval, London (12:30pm)

Friday Sept 15 –Lord’s, London (12:30pm)

ODI Series vs Ireland – live on Sky Sports

Wednesday Sept 20 – Headingley, Leeds (12.30pm)

Saturday Sept 23 – Trent Bridge, Nottingham (11am)

Tuesday Sept 26 -Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol (12.30pm)

Ireland will be England’s last ODI opponent ahead of the Over 50 World Cup in India

Buttler: Bangladesh series will be vital in the run up to the World Cup

Prior to the South African series, Buttler said aerial sports“We don’t have many games before the World Cup so those are all crucial to try and define certain positions and give people some confidence in role clarity.

“We have a good idea of ​​the team we want to go to the World Cup with, but there is competition for places and people pushing and that motivates people and standards. We have a lot of options and in the next six months it’s up to us to describe what that looks like.

Joe Butler
Jos Buttler says England have ‘a good idea’ of the squad they want to take to the 50th World Cup in India this autumn

“There are scheduling and player availability challenges where you can’t develop like you did four years ago. I think before the last World Cup we played 70 ODIs or something, but now there have been fewer games and less time together.

“That’s right, there’s no reason to affect our performance. The series in Bangladesh will be vital, probably the only real chance we will have to experience the conditions that we may face in the World Cup in India.”

Watch England’s three-game ODI series in South Africa live on Sky Sports Cricket. Coverage of the first game, at Bloemfontein, will begin at 10:30am on Friday for the first ball at 11:00am

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