England are to play the Test series against South Africa and West Indies this summer under new Captain Joe Root. England will play three warm-up games in Australia before this year’s Ashes series gets underway in November.

The tourists play a Western Australia XI in a two-day match in Perth from 4 November, followed by a day-night match of four days against a Cricket Australia (CA) XI, from 8 November.

They take on another CA XI over four days in Townsville from 15 November.
The Ashes series starts in Brisbane on 23 November at 00:00 BST, with the second Test to be a day-night game.

That takes place in Adelaide from 2 December.
England will also play a CA XI in a two-day game in Perth between the second and third Tests of their five-match series with Australia – that match will start on 9 December.
And before England and Australia begin their five-match one-day series after the Ashes – the first is scheduled for 14 January – England will play a one-day match against a CA XI on 11 January in Sydney.