The Ageas Bowl is an ECB-accredited Test match ground qualified to host matches of the highest level up to, and including, key England Series’ such as The Ashes.
Since the ground was finished in 2001 it has provided the backdrop to some of the most dramatic scenes of the British summer as the venue for multiple Twenty20 Finals Days, International T20 fixtures, One-Day Internationals and, for the first time in its history, an England Test match in 2011.
With a maximum capacity of 25,000 for major matches, The Ageas Bowl, while it cannot compete with the history and tradition of a ground like Lord’s, certainly represents the future of international cricket in the UK.
On Sunday 14th June, the Ageas Bowl’s 2015 International calendar kicks off with an exciting ODI in prospect between England and New Zealand. Explosive batsmen Brendan McCullum and Martin Guptill are likely to be on show for the visitors for the match which has a lot to live up to! The last time two these two sides met at the Ageas Bowl in 2013, a number of international cricketing records were broken during an enthralling contest, which saw the tourists come out on top.
What better way to end the 2015 International calendar at the Ageas Bowl than with an ODI between two of the fiercest rivals in world cricket. England welcome Australia to the home of Hampshire Cricket on Thursday 3rd September for the opening match of the ODI series between the two sides. A Shane Watson-inspired Australia outclassed the hosts the last time these two teams met at the Ageas Bowl so Alastair Cook’s side will be looking for revenge!
ODI: England vs New Zealand
Sunday 14th June
ODI: England vs Australia (D-N)
Thursday 3rd September
Tickets for these mouth-watering fixtures go on sale on Monday 3rd November, but you can pre-register for early access by clicking here.
In 2016, England will face Pakistan in ODI and a Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka at the home of Hampshire Cricket.
ODI: England vs Pakistan
T20: England vs Sri Lanka
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