Remember when September 29 was autumn? It’s summer now. England are playing the West Indies at the Rose Bowl on that day in 2017.
The 2017 fixture list is a triumph of “Two into one doesn’t go? We’ll see about that,” thinking. A bunch of one-day internationals (ODIs) is followed by the Champions Trophy. There are then seven Tests in just over two months before the season comes to a close with a T20 international and a load more ODIs.
September ODIs immediately after a major tournament and quite some time before the next one? We’re salivating already.