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Australia to play England in June ODI series Full ODI Schedule

They might have walloped Australia in the last Ashes series but the English clearly can't get enough of the No.1 one-day cricket team.

Australia is due to play its third one-day series in four years in England next June and July following the release of the England and Wales Cricket Board's 2012 schedule on Wednesday.

The planned series will mean that Australia will have played at least 17 one-day internationals against England on British soil in between Ashes series in the United Kingdom.

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Australia will also squeeze in a one-dayer against Ireland in Belfast into their 23-day itinerary.

There are concerns about familiarity breeding contempt for cricket fans in Australia and the UK with the 2013 Ashes series in England being followed up by a return series in 2013/14 in Australia.

The latter series has been brought forward because of the competing demands of the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Full ODI Schedule:

June 21 Australia v Leicestershire - Grace Road

June 23 Australia v Ireland - Stormont, Belfast

June 26 Australia v Essex (D/N) - Chelmsford

June 29 Australia v England - Lord's

July 1 Australia v England - The Oval

July 4 Australia v England (D/N) - Edgbaston

July 7 Australia v England - Durham

July 10 Australia v England - Old Trafford

Source by : http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/aus-to-play-england-in-june-odi-series-20110929-1kxod.html

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