LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26 : David Warner and Matthew Wade of Australia embrace after the dismissal of Kusul Mendis of Sri Lanka during the ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Kia Oval cricket ground on May 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

Cricket Australia confirms 2018 one-day tour of the UK

The Australia national team will tour the United Kingdom next year for a one-day series as it ramps up its preparations for the 2019 World Cup.

Australia will play five ODIs and one T20 international in June next year, which means the Aussies will have had four ODI campaigns in the UK in the space of five years to acclimatise to the conditions prior to the World Cup which will take place from May 30 to Jul 15 in 2019.

The England Cricket Board made the announcement overnight, also revealing the side will play Pakistan, India and Scotland in the 2018 English summer.

“A five-Test series against India is at the heart of next summer’s international programme,” ECB CEO Tom Harrison said in a statement.

“This is always a much-anticipated contest which attracts a huge following across the globe for the five-day game.

“Alongside these, England’s white-ball contests against India, Australia and Scotland will give a fascinating guide to form ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, to be staged here in 2019.”

Australia has toured the UK for a one-day series separate of the Ashes on only two other occasions in the past decade, in 2010 and 2012.

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