With all eyes on the 2021-22 Ashes series, it may be easy to have missed what's going on abroad in the world of cricket.
Zero Wicket has compiled all the cricket happening over the next couple months, with most international teams in action across the period.
India's tour of South Africa
Headlining the international tours this summer is India's tour of South Africa, due to take place in December and January.
The two sides will play a much-anticipated three-Test series, followed by three ODIs - with the three-match T20 series cancelled amidst Covid-19 concerns in South Africa.
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) December 16, 2021
It is dubbed as India's 'golden opportunity' to win a Test series in South Africa for the first time in their history - off the back of their inaugural series win in Australia in 2020/21.
First Test: December 26-30, SuperSport Park, Centurion
Second Test: January 3-7, The Wanderers Stadium, Joahnnesburg
Third Test: January 11-15, Newlands, Cape Town
Three-match ODI series: January 19 (Boland Park, Paarl), 21 (Boland Park, Paarl), 23 (Newlands, Cape Town)
Blackcaps host Bangladesh for two Tests ahead of a busy summer
After a busy touring schedule, the Blackcaps have returned home from their tour of India and are gearing up for a packed home summer.
New Zealand are set to play a two-Test series against Bangladesh, before travelling to Australia to play three ODIs.
Upon returning to the other side of the Tasman Sea in February, the Blackcaps are then due to host South Africa for two Tests, Australia for three T20Is and the Netherlands for three ODIs and one T20I.
It is scheduled to be the Netherlands' second high-profile tour in recent months, after they travelled to South Africa in November, but that tour was cancelled amidst Covid-19 concerns.
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— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 9, 2021
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will be reportedly be out of action for up to two months as he eyes a return for the South African Test series, beginning on February 17.
First Test January 1-5 Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Second Test: January 9-13, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
West Indies host Ireland and England for several white-ball fixtures
The West Indies will head home early from their tour of Pakistan this month after it was postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19 concerns.
Next month, England will head over to the Caribbean after the Ashes series for five T20Is, while Ireland will be there for three ODIs and one T20I.
Following the West Indies' home white-ball fixtures, they will travel to India in February for three ODIs.
Three ODIs vs Ireland: January 9, 12, 15 (All fixtures at Sabina Park, Jamaica)
One T20I vs Ireland: January 17 (Sabina Park, Jamaica)
Five T20Is vs England: January 23, 24, 27, 30, 31 (All fixtures at Kensington Oval, Barbados)
USA host international cricket
Even the USA have some international fixtures, as they host Ireland for two T20Is and three ODIs.
Team USA Men's Squads Named for Irish Series in Florida with three potential debutants, and Monank Patel taking over as Team USA Captain across all formats, as he is appointed as One Day International captain
— USA Cricket (@usacricket) December 10, 2021
USA Cricket will face a historic challenge against Ireland, who will be visiting the United States as a Full Member Nation of the ICC for the first time.
Two T20Is: December 22 & 23
Three ODIs: December 26, 28, 30
(All fixtures will be played Central Broward Regional Park in Florida)