England’s momentous international summer is over but never fear – the countdown to November’s tour of New Zealand is well and truly under way!

Joe Root’s Test side – no doubt buoyed by their series-levelling Ashes victory at The Oval in September – will be back in action after the teams contest five Twenty20 internationals.

You can watch every match live on Sky Sports Cricket! Here’s how…

WATCH LIVE

Check out our live coverage on Sky Sports Cricket with our schedule below. Click here for Sky Sports’ cricket listings in full.

FIXTURES (including warm-up matches not on Sky Sports)

Sunday October 27, 1am: Twenty20 warm-up, Lincoln

Tuesday October 29, 1am: Twenty20 warm-up, Lincoln

Twenty20 series

Friday November 1, 1am: First Twenty20, Christchurch – live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12.30am

Sunday November 3, 1am: Second Twenty20, Wellington – live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12.30am

Tuesday November 5, 1am: Third Twenty20, Nelson – live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12.30am

Friday November 8, 5am: Fourth Twenty20, Napier – live on Sky Sports Cricket from 5.30am

Sunday November 10, 1am: Fifth Twenty20, Auckland – live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12.30am

Tuesday November 12 – Wednesday November 13: two-day warm-up match, Whangarei

Friday November 15 – Sunday November 17: three-day warm-up, Whangarei

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The pick of the action from day five of the second Test between New Zealand and England at Hagley Oval, Christchurch in 2018

The pick of the action from day five of the second Test between New Zealand and England at Hagley Oval, Christchurch in 2018

Test series

Wednesday November 20 – Sunday November 24, 10pm: First Test live on Sky Sports Cricket from 9.30pm (9pm on day one)

Thursday November 28 – Monday December 2, 10pm: Second Test live on Sky Sports Cricket from 9.30pm

Live coverage on Sky Sports Cricket: Watch every ball live on channel 404 in the company of our punditry team.

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