England and Wales Cricket Board have released their schedule and venues for the summer of 2014, with 47 days of cricket planned for the visits of Sri Lanka and India during that time.

England and Wales Cricket Board have released their schedule and venues for the summer of 2014, with 47 days of cricket planned for the visits of Sri Lanka and India during that time.

The Sri Lankans are the first to arrive, in May, and they will play a T20, five ODIs and two Tests. The Indians arrive soon after, and they have a more substantial schedule, like the Ashes, featuring five Tests and five ODIs.

London venues The Oval and Lord's see substantial action in both tours, while Birmingham's Edgbaston also get a few fixture, despite its rainy reputation at that time of year.

India will hope to use this series in order to make up for the two-one series defeat at home in 2012, while Sri Lanka's last Test series against England, early last year, saw them draw the two-match event one all.

2014 Summer itinerary

Sri Lanka

20 May: NatWest T20 International (f), Kia Oval
22 May: 1st ODI (D/N), Kia Oval
25 May: 2nd ODI, Emirates ICG Durham
28 May: 3rd ODI (D/N), Emirates Old Trafford
31 May: 4th ODI, Lord's
3 June: 5th ODI (D/N), Edgbaston
12-16 June: 1st Investec Test Match, Lord's
20-24 June: 2nd Investec Test Match, Headingley Carnegie

India

9-13 July: 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge
17-21 July: 2nd Investec Test, Lord's
27-31 July: 3rd Investec Test, Southampton
7-11 August: 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford
15-19 August: 5th Investec Test, The Oval
25 August: 1st ODI, Bristol
27 August: 2nd ODI, Cardiff
30 August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge
2 September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston
5 September: 5th ODI, Headingley
7 September: Natwest T20 International, Edgbaston