Sky Sports Cricket has the game covered in 2018, with international and domestic action
"The line-up on Sky Sports Cricket will be one to remember"
By Sky Sports Cricket
Last Updated: 16/05/18 10:19am
England will encounter an Indian summer in 2018 as Virat Kohli and his charges head over for three T20Is, three ODIs and five Test matches, all live on Sky Sports Cricket.
Kohli averaged just 13.40 with a top score of 39 when India lost 3-1 in England in Tests in 2014 but has gone from strength to strength since then, striking five Test tons in 2017 alone.
The 29-year-old averaged over 109 when England visited India in 2016 and will be eager to make his mark away to Joe Root's side, amid a bumper year of action on Sky Sports Cricket.
England will kick off their home summer with a two-Test series against Pakistan in May and June, before Eoin Morgan takes the reins for a one-off one-day international against Scotland in Edinburgh and five one-dayers and a Twenty20 international against Australia.
Morgan's men will then face India in six limited-overs games in July, before Root resumes control for the Tests in August and September, at Edgbaston, Lord's, Trent Bridge, the Ageas Bowl and the Oval.
Former Sri Lanka captain, Kumar Sangakkara, joins a star-studded line-up of legends in the commentary box throughout the summer, including former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, Indian spin bowler Harbhajan Singh and Pakistan legend Wasim Akram.
Regulars David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Sir Ian Botham, David Gower and Michael Holding will also be joined by former England internationals Isa Guha and Ebony Rainford-Brent.
One of the most iconic cricketing moments of 2017 was when Anya Shrubsole's 6-36 inspired England Women to a stunning comeback win in the World Cup final against India at a sold-out Lord's, live on Sky Sports.
We'll be with Heather Knight's side again in 2018, when they welcome New Zealand and South Africa to these shores for a series of limited-overs games in June and July.
England will open up with three ODIs against South Africa and conclude their summer with three against New Zealand, with a T20 tri-series to be contested in between.
An ICC title will then be England Women's target in November as they head to the Caribbean for the sixth Women's World Twenty20 - England won the inaugural tournament in 2009 but have not triumphed since, losing in the final to Australia in 2012 and 2014.
We'll also broadcast the expanded Kia Women's Super League - each side will now play the others twice in the league phase - with Finals Day set for Monday, August 27 at Hove.
As ever, Sky Sports remains your home of domestic cricket, as we see if Nottinghamshire Outlaws can successfully defend the Vitality Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup having completed the white-ball double in 2017.
Essex, meanwhile, will be aiming for back-to-back Specsavers County Championship crowns as new coach Anthony McGrath looks to build on the sterling job done by the outgoing Chris Silverwood.
Sky Sports - Televised Cricket Schedule
Indian Premier League
Showing every match - Saturday 7 April to Wednesday 16 May
England v Pakistan
1st Test (Lord's): Thursday 24 May
2nd Test (Emerald Headingley): Friday 1 June
Scotland v England
ODI (Grange CC): Sunday 10 June
England v Australia
1st ODI (The Kia Oval): Wednesday 13 June
2nd ODI (SSE SWALEC): Saturday 16 June
3rd ODI (Trent Bridge): Tuesday 19 June
4th ODI (Emirates Riverside): Thursday 21 June
5th ODI (Emirates Old Trafford): Sunday 24 June
Only Twenty20 (Edgbaston): Wednesday 27 June
England v India
1st Twenty20 (Emirates Old Trafford): Tuesday 3 July
2nd Twenty20 (SSE SWALEC): Friday 6 July
3rd Twenty20 (The Brightside Ground, Bristol): Sunday 8 July
1st ODI (Trent Bridge): Thursday 12 July
2nd ODI (Lord's): Saturday 14 July
3rd ODI (Emerald Headingley): Tuesday 17 July
1st Test (Edgbaston): Wednesday 1 August
2nd Test (Lord's): Thursday 9 August
3rd Test (Trent Bridge): Saturday 18 August
4th Test (The Ageas Bowl): Thursday 30 August
5th Test (The Kia Oval): Saturday 7 September
England Women v South Africa Women
1st ODI (New Road): Saturday 9 June
2nd ODI (Hove): Tuesday 12 June
3rd ODI (Canterbury): Friday 15 June
England Women v New Zealand Women
1st ODI (Emerald Headingley): Saturday 7 July
2nd ODI (County Country Ground, Derby): Tuesday 10 July
3rd ODI (Grace Road): Friday 13 July
England Women's Tri Series
South Africa v New Zealand / England v South Africa: Wednesday 20 June
England v South Africa / England v New Zealand: Saturday 23 June
South Africa v New Zealand / England v New Zealand: Thursday 28 June
Final: Sunday 1 July
Kia Super League
Western Storm v Yorkshire Diamonds: Sunday 22 July
Southern Vipers v Loughborough Lightning: Wednesday 25 July
Yorkshire Diamonds v Lancashire Thunder: Friday 27 July
Western Storm v Loughborough Lightning: Sunday 29 July
Surrey Stars v Lancashire Thunder: Tuesday 31 July
Lancashire Thunder v Surrey Stars: Tuesday 7 August
Southern Vipers v Yorkshire Diamonds: Wednesday 8 August
Southern Vipers v Surrey Stars: Tuesday 14 August
Loughborough Lightning v Western Storm: Wednesday 15 August
Saturday 18 August: TBC
Kia Super League Finals Day: Monday 27 August
Royal London One-Day Cup
Lancashire v Notts Outlaws: (Emirates Old Trafford) Thursday 17 May
Durham v Yorkshire: (Emirates Riverside) Friday 18 May
Hampshire v Surrey: (The Ageas Bowl) Monday 21 May
Glamorgan v Middlesex: (SSE SWALEC) Wednesday 23 May
Kent v Somerset: (Canterbury) Tuesday 29 May
Warwickshire v Northamptonshire: (Edgbaston) Wednesday 30 May
Wednesday 6 June (last group)
Thursday 7 June (last group)
Thursday June 14 (playoff)
Sunday 17 June (semi-final)
Monday 18 June (semi-final)
Saturday 30 June (final at Lord's)
Notts Outlaws v Birmingham Bears: Wednesday 4 July
Middlesex v Surrey: Thursday 5 July
Gloucestershire v Kent: Wednesday 11 July
Worcestershire v Yorkshire: Sunday 15 July
Leicestershire v Lancashire: Wednesday 18 July
Northamptonshire v Derbyshire: Thursday 19 July
Lancashire v Yorkshire: Friday 20 July
Essex v Hampshire: Saturday 21 July
Middlesex v Hampshire: Thursday 26 July
Yorks v Birmingham Bears: Friday 27 July
Durham v Notts Outlaws: Saturday 28 July
Somerset v Middlesex: Sunday 29 July
Surrey v Glamorgan: Tuesday 31 July
Sussex v Gloucestershire: Wednesday 1 August
Kent v Essex: Thursday 2 August
Surrey v Middlesex: Friday 3 August
Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire: Saturday 4 August
Lancashire v Durham: Tuesday 7 August
Hampshire v Somerset: Wednesday 8 August
Yorkshire v Lancashire: Thursday 9 August
Glamorgan v Hampshire: Friday 10 August
Derbyshire v Leicestershire: Saturday 11 August
Sussex v Glamorgan: Tuesday 14 August
Warwickshire v Lancashire: Wednesday 15 August
Thursday 16 August: TBC
Friday 17 August: TBC
Vitality Blast Quarter-Final: (TBC) Thursday 23 August
Vitality Blast Quarter-Final: (TBC) Friday 24 August
Vitality Blast Quarter-Final: (TBC) Saturday 25 August
Vitality Blast Quarter-Final: (TBC) Sunday 26 August
Vitality Blast Finals Day: Saturday 15 September
The Specsavers County Championship: Dates tbc
West Indies v ROW
(Lord's) Thursday 31 May
West Indies v Sri Lanka
1st Test (TBC): Wednesday 6 June
2nd Test (TBC): Thursday 14 June
3rd Test (TBC): Saturday 23 June