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Two matches, in two formats, over two days: How England's ODI and Test XIs could line up

They are set to face Ireland in the final match of a three ODI series on August 4, before starting their Test series against Pakistan the next day

The updated schedule for the UK summer of cricket has confirmed England will play in one-day internationals and Test on successive days.

They are set to face Ireland in the final match of a three ODI series on Tuesday, August 4, before starting their Test series against Pakistan on the Wednesday.

It is possible some players could feature in each. Such things have happened fairly regularly in English domestic cricket in the past.

But it is highly unlikely, especially considering the ODI is a day-night game in Southampton, while the Test starts at 11am the following morning in Manchester, 370 kms away.

Fortunately for England, they are well-blessed with a big enough pool of players to make divvying up between two formats possible.

Click through the photo gallery above to see how the ODI team could line up, while below is a suggested XI for the Test side.

To move on to the next slide, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: July 7, 2020 12:49 PM

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