Generations of cricketers have dreamed of earning their first cap – the baggy green of Australia, the Kiwi black cap, or three lions of England. These days, it might be a World Cup ODI shirt or a fluorescent T20 kit. With an almost year-round fixture list of international cricket, there are so many different ways to follow your favourite team. Take a look at this season’s selection and book your place with National Cricket Teams Tickets at StubHub!
National Cricket Teams Tickets – experience the best
The cornerstone of a traditional international summer has long been a three-match or five-match home series against a touring side. That’s often still the case, but the major Test nations may welcome two international teams for an exciting schedule including more 50-over and 20-over games, reaching more home venues and fitting two tours into three or four months. National teams increasingly allow their players to specialise, choosing captains and squads who can focus their talents on each format.
For many, watching the national team means Test matches. However, Twenty20 cricket can be a fun way to introduce people to cricket, or to bring a group of friends together - day-night T20s fit all the action of an international match into an evening. The one day international, or ODI, is one of the most popular formats worldwide: combining the big hitting thrills of T20 with enough tactical sub-plots and individual skills to satisfy the purist.
The ICC Champions Trophy brings together the Test nations and the leaders from the non-Test group for an exciting tournament of knock-out cricket – second only to the World Cup, played once every four years by men’s and women’s teams. Hugely popular around the world, the ICC T20 World Cup is a colourful festival of the short form of the game. And one-off friendlies provide another opportunity to see your favourite team – often with a few debuts from talented newcomers, keen to impress.
Teams play for national pride, the outcome of the series, for themselves and their fans – but also for the ICC world rankings. These, in theory at least, establish the best men’s and women’s teams of the year.
National cricket teams tickets - a unique day out
The atmosphere of national cricket can vary hugely around the world. Crowds in the Caribbean or the Indian subcontinent can be full of drumming and music, with the biggest cheer reserved for local heroes, while watching in the vast stadiums of Australia’s MCG and SCG takes the spectacle to a different level. In English Test cricket, beers and fancy dress in one stand contrast with quiet concentration in another. Whichever you choose, it’s sure to be a memorable day.