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England to face world's best cricket team in Bristol

England holding a nets session at the Brightside Ground in May. Credit: PA

Gloucestershire Cricket Club will host England and India in an International T20 match next year.

The ECB has announced next summer’s International schedule for England’s men’s teams.

England facing world no. 1 Test side India at Gloucestershire's Brightside Ground in Bristol is set to be a highlight of the summer

We are absolutely delighted to be playing host to England and India in an International T20 in 2018. As two of the power houses of cricket it will be a real treat for followers of the game and we are expecting a record-breaking sell-out crowd for the match.

– Will Brown, Chief Executive Gloucestershire Cricket Club

England v India, Sunday 8 July 2018, 2pm, The Brightside Ground (Bristol).

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North Somerset's Jack Butland to make international debut

A 19-year-old from North Somerset will complete a remarkable rise from junior football to the international stage when he makes his England debut tonight.

Jack Butland has played for his country at youth level and Team GB at the Olympics, but tonight he makes his first appearance in Roy Hodgson's senior side. Richard Payne reports from Jack's home town, where news of his stardom is still sinking in.

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