After my fantastically successful winter thread where England kept true to form overseas and did sod all in the tests whilst playing some fantastic shorter format stuff I thought I might as well give the summer a crack too. So we have: 2 Tests vs Pakistan at the end of May and start of June 9 ODIs and 4 T20's through June until mid July vs. Scotland, Australia and India 5 Tests vs India through August and September. No D/N tests as far as I can tell. Shame there was no one-off India/Pakistan test scheduled for June/July. England will knock over Pakistan quite easily in early summer conditions, do well in the shorter formats as per and then I fancy India to beat them 2-1 over the tests with Kohli cementing his all-time great status. As for England I predict Root will get over his conversion woes and score a bunch of runs, Hameed will replace Cook and there will still be loads of questions around the 2nd opener slot, no.3, no.5/6 and the 3rd seamer spot. Obviously there is more to the English cricketing summer than the England cricket team and the County Championship season begins next week just in time for an apparent heatwave. Williamson's signed with Yorkshire, Kohli wants to sign with Surrey for a game or two and Smith's got a lot of spare time on his hands so there's a very, very, very small possibility that all of the 'big 4' could be batting at the same time in the same country. T20 blast kicks off in July with finals day on the 15th September at Edgbaston and the Royal London Cup runs from mid-May with the final on the 30th of June at Lord's. All in all it should be loads of fun.