Netball: England to host World Cup holders Australia

England netball player Eboni Beckford-Chambers
England finished with a bronze medal at the 2011 World Cup in Singapore

England are to take on world netball champions Australia in a three-match home series in January.

Lisa Alexander's Commonwealth champions, who defend their world title in Sydney in August, will visit for the first time since 2013, when England enjoyed a 3-0 series win.

The first game of the series will be played in Liverpool on 20 January with games in London on 22 and 24 January.

England start their World Cup campaign against Scotland on 7 August.