The action kicks off in January with the fourth instalment of the Quad Series where Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa continue to battle it out.
And there will be an added edge to the six games that will take place in London and Johannesburg as preparations for all teams go up a notch with April's Commonwealth Games looming into view.
Tracey Neville has had her eye on England's pursuit of a gold medal on the Gold Coast as the natural end to this current cycle and a first Quad Series title would give them added momentum.
Australia won the first two editions, while New Zealand claimed the title in September, England have finished third in all three but picked up a hugely impressive victory in Auckland over the Kiwis in September to underline their progress.
The 2018 tournament kicks off with a double-header live on Sky Sports from the Copper Box on January 20 as England face South Africa and Australia take on New Zealand before the Roses face Australia at the same venue on January 22.
The action switches to Johannesburg on January 25 when South Africa take on New Zealand before the conclusion three days later at Ellispark Arena when England meet the Silver Ferns and the Aussie Diamonds take on the Proteas - all the action live on Sky Sports Mix.