Three years later, Perth will finally host a Test match again – the first five-day game of the summer being handed over which promises to be the bumper season of cricket.
Australia will host the West Indies at the Perth Stadium from November 30 to December 4, including the second Test at the Adelaide Oval next week.
Gabba will host three Tests against South Africa from 17 to 21 December before the traditional Boxing Day and New Year’s Test at the MCG and SCG, respectively.
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“After the most successful summer in our cricket history last year, we are thrilled to announce an action-packed international schedule for our outstanding women’s and men’s teams,” said Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hawkley.
“We are hosting a record six touring countries in Australia this season in addition to the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup. It promises to be an incredible summer.
“We are delighted that Test cricket is returning to Perth Stadium for the first Test of the summer against the West Indies, almost three years without international cricket, and we look forward to hosting Boxing Day for the first time and South Africa for the New Year. Time since 2008.”
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In addition to the Test series, Australia will play three ODIs against Zimbabwe in Townsville in late August and early September, as well as three more against New Zealand next week.
The three T20 series against England in Brisbane and Canberra will serve as the highlights of the Men’s T20 World Cup starting October 16.
Next January, before the T20 World Cup in South Africa in February, the Australian women will host Pakistan in three ODIs and three T20s across Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney.
“Both of our teams have a chance to defend their T20 World Cup title, the men’s team at home and the South African women’s team, because our exceptional players inspire the next generation of cricketers to play in a shorter format,” Hawkley said. .
In June, the Australian men tour Sri Lanka while the women will play a T20 tri-series with Pakistan and Ireland in Derry before their bids for Commonwealth Games gold in July and August.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will tour India in September and December respectively.
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