The Australian cricket team has an incredibly busy summer schedule in 2016-17, with matches against South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka immediately followed by a tour to India. Here are all the details of the Australian cricket fixtures.
The Australian cricket team has endured a difficult run of form in the second half of 2016, losing a Test series in Sri Lanka, being whitewashed in their ODI tour of South Africa, and then losing their Test series against the Proteas 2-1 on home soil.
However, the final match of that series has offered some optimism for Aussie cricket fans, with a host of debutants helping the side to a seven-wicket win.
The side then continued their resurgence by whitewashing New Zealand 3-0 during the three-match Chappell-Hadlee ODI series and repeating that scoreline during the three-Test series at home against Pakistan.
Next on the agenda is a five-match ODI series against Pakistan starting on January 13.
Australia then travel to New Zealand, returning the favour with a three-ODI series across the Tasman, before Sri Lanka then visit for three Twenty20 matches.
That series, however, is set to feature a severely weakened Australian side, with the daunting four-Test tour of India starting the next day on February 23.
The schedule for the next summer of cricket, featuring the 2017-18 Ashes series, has also been announced, with the Adelaide Oval to host the first ever day-night Test match between Australia and England.
There is also a chance for the new Perth Stadium to make its Test match debut, with Cricket Australia holding off on confirming a venue for the third Ashes Test until closer to the series to track the construction of the 60,000-seat venue.
South Africa have also announed hosting a four-test series tour by Australia in 2018, the first four-test series between the two sides since South Africa returned to international cricket.
All times listed below are in AEDT.
Australia’s ODI series vs Pakistan
|Australia vs Pakistan||Gabba, Brisbane||January 13||2:20 PM||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs Pakistan||MCG, Melbourne||January 15||2:20 PM||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs Pakistan||WACA, Perth||January 19||2:20 PM||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs Pakistan||SCG, Sydney||January 22||2:20 PM||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs Pakistan||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||January 26||2:20 PM||Channel Nine|
Australia’s ODI tour vs New Zealand
|Australia vs New Zealand||Eden Park, Auckland||January 30||9:00 AM||Fox Sports|
|Australia vs New Zealand||McLean Park, Napier||Febuary 2||12:00 PM||Fox Sports|
|Australia vs New Zealand||Seddon Park, Hamilton||Febuary 5||9:00 AM||Fox Sports|
Australia’s T20 series vs Sri Lanka
|Australia vs Sri Lanka||MCG||Febuary 17||7:40 PM||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs Sri Lanka||Kardinia Park, Geelong||Febuary 19||7:20 PM||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs Sri Lanka||Adelaide Oval||Febuary 22||7:50 PM||Channel Nine|
Australia’s tour of India
|India vs Australia||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium||February 23-27||TBC||Fox Sports|
|India vs Australia||Bangalore||March 4-8||TBC||Fox Sports|
|India vs Australia||JSCA International Stadium||March 16-20||TBC||Fox Sports|
|India vs Australia||Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium||March 25-29||TBC||Fox Sports|
2017-18 Ashes series
|Australia vs England||Gabba||November 23-27||TBC||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs England||Adelaide Oval||December 2-6||TBC – D/N**||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs England||Perth Stadium/WACA||December 14-18||TBC||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs England||MCG||December 26-30||TBC||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs England||SCG||January 4-8||TBC||Channel Nine|
**Day/Night Test match
Australia’s ODI series vs England
|Australia vs England||MCG||January 14||TBC||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs England||Gabba||January 19||TBC||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs England||SCG||January 21||TBC||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs England||Adelaide Oval||January 26||TBC||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs England||Perth Stadium/WACA||January 28||TBC||Channel Nine|
T20 Tri-Series between Australia, England and New Zealand
|Australia vs New Zealand||SCG||February 3||TBC||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs England||Blundstone Arena||February 7||TBC||Channel Nine|
|Australia vs England||MCG||February 10||TBC||Channel Nine|
|New Zealand vs England||Wellington Stadium||February 14||TBC||TBC|
|New Zealand vs Australia||Eden Park||February 16||TBC||TBC|
|New Zealand vs England||Seddon Park||February 18||TBC||TBC|
|Final (Teams TBC)||Eden Park||February 21||TBC||TBC|
Australia’s tour of South Africa
|Australia v South Africa||Durban||March 1-5||TBC||TBC|
|Australia v South Africa||Port Elizabeth||March 9-13||TBC||TBC|
|Australia v South Africa||Cape Town||March 22-26||TBC||TBC|
|Australia v South Africa||Johannesburg||March 30-April 3||TBC||TBC|