Australian Cricket Fixtures

Starc celebrates a wicketThe 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

Fixture Venue Dates Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Dates Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Dates Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Dates Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Dates Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
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

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