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Day-night Perth Test, March ODI series confirmed as CA reveal next summer's fixtures

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6th May, 2019
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Cricket Australia have announced the international summer of cricket fixtures for 2019-20, with a day-night Test in Western Australia, an ODI series in March and three teams touring across the course of the summer all points of note.

Despite Australia’s desire to avoid it, a limited-overs tour to India appears all but certain to be scheduled in January with today’s announcement, meaning there will be no international cricket played down under between the end of the New Year’s Test and late March.

It also all but confirms that Australia’s best white ball cricketers will be yanked out of the Big Bash League during the second half of January.

With a two-Test series to Bangladesh and a tour of South Africa to follow during February and early March, there was no chance to schedule the New Zealand ODI matches before the middle of March.

» Full Australian cricket fixtures, future tours programme

By that stage of the year, most drop-in wickets will have been removed, meaning Cricket Australia have had to schedule the first two ODI matches in Sydney, before attention shifts to Hobart, who get their first and only match of the summer featuring Australia.

That means New Zealand’s tour gets split into two parts, with their first Test set to be played in Perth as a day-night encounter, meaning a 4pm start in Sydney and Melbourne, and an even later 6pm start in New Zealand.

The Black Caps will then stick around for the Boxing Day and New Year’s Test in Melbourne and Sydney respectively.

Before Australia play New Zealand, they will host Pakistan in the first two Tests of the summer in Brisbane, which regains the opening match, and Adelaide in a day-night encounter.

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Pakistan will also play three T20s before their Test series, while the first men’s matches of the summer will take the form of three T20s against Sri Lanka, to be played in Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne from Sunday, October 27.

On the women’s side of the coin, apart from the T20 World Cup, which will be played in late February and early March, they will commence the summer with three ODIs and three T20s against Sri Lanka.

T20 cricket will be the main course for the Southern Stars this summer ahead of the World Cup, with the WBBL set to end in late January and be followed by a T20 tri-series against England and India, with all matches to be played in Canberra, and at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.

All domestic fixtures are set to be announced by Cricket Australia at a later date. They are set to include a revamped one-day cup, and a new BBL finals series.

Full 2019-20 summer of cricket fixtures

Men

T20 series vs Sri Lanka

Match Date Time Venue
1st T20 Sun Oct 27 2:30pm Adelaide Oval
2nd T20 Wed Oct 30 7:10pm Gabba, Brisbane
3rd T20 Fri Nov 1 7:10pm Melbourne Cricket Ground
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T20 series vs Pakistan

Match Date Time Venue
1st T20 Sun Nov 3 2:30pm Sydney Cricket Ground
2nd T20 Tue Nov 5 7:10pm Manuka Oval, Canberra
3rd T20 Fri Nov 8 7:30pm Optus Stadium, Perth

Test series vs Pakistan

Match Date Time Venue
1st Test Thu Nov 21 – Mon Nov 26 11am Gabba, Brisbane
2nd Test (D/N) Fri Nov 29 – Tue Dec 3 2:30pm Adelaide Oval

Test series vs New Zealand

Match Date Time Venue
1st Test (D/N) Thu Dec 12 – Mon Dec 16 4pm Optus Stadium, Perth
2nd Test Thu Dec 26 – Mon Dec 30 10:30am Melbourne Cricket Ground
3rd Test Fri Jan 3 – Tue Jan 7 10:30am Sydney Cricket Ground

ODI series vs New Zealand

Match Date Time Venue
1st ODI Fri Mar 13 2:30pm Sydney Cricket Ground
2nd ODI Sun Mar 15 10:30am Sydney Cricket Ground
3rd ODI Fri Mar 20 2:30pm Blundstone Arena, Hobart
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Women

Limited overs fixtures vs Sri Lanka

Match Date Time Venue
1st T20 Sun Sep 29 2:30pm North Sydney Oval
2nd T20 Mon Sep 30 7pm North Sydney Oval
3rd T20 Wed Oct 2 2pm North Sydney Oval
1st ODI Sat Oct 5 11am Allan Border Field, Brisbane
2nd ODI Mon Oct 7 11am Allan Border Field, Brisbane
3rd ODI Wed Oct 9 11am Allan Border Field, Brisbane

T20 tri-series vs India and England

Match Date Time Venue
India vs England Fri Jan 31 2:10pm Manuka Oval, Canberra
Australia vs England Sat Feb 1 2:10pm Manuka Oval, Canberra
Australia vs India Sun Feb 2 2:10pm Manuka Oval, Canberra
India vs England Fri Feb 7 2:10pm Junction Oval, Melbourne
Australia vs India Sat Feb 8 2:10pm Junction Oval, Melbourne
Australia vs England Sun Feb 9 2:10pm Junction Oval, Melbourne
Final Wed Feb 12 1:40pm Junction Oval, Melbourne

All times given are in AEDT (Sydney/Melbourne daylight savings time).