Australian Cricket Fixtures

Starc celebrates a wicketAustralia will travel to England in June of 2018 in a limited overs tour. This will be the first tour for the Australian cricket team following the infamous ball-tampering scandal. Now without captain Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, it remains to be seen how Australia will line up.

In the 142 all-time ODIs played between Australia and England, Australia has won 81 matches. The first five meetings between the teams will be played in an ODI format with the last match being the sole T20 format.

Australia has won seven of the twelve T20 matches played.

Australian fans wanting to watch the tour will be able to do so via Fox Sports with either a valid Foxtel TV or Foxtel Now subscription.

Australia’s 2018 limited overs Tour of England

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
England vs Australia – 1st ODI The Oval, London June 13 10pm Fox Sports
England vs Australia – 2nd ODI Sophia Gardens, Cardiff June 16 8pm Fox Sports
England vs Australia – 3rd ODI Trent Bridge, Nottingham June 19 11pm Fox Sports
England vs Australia – 4th ODI Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street June 21 11pm Fox Sports
England vs Australia – 5th ODI Old Trafford, Manchester June 24 8pm Fox Sports
England vs Australia – Only T20 Edgbaston, Birmingham June 28 3:30am Fox Sports

All times are AEST.

Australia will remain busy after their tour of England, with a scheduled trip to Zimbabwe and then a winter home series in the top end against Bangladesh.

Originally scheduled was a three ODI two-Test series but due to financial problems, the tour of Zimbabwe will be shortened to a T20 tri-series also involving Pakistan. Unlike Australia, Pakistan will stay on for a five-match ODI series.

T20I tri-series in Zimbabwe

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Harare Sports Club July 1 TBC TBC
Pakistan vs Australia Harare Sports Club July 2 TBC TBC
Australia vs Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club July 3 TBC TBC
Zimbabwe vs Pakistan Harare Sports Club July 4 TBC TBC
Pakistan vs Australia Harare Sports Club July 5 TBC TBC
Australia vs Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club July 6 TBC TBC
Final Harare Sports Club July 8 TBC TBC

With fixtures for the Bangladesh tour yet to be announced, speculation is beginning to mount it may not happen. Negotiations are understood to be ongoing, but with a new TV deal coming in for home Tests, it’s unclear just how the series will come about.

What has been locked in is the summer of cricket which will feature South Africa, India and Sri Lanka all coming to Australia shores. First up is a series of limited overs games versus the South Africans.

South Africa limited overs tour of Australia

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
Australia vs South Africa first ODI Perth Stadium November 4 TBC Fox Sports
Australia vs South Africa second ODI Adelaide Oval November 9 TBC Fox Sports
Australia vs South Africa third ODI Blundstone Arena November 11 TBC Fox Sports
Australia vs South Africa only T20 Metricon Stadium November 17 TBC Fox Sports

After this Australia will play India in all three formats of the game, starting with T20s, before moving into a four-Test series including the Boxing Day Test, followed by ODIs.

India tour of Australia

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
Australia vs India First T20 The Gabba November 21 TBC Fox Sports
Australia vs India Second T20 MCG November 23 TBC Fox Sports
Australia vs India Third T20 SCG November 25 TBC Fox Sports
Australia vs India First Test Adelaide Oval December 6 TBC Seven, Fox Sports
Australia vs India Second Test Perth Stadium December 14 TBC Seven, Fox Sports
Australia vs India Third Test MCG December 26 TBC Seven, Fox Sports
Australia vs India Fourth Test SCG January 3 TBC Seven, Fox Sports
Australia vs India First ODI SCG January 12 TBC Fox Sports
Australia vs India Second ODI Adelaide Oval January 15 TBC Fox Sports
Australia vs India Third ODI MCG January 18 TBC Fox Sports

Finally Australia’s home matches in summer will wrap up with a visit from Sri Lanka which will see a Test fixtured across Australia Day and also we will see the first Test ever played in Canberra.

Sri Lanka tour of Australia

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
Australia vs Sri Lanka First Test The Gabba January 24 1pm AEDT Seven, Fox Sports
Australia vs Sri Lanka First Test Manuka Oval February 1 TBC Seven, Fox Sports

Following the 2018-19 summer, preparations will ramp up for the 2019 Cricket World Cup and Ashes series with another limited overs tour of India, followed by Test matches against Pakistan in the UAE.

The World Cup will be played from May 20 to June 15, 2019 in England with the Ashes to follow it directly.

When further information is made available for the other upcoming matches, it will be updated on this page.

Last updated: 8 May, 2018

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