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.

The tour of England will be broadcast exclusively on the Nine Network. They have lost the rights to Australia’s home fixtures, however, have all rights to the upcoming 2019 Ashes and World Cup. The ODI series was originally set to be part of the Ashes tour, however, with the World Cup in the same summer, it was brought forward by 12 months.

Australia’s 2018 limited overs Tour of England

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

All times are AEST.

Australia will remain busy after their tour of England, with a scheduled trip to Zimbabwe.

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.

A two-test and three-ODI series was also on the cards against Bangladesh, however, has since been cancelled by Cricket Australia.

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

Details will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

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

Following the tour of Zimbabwe, Australia are slated to travel to the United Arab Emirates for two Tests and limited overs matches against Pakistan. Venues and dates are still to be confirmed, with Pakistan holding out in hope Australia would agree to play in Pakistan.

They decided against it however, with CA not willing to take the security risk. Pakistan, as a result, are looking at other locations such as Malaysia due to the domestic season using grounds in the UAE.

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.

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: 29 May, 2018

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