Australian Cricket Fixtures

Starc celebrates a wicketWith all the build-up to the 2017-18 Ashes out of the way, Australia can now focus on preparations for cricket’s biggest series. Here, you can find every upcoming fixture for the Australian Cricket Team.

Since last summer, Australia have played plenty of cricket away from home.

The Champions Trophy, played in England during June, saw Australia have two wash-outs and a loss to England, meaning they failed to make the semi-final stage.

They then produced a 1-1 series draw in their Test series in Bangladesh, before being thumped 4-1 in an ODI series against India and drawing the T20 series 1-1 with a washout in their third match.

The Ashes kick off the home summer, headlining a bumper cricket season in Australia. It begins in Brisbane on November 23, with a day-night Test to follow at the Adelaide Oval.

Perth will host the third Test at the WACA, with the new Perth Stadium losing the race against time to be ready for the match.

The series will finish with the traditional Boxing Day and New Years Test matches in Melbourne and Sydney respectively.

It will then be on to a five-match ODI series against England. That gets underway at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 14, with Perth to host the final match on January 28.

Adelaide once again plays host to an Australia Day match, while Brisbane and Sydney will be the venues for the other two games.

A tri-nation T20 series rounds out the home fixtures for Australia, with the series split between Australia and New Zealand, seeing no neutral matches being played.

South Africa have announced they will be hosting a four-test series against Australia in 2018, the first four-Test series between the two sides since South Africa returned to international cricket. The series gets underway on March 1.

Following that, Australia will take a break from cricket for over two months before embarking on a tour of England for a limited overs series, including five ODI matches and one T20.

All times listed below are in AEDT/AEST

2017-18 Ashes series

Fixture Venue Dates Time Broadcast
Australia vs England – 1st Test Gabba November 23-27 11am Channel Nine
Australia vs England – 2nd Test Adelaide Oval December 2-6 2:30pm – D/N** Channel Nine
Australia vs England – 3rd Test Perth Stadium/WACA December 14-18 1:30pm Channel Nine
Australia vs England – 4th Test MCG December 26-30 10:30am Channel Nine
Australia vs England – 5th Test SCG January 4-8 10:30am Channel Nine

**Day/Night Test match

Australia’s ODI series vs England

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
Australia vs England – 1st ODI MCG January 14 2:20pm Channel Nine
Australia vs England – 2nd ODI Gabba January 19 2:20pm Channel Nine
Australia vs England – 3rd ODI SCG January 21 2:20pm Channel Nine
Australia vs England – 4th ODI Adelaide Oval January 26 2:20pm Channel Nine
Australia vs England – 5th ODI Perth Stadium/WACA January 28 2:20pm Channel Nine

T20 Tri-Series between Australia, England and New Zealand

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
Australia vs New Zealand SCG February 3 7:20pm Channel Nine
Australia vs England Blundstone Arena February 7 7:40pm Channel Nine
Australia vs England MCG February 10 7:20pm Channel Nine
New Zealand vs England Wellington Stadium February 14 5pm TBC
New Zealand vs Australia Eden Park February 16 5pm TBC
New Zealand vs England Seddon Park February 18 5pm TBC
Final (Teams TBC) Eden Park February 21 5pm TBC

Australia’s 2018 tour of South Africa

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
Australia v South Africa – 1st Test Kingsmead, Durban March 1-5 7pm TBC
Australia v South Africa – 2nd Test St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth March 9-13 7pm TBC
Australia v South Africa – 3rd Test Newlands, Cape Town March 22-26 7pm TBC
Australia v South Africa – 4the Test New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg March 30-April 3 7pm TBC

Australia’s 2018 limited overs Tour of England

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

Times are AEDT until April 1, 2018, at which point they are AEST.

The Future Tours Programme suggests Australia will remain busy after the confirmed matches, with a scheduled trip to Zimbabwe (2 Tests, 3 ODI’s) and then a winter home series in the top end against Bangladesh (2 Tests, 3 ODI’s).

Then, it will be away to Pakistan, although those ODI’s and T20’s will be held in the United Arab Emirates. The 2018-19 home summer will see all of South Africa (5 ODI’s, 1 T20), India (4 Tests), Sri Lanka (3 Tests, 3 ODI’s, 1 T20) and New Zealand (3 ODI’s, 3 T20’s) tour.

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.

Last updated: 18 October, 2017

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