The 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 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. The side then defeated Pakistan in a five-match ODI series 4-1.
Australia then lost a three-match ODI series in New Zealand 2-0, although they were missing a number of key players including captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner. They then fell to Sri Lanka 2-1 in a three-match T20 series.
That series, however, featured a severely weakened Australian side, with the Test side already in India preparing for their daunting Test series, which started on February 23.
Australia then head to England for the Champions Trophy, where they will play New Zealand, Bangladesh and England.
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 announced 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 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Fixtures
|Australia vs New Zealand||Edgbaston, Birmingham||June 2||7:30 PM||Fox Sports|
|Australia vs Bangladesh||The Oval, London||June 5||10:30 PM||Fox Sports|
|England vs Australia||Edgbaston, Birmingham||June 10||7:30 PM||Fox Sports|
2017-18 Ashes series
|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
|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
|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
|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|