Australian Cricket Fixtures

Starc celebrates a wicketThe 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

Fixture Venue Dates Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Dates Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
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

Fixture Venue Date Time Broadcast
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

Last updated: 10 May, 2017

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