Australian Cricket Fixtures

Starc celebrates a wicketThe Australian cricket team, coming off an incredibly busy 2016-17 summer have only the Champions Trophy to keep themselves entertained before the Ashes roll around in 2017-18.

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.

Starc celebrates a wicket

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.

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.

Australia’s next confirmed assignment is a two-Test tour of Bangladesh. It was originally scheduled to be played in 2015, but was delayed due to security issues.

The Ashes kick-off the home summer, headlining a bumper summer of cricket in Australia.

There are unconfirmed reports that Australia will tour Bangladesh for two Test matches and India for seven ODI matches before the Ashes get underway.

They get begin in Brisbane on November 23, with a Day-Night Test to follow at the Adelaide Oval.

Perth will host the third Test at the W.A.C.A, 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 One-Day International series against the English. It 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 matches.

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.

Speculation has also been rampant that Australia will tour Bangladesh for two Tests before the start of the home summer, making up for a postponed tour of the same duration in 2015. While details have not yet been announced, The Roar will have them here if and when they are.

All times listed below are in AEDT.

2017 Tour of Bangladesh

Fixture Venue Dates Time Broadcast
Bangladesh vs Australia Dhaka August 27 – August 31 TBC TBC
Bangladesh vs Australia Chittagong September 4 – September 8 TBC TBC

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: 16 June, 2017

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