The Australian summer of cricket might be over, but there is plenty of action on throughout the winter months to keep your drive for cricket satisfied and The Roar has all the information covered in one place.
The Champions Trophy is cricket’s second biggest international event behind the World Cup. This year it will be held in the United Kingdom and Australia will be among the favourites to take out the tournament.
While there are no broadcast details yet announced, it’s likely that every match of the tournament will be broadcast by Fox Sports, who generally broadcast all international cricket played outside of Australia by both the national team, and other nations.
The current champions of the Champions Trophy are India, who won the 2013 tournament which was also held in the UK.
The full draw for the Champions Trophy is below with all the times converted to Australian Eastern Standard Time.
|Match no.||Date||Time (AEST)||Team 1||Team 2||Venue||Broadcast|
|1||Thu Jun 1||7:30 PM||England||Bangladesh||The Oval, London||TBC|
|2||Fri Jun 2||7:30 PM||Australia||New Zealand||Edgbaston, Birmingham||TBC|
|3||Sat Jun 3||7:30 PM||Sri Lanka||South Africa||The Oval, London||TBC|
|4||Sun Jun 4||7:30 PM||India||Pakistan||Edgbaston, Birmingham||TBC|
|5||Mon Jun 5||10:30 PM (Day/Night)||Australia||Bangladesh||The Oval, London||TBC|
|6||Tue Jun 6||7:30 PM||England||New Zealand||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||TBC|
|7||Wed Jun 7||10:30pm (Day/Night)||Pakistan||South Africa||Edgbaston, Birmingham||TBC|
|8||Thu Jun 8||7:30 PM||India||Sri Lanka||The Oval, London||TBC|
|9||Fri Jun 9||7:30 PM||New Zealand||Bangladesh||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||TBC|
|10||Sat Jun 10||7:30 PM||England||Australia||Edgbaston, Birmingham||TBC|
|11||Sun Jun 11||7:30 PM||India||South Africa||The Oval, London||TBC|
|12||Mon Jun 12||7:30 PM||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||TBC|
|SF 1||Wed Jun 14||7:30 PM||TBC||TBC||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||TBC|
|SF 2||Thu Jun 15||7:30 PM||TBC||TBC||Edgbaston, Birmingham||TBC|
|Grand final||Sun Jun 18||7:30 PM||TBC||TBC||The Oval, London||TBC|
If you want to watch any of Australia’s international matches at home, you’ve got the one option: Channel Nine. Nine are the exclusive rights holders for all of Australia’s Tests, ODIs and Twenty20s played at home, and their commentary team has recently expanded to include former Australian captain, Michael Clarke.
If you’re on the go and not able to get in front of a TV for much of the summer, a Cricket Australia Live Pass may be the way to go. The pass, which costs $29.99 for a year, gives you access to all Australia’s international matches played at home, all of the 2016-17 Big Bash and every domestic match. You still won’t, however, be able to watch any of Australia’s matches played overseas.
The summer just finished saw Australia take on South Africa, New Zealand (both home and away), Pakistan and Sri Lanka, before commencing a four-Test tour to India.
Next summer, it’s Ashes time. England will tour for five Tests and you can find all the fixtures below. This will include a day-night match at the Adelaide Oval and a traditional opener in Brisbane, as well as the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and New Year’s Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The other match, played as the third Test in Perth will be either at the new Burswood stadium, or at the W.A.C.A pending on whether construction has been completed in time.
The Ashes are currently held by England, who won the 2015 series played in the United Kingdom.
|Fixture||Venue||Date||Start time (AEDT)||Broadcast|
|1st Test||Gabba||Thursday 23 – Monday 27 November||TBC||Nine|
|2nd Test||Adelaide Oval**||Saturday 2 – Wednesday 6 December||TBC||Nine|
|3rd Test||Perth (TBC)||Thursday 14 – Monday 18 December||TBC||Nine|
|4th Test||Melbourne Cricket Ground||Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 December||TBC||Nine|
|5th Test||Sydney Cricket Ground||Thursday 4 – Monday 8 January, 2018||TBC||Nine|
** Day/Night Test Match
This Big Bash League is over for 2016-17. Check back soon for details on the 2017-18 season.
Channel Nine’s cricket coverage isn’t limited to Australian international matches. During the 2016-17 season, the network showed 13 Matador Cup games live on GEM. This deal is likely to remain in place for the 2017-18 season, although the number of matches covered by Nine is not confirmed.
Check back closer to the summer of cricket for all the details on the Matador Cup broadcast.
The Sheffield Shield is not broadcast on TV.
Matches outside Australia
For all Australian matches outside of Australia, as well as a number of other series involving different countries, Fox Sports is the go-to option for Australian cricket fans.
A Foxtel subscription complete with the sports package will set you back $50 per month and will get you access to all of Australia’s overseas tours, including the ODI series tour of New Zealand.