Australia, Pakistan to play three T20Is, two Tests in November
SYDNEY (92 News) – Cricket Australia on Tuesday unveiled the 2019-20 home international fixtures that feature visits by the Black Caps, Pakistan and Sri Lankan men’s teams, while Australia’s women’s team host India, England and Sri Lanka.
A total of 28 international matches across 10 venues shape a summer that will also include the women’s T20 World Cup. Australia’s international summer of men’s cricket will extend into late March for the first time in 41 years when they host New Zealand in a three-match Chappell-Hadlee ODI series next year.
The T20Is against Pakistan will be played on November 3, 5 and 8.
The Gabba returns as host of the opening Test of the summer when Pakistan visit from November 21 for a two-Test series, with points in the forthcoming ICC Test Championship up for grabs for the first time on Australian soil. Australia’s record at the Brisbane venue currently sits at 30 Tests unbeaten since 1988, the longest active streak in world cricket.
There will then be back-to-back day-night Tests against Pakistan in Adelaide (from November 29) and then New Zealand in Perth (from December 12) before the traditional MCG and SCG Tests over the holiday period.
It will be the first Boxing Day Test against the Black Caps since 1987 – a 32-year gap – and just the fourth time they’ve ever played a Test at the venue.
Cricket Australia will honour its commitment to tour India for three ODIs in mid-January, which had caused a reshuffle of the home international schedule and pushed back the Chappell-Hadlee series.
The Black Caps – who wrap up their Test series in Sydney with the New Year’s Test between January 3 and 7 – will return across the Tasman for three ODIs on March 13, 15, and 20 where both teams will wear retro kits chosen by fan polls. Australia will wear a version of the 1999 World Cup-winning kit.
Women’s CommBank T20s v Sri Lanka
September 29: North Sydney Oval, 2.30pm
September 30: North Sydney Oval, 7pm
October 2: North Sydney Oval, 2pm
Women’s CommBank ODIs v Sri Lanka
October 5: Allan Border Field, 10am
October 7: Allan Border Field, 10am
October 9: Allan Border Field, 10am
Men’s Gillette T20s v Sri Lanka
October 27: Adelaide Oval, 2pm
October 30: Gabba, 6.10pm
November 1: MCG, 7.10pm
Men’s Gillette T20s v Pakistan
November 3: SCG, 2.30pm
November 5: Manuka Oval, 7.10pm
November 8: Perth Stadium, 4.30pm
Men’s Domain Test Series v Pakistan
November 21-25: Gabba, 10am
November 29-December 3: Adelaide Oval, 2pm (D/N)
Men’s Domain Test Series v New Zealand
December 12-16: Perth Stadium, 1pm (D/N)
December 26-30: MCG, 10.30am
January 3-7: SCG, 10.30am
Women’s CommBank T20 tri-series
January 31: India v England, Manuka Oval, 2.10pm
February 1: Australia v England, Manuka Oval, 2.10pm
February 2: Australia v India, Manuka Oval, 2.10pm
February 7: India v England, Junction Oval, 2.10pm
February 8: Australia v India, Junction Oval, 2.10pm
February 9: Australia v England, Junction Oval, 2.10pm
February 12: Tri-series Final, Junction Oval, 1.40pm
Men’s Gillette ODIs v New Zealand
March 13: SCG, 2.30pm (D/N)
March 15: SCG, 10.30am
March 20: Blundstone Arena, 2.30pm (D/N)