Cricket Australia has today released its full 2018-19 Home International Schedule with a Men’s One Day International between Australia and South Africa to be played in Hobart on Sunday 11 November...

2018-19 HOME INTERNATIONAL CRICKET SCHEDULE

2018-19 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Series v New Zealand

First T20I: Australia v New Zealand, North Sydney Oval – Saturday 29 September 2018

Second T20I: Australia v New Zealand, Allan Border Field, Brisbane (Day) – Monday 1 October 2018

Third T20I: Australia v New Zealand, Manuka Oval, Canberra – Friday 5 October 2018

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First ODI: Australia v New Zealand, WACA Ground (D/N) – Friday 22 February 2019

Second ODI: Australia v New Zealand, Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide (Day) – Sunday 24 February 2019

Third ODI: Australia v New Zealand, Junction Oval, Melbourne (Day) – Sunday 3 March 2019

 

2018-19 Gillette Series v South Africa

First ODI: Australia v South Africa, Perth Stadium – Sunday 4 November 2018

Second ODI: Australia v South Africa, Adelaide Oval – Friday 9 November 2018

Third ODI: Australia v South Africa, Blundstone Arena, Hobart – Sunday 11 November 2018

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Only T20I: Australia v South Africa, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast – Saturday 17 November 2018

 

2018-19 India Men’s Australia Tour

First T20I: Australia v India, The Gabba – Wednesday 21 November 2018

Second T20I: Australia v India, MCG – Friday 23 November 2018

Third T20I: Australia v India, SCG – Sunday 25 November 2018

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First Test: Australia v India, Adelaide Oval – 6-10 December 2018

Second Test: Australia v India, Perth Stadium – 14-18 December 2018

Third Test: Australia v India, MCG – 26-30 December 2018

Fourth Test: Australia v India, SCG – 3-7 January 2019

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First ODI: Australia v India, SCG – Saturday 12 January 2019

Second ODI: Australia v India, Adelaide Oval – Tuesday 15 January 2019

Third ODI: Australia v India, MCG – Friday 18 January 2019

 

2018-19 Sri Lanka Men’s Australia Tour

First Test: Australia v Sri Lanka, The Gabba (Day-Night) – 24-28 January 2019

Second Test: Australia v Sri Lanka, Manuka Oval, Canberra – 1-5 February 2019

 

Prime Minister’s XI

PM’s XI v South Africa: Manuka Oval, Canberra – Wednesday 31 October 2018

 

Governor-General’s XI

GG’s XI v New Zealand: Drummoyne Oval, Sydney – Thursday 28 February 2019

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Overall

Four nations visiting Australia this summer for the men’s and women’s 2018-19 international cricket season: New Zealand, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka.

24 matches of international cricket across the 2018-19 season.

Prime Minister’s XI match will be played against South Africa at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on Wednesday 31 October, while the Governor-General’s XI will play New Zealand on Thursday 28 February at Sydney’s Drummoyne Oval. Both will be one-day day-night matches and broadcast on Fox Sports.

More international cricket will be available through new broadcast partners Fox Sports and the Seven Network than in any previous season.

Women’s Internationals

Australia team to compete in Commonwealth Bank Women’s T20 Internationals against New Zealand in September-October before embarking on their ICC Women’s World T20 campaign in the West Indies, and then play further Commonwealth Bank ODI matches in February-March.

Adelaide’s Karen Rolton Oval set to host its first international match ahead of the Women’s World T20 in 2020.

WACA Ground and Junction Oval round out venues to mirror the WT20 2020 venues.

Men’s Internationals

Australia to start their home summer campaign with three Gillette ODIs and one Gillette T20I against South Africa in November playing at Perth Stadium, Adelaide Oval and Hobart’s Blundstone Arena, ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019.

Australia to take on India in Test matches, ODIs and T20Is.

Australia to host Sri Lanka for first home Test Series in six years.

Gold Coast confirmed to host international cricket for the first time at Metricon Stadium.

Perth Stadium and Canberra’s Manuka Oval to host maiden Test matches.

Day-Night Test cricket returns to The Gabba over the Australia Day long weekend.

Cricket Australia is working with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to host the Adelaide Test match as a Day-Night match, expected to be confirmed later.

Tickets

Tickets for the men’s international matches on sale from Friday 8 June with the Adelaide Test expected to go on sale in July.

• Tickets for the women’s international matches on sale from Friday 3 August.

Fans wanting priority access to tickets should visit www.cricket.com.au/acf to sign-up.

 

Speaking on the release of the 2018-19 Home International Cricket Schedule, Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said:

“We’re very pleased to announce yet another exciting summer of international cricket, with four highly-regarded nations in New Zealand, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka touring Australia.”

“It’s a summer which will contain plenty of high-quality cricket and some exciting new additions to the Australian cricket calendar.

“Overall, there are more international matches being played across more locations around the country than in any previous years, and we believe this program has something for all cricket fans.

“Australian cricket fans will have access to more cricket coverage than ever following the landmark broadcast partnership with Fox Sports and Seven West Media.

“Men’s international cricket will take a new shape, with Seven and FOX SPORTS broadcasting all Test matches throughout the summer. Fox Sports will also broadcast Men’s Gillette One-Day and T20 Internationals, with further digital options currently being explored.

“All Commonwealth Bank Women’s International matches will also be broadcast on Seven and Fox Sports. And the Prime Minister’s XI and Governor-General’s XI will also be broadcast on Fox Sports, the latter for the first time.

“Canberra will host its maiden Test match, between Australia and Sri Lanka, and we look forward to giving cricket fans in the nation’s capital the opportunity to see elite Test cricket for the first time.

“We’re also thrilled to be taking international cricket to the Gold Coast for the first time, with Australia taking on South Africa in a Gillette T20 International.

“Cricket continues to look beyond its traditional boundaries by taking our game to new and exciting venues and locations.

“We welcome the chance to showcase international cricket on the Gold Coast and Canberra this summer and to provide even more fans with the opportunity to experience these matches in person.

“Cricket has worked very closely with key partners in these regions to get to this point and looks forward to further developing our ties in the future.

“The Gabba will host Sri Lanka in a day-night Test over the Australia Day long weekend and Perth Stadium will host Test cricket for the first time.

“The Border-Gavaskar Trophy promises to be a bumper series, and it will be headlined by the world-famous Boxing Day Test at the MCG.

"There, we will also deliver a large-scale community festival in partnership with the Victorian Government, which will be a terrific celebration of Indian culture.

“It is our preference that we play India in a Day-Night Test match in Adelaide, but we are still working through this detail and hope to have an answer on this in the coming weeks.

“This season also promises to be a big summer for our Australian Women’s team, which will open the international summer ahead of its ICC Women’s World Twenty20 campaign in the West Indies in November.

“They are currently ranked Number One in the world and will be looking to defend this title over the summer against New Zealand.

“Building on the success and huge public interest around the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes last season, it is great to have our national team playing Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in six matches, all at different venues meaning the team will be accessible to fans right across the country.

“Our men’s international season structure changes slightly this summer, with Gillette One-Day and T20 International matches against South Africa and India in November.

"This will be a win for fans, with reduced overlap with the Big Bash,” concluded Mr Sutherland.