We are set for a massive summer of cricket for 2016/17, with South Africa, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka all set to tour Australia.
It is not going to be another standard Australian summer, with the first test at the WACA instead of the Gabba, two day-night test matches, plus ODI’s, T20’s and plenty of Big Bash League.
We start off with a three test series against South Africa, coming off the back of a five game ODI series played at the Proteas home deck. The last of these tests will be a day-night test held at the Adelaide Oval, which was a raging success last year.
This is followed by the three match Chappell-Hadlee ODI series against New Zealand between the 4th and 9th of December.
We then come up against Pakistan in both a three test series and a five match ODI series. The test series will begin with the inaugural day-night test held at the Gabba.
We will finish the summer with a three match T20 series against Sri Lanka. The Aussies will be looking to exact some revenge on home soil, after being embarrassed by Sri Lanka in the latest test series in which we lost 3-0. We were lucky to show some fight and win the following ODI series 4-1.
So get out your diary and pencil in the dates below, and Go There!
Australia v South Africa - Test Series
3rd Nov, 2016 – WACA, Perth.
12th Nov, 2016 – Blundstone Arena, Hobart.
24th Nov, 2016 – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (Day-Night Test).
Australia v New Zealand - ODI Series
4th Dec, 2016 – SCG, Sydney.
6th Dec, 2016 – Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Australia v Pakistan - Test Series
15th Dec, 2016 – Gabba, Brisbane (Day-Night Test).
3rd Jan, 2017 – SCG, Sydney.
Australia v Pakistan - ODI Series
13th Jan, 2017 – Gabba, Brisbane.
19th Jan, 2017 – WACA, Perth.
22nd Jan, 2017 – SCG, Sydney.
26th Jan, 2017 (Australia Day) – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Australia v Sri Lanka - T20 Series
17th Feb, 2017 – MCG, Melbourne.
19th Feb, 2017 – Simonds Stadium, Geelong.
22nd Feb, 2017 – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.