Cricket Australia has announced a full timetable for summer 2020-21 international. The board acknowledged, however, that circumstances could force a change. CA hopes the season will continue as COVID-19 restrictions loosen. Ironically, the full schedule from August to February includes international cricket in each month.
While recognizing the difficulty of navigating a global pandemic, cricket Australia is encouraged by Australia’s progress in the fight against coronavirus and the positive impact on the Australian ability to host an exciting cricket summer in 2020-21.
They know that circumstances or events outside their control might ensure that the final schedule might look different from the one published today. This summer, the organization will do its utmost to get as much international cricket as possible.
As of August 9, the Australian men’s team will start its summer with a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. This will be followed by a T20I series between India and West Indies. The Aussies also set to play an inaugural Test in Perth against Afghanistan. The Afghanistan Test will be held from 21-25 November and will be a D / N affair.
In a four-match Test series, Australia is set to face India. The Gabba will host the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Opening Test starting on December 3. The second Test (December 11-15) at the Adelaide will be a pink-ball affair. The Boxing Day Test (26-30 December) will be held at the MCG. The final SCG Test will take place between 3-7 January.
Following the Test series, the Aussies will compete in a three-match ODI series against India’s Virat Kohli starting on January 12. Australia will face New Zealand next, beginning on January 26, in a three-match ODI series. Australia and New Zealand will then be involved in a single T20I after the same. The match will take place at SCG on February 2.
Full fixtures list:
Australia v Zimbabwe
August 9: 1st ODI, TBC
August 12: 2nd ODI, TBC
August 15: 3rd ODI, Riverway Stadium, Townsville
Australia v West Indies
October 4: 1st T20I, Riverway Stadium, Townsville
October 6: 2nd T20I, Cazaly’s Stadium Cairns
October 9: 3rd T20I, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Australia v India
October 11: 1st T20I, Gabba, Brisbane
October 14: 2nd T20I, Manuka Oval, Canberra
October 17: 3rd T20I, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Australia v Afghanistan
21-25 November: Only Test, Perth Stadium, Perth
Australia v India
3-7 December: 1st Test, the Gabba, Brisbane
11-15 December: 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
26-30 December: 3rd Test, Boxing Day Test, Australia v India at the MCG, Melbourne
3-7 January: 4th Test, SCG, Sydney
January 12: 1st ODI, Perth Stadium, Perth
January 15: 2nd ODI, MCG, Melbourne
January 17: 3rd ODI, SCG, Sydney
Australia v New Zealand
January 26: 1st ODI, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
January 29: 2nd ODI, Manuka Oval, Canberra
January 31: 3rd ODI, Blundstone Arena, Hobart
February 2: Only T20I, SCG, Sydney