2018/19 Schedule Announced

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  1. Timbo

    Timbo Moderator Staff Member

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    India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand to tour for a total of 22 international matches


    Dave Middleton
    30 April 2018

    More matches, new venues and a restructured international season that will see less overlap with the KFC Big Bash League headline the international summer of cricket that will see Australia host New Zealand, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka.

    Cricket Australia today confirmed its 2018-19 international schedule, with 22 matches across the formats, including the first men's international match to be played on the Gold Coast.

    Australia will host South Africa in a T20 at the Gold Coast's Metricon Stadium, while the state-of-the-art Perth Stadium and Canberra's Manuka Oval will both host Test cricket for the first time.

    Australia's women's team open the international summer with a three-match T20 series against New Zealand that will provide the Southern Stars with an ideal lead-in to their World T20 campaign in the Caribbean in November.
    The opening T20 will mark the first international cricket played under CA's new $1.2bn broadcast rights agreement, with Seven and Foxtel to jointly televise the match. It will be played under lights on September 29 at North Sydney Oval, and is will immediately follow Seven's coverage of the AFL grand final earlier that day.

    The men's internationals start on November 4 with the first of three ODIs against South Africa before the one-off T20 against the Proteas at Metricon Stadium, which will be followed by three T20s against India and then the start of the Test summer.

    "Our men's international season structure changes slightly this summer, with one-day and T20 international matches against South Africa and India in November," said CA chief executive James Sutherland.

    "This will be a win for fans, with less overlap with the Big Bash, giving Australians the opportunity to see Australia's best players involved in limited-overs cricket at international and domestic level."
    Adelaide opens the Test summer against India on December 6 in a blockbuster Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, but a start time for the match is yet to be confirmed.

    Adelaide has hosted a day-night Test for the past three years, but Indian authorities have been reluctant to accept the concept, although that appears to have eased last week with reports they have agreed to play a day-night Test against the West Indies in October.

    Announcing the Adelaide Test dates without a confirmed start time mirrors the approach taken in 2016 ahead of the Test against South Africa, which was confirmed as a day-night match two months after the dates were confirmed.

    Sutherland said the timing of Adelaide’s Test was still being discussed. "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," he said.

    The Perth Stadium will host its first Test match when India visit for the second Border-Gavaskar match, before the series moves back to Melbourne and Sydney for the traditional Boxing Day and New Year's games.
    Following the Tests, there will be three ODIs against India in a seven-day window, which will result in the ODI stars spending less time out of the Big Bash League, a situation that had caused clubs and spectators pain in previous seasons.

    There will be 16 days between the end of the India Tests and the start of a two-Test series against Sri Lanka, during which the three ODIs against India will be played. This also raises the possibility that Test stars could turn out for their BBL clubs in this period.

    Brisbane will host the opening Test against Sri Lanka that will be played under lights at the Gabba and across the Australia Day weekend, before the second match in Canberra.

    "We look forward to giving cricket fans in the nation's capital the opportunity to see elite cricket in action in the Test format for the first time," said Sutherland.

    There will then be a fortnight-long gap in the international calendar in mid-February – which could see the closing stages of the BBL played when Australia's Test and limited-overs stars are available – before the women's team play three ODIs against New Zealand to close out the international summer.

    Domestic fixtures – including an expanded KFC Big Bash League season that will feature 43 games, including finals, broadcast on Channel Seven – are expected to be confirmed mid-year.

    "It's a summer which will contain plenty of high-quality cricket, and some exciting new additions to the Australian cricket calendar," said Sutherland.

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

    Public tickets for the men's internationals will go on sale in June, with women's matches on sale in August. Members of the Australian Cricket Family will again enjoy priority access to tickets. Join here.

    2018-19 International Schedule

    Commonwealth Bank Women's Series v New Zealand

    First T20: North Sydney Oval, September 29
    Second T20: Allan Border Field, Brisbane, October 1
    Third T20: Manuka Oval, Canberra, October 5
    First ODI: WACA Ground, February 22
    Second ODI: Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide, February 24
    Tour match: GG's XI v NZ, Drummoyne Oval, February 28
    Third ODI: Junction Oval, Melbourne, March 3
    Gillette Series v South Africa

    Tour match: PM's XI v South Africa, Manuka Oval, Canberra, October 31
    First ODI: Perth Stadium, November 4
    Second ODI: Adelaide Oval, November 9
    Third ODI: Blundstone Arena, Hobart, November 11
    Only T20: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, November 17

    India Men's tour of Australia

    First T20: Gabba, November 21
    Second T20: MCG, November 23
    Third T20: SCG, November 25
    First Test: Adelaide Oval, December 6-10
    Second Test: Perth Stadium, December 14-18
    Third Test: MCG, December 26-30
    Fourth Test: SCG, January 3-7
    First ODI: SCG, January 12
    Second ODI: Adelaide Oval, January 15
    Third ODI: MCG, January 18

    Sri Lanka Men's tour of Australia

    First Test: Gabba, January 24-28 (D/N)
    Second Test: Manuka Oval, February 1-5

    https://www.cricket.com.au/news/201...dule-fixtures-venues-dates-tickets/2018-04-30

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    Good to see an international on the Gold Coast, and a test match in Canberra. Shame it's not D/N as was originally proposed.

    Bad that there are only 6 ODIs for the whole summer (seriously wtf) but they're on Fox exclusively anyway, and I'm still on the fence about signing up - frankly if it's just for six matches they can keep it. I don't watch the T20Is anyway.

    Also, taking the season opener off of Brisbane, and the Australia Day match off of Adelaide - what the f**k CA. However, I can see why they've had to schedule a test match for Australia Day, as there would have been enormous outcry about there being no FTA cricket on Australia Day. The real test will be the following season I suppose.
     
  2. Twizzle

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    more test cricket is good
     
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    That gold coast international, Nov 17, pretty sure that's the start of Schoolies up there :D

    My main gripe is playing the 3 t20s prior to the test series v india. Leave the t20 till after our big bash or therabouts

    Being a world cup year, Could we have added 2 or 3 ODIs v SL after the tests? Where do we need to be in Feb?
     
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    I never understand why every single sport is so obsessed with the Gold Coast. Sport and the Gold Coast don’t work together.
     
  5. Andrew Stevenson

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    In all seriousness
    Should’ve been 5 ODIs & 3 T20s v South Africa
    And should’ve also included a ODI series v SL or NZ

    Test schedule is alright
    Absolutely ridiculous for the lack of limited overs internationals
     
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    Now that 7 have the rights (whilst not showing ODIs) and 9 have the tennis, I wonder if playing tests through January will become the norm so that 7 have something to compete against the tennis with during the day whilst the bash is on at night. Also limiting national short form games in January means less interruption to the big bash.

    A typical schedule with 3 tests against 2 opponents could be:

    SERIES 1
    Test 1 - Early December (Brisbane)
    Test 2 - Mid December (Perth)
    Test 3 - Boxing Day

    SERIES 2
    Test 1 - New Year's test
    Test 2 - Mid Jan (Hobart/Canberra)
    Test 3 - Aus Day test (Adelaide)

    ODIs and Twenty20s would be played either side of the test series in November and February.
     
  7. Timbo

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    I doubt it - it'll mess with the BBL too much. I think this year is the exception rather than the rule because, India.
     
  8. Twizzle

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    the answer to a lot of questions regarding international cricket
     
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  10. Timbo

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    Imagine my shock.

    Do we get to refuse to play on rank day 1 turners because we’re not used to the conditions?

    I f**king hate the BCCI.
     
  11. Twizzle

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    its not just that but how many ODIs and T/20 do they play of a night time ? its not as though they have never played under lights before

    f**king pussies
     

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