Australia's 2022-23 summer to kick off late August

Australia's 2022-23 summer to kick off late August | Acrux Sports

The Australia Men's team have a very busy 2022-2023 home season staring at them, with the Covid-19 postponements crowding up an already hard-pressed international calendar featuring a T20 World Cup.

Australia will host West Indies (2 Tests) and South Africa (3 Tests) in a blockbuster red-ball summer later in the year. The Test season will begin in Perth as opposed to Brisbane and the second Test against WI will be a day-night affair in Adelaide. South Africa will kick off the three-match series at the Gabba before playing the coveted Boxing Day and New Year Tests.

Leading up to that are limited-overs series against Zimbabwe (3 ODIs), New Zealand (3 ODIs), West Indies (2 T20Is) before three T20Is and three ODIs against England which sandwich the T20 World Cup. The Test summer kicks off after the third ODI against England.

The dates for the ODI series against South Africa which follows in January remain unconfirmed; Cricket South Africa have requested to reconsider the dates but Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said that they have been "unable to find alternative dates as yet."

"We are hosting a record six touring nations to Australia this season, in addition to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. It promises to be an incredible summer," added Hockley. "We are delighted that Test cricket is coming back to Perth Stadium for the first Test of the summer versus the West Indies, after almost three years without international cricket, and we look forward to hosting South Africa over Boxing Day and New Year for the first time since 2008.

"After two years of being impacted by the pandemic, the 2022-23 home summer will be an especially busy one for the Australian men's team as we honour our commitments to the ICC's Future Tours Program. This provides important opportunities to progress towards ICC World Test Championship Final qualification as well as build up for the ICC Men's One-Day World Cup in India in 2023.

Meanwhile, the women's team will host Pakistan for 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is in January.

2022-23 home summer for Australia

Men's ODI Series v Zimbabwe

August 28: Riverway Stadium, Townsville

August 31: Riverway Stadium, Townsville

September 3: Riverway Stadium, Townsville

Men's ODI Series v New Zealand

September 6: Cazalys Stadium, Cairns (D/N)

September 8: Cazalys Stadium, Cairns (D/N)

September 11: Cazalys Stadium, Cairns (D/N)

Men's T20I Series v West Indies

October 5: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast

October 7: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast

Men's T20I Series v England

October 9: The Gabba, Brisbane

October 12: Manuka Oval, Canberra

October 14: Manuka Oval, Canberra

Men's ICC T20 World Cup

October 16 - November 13

Men's ODI Series v England

November 17: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (D/N)

November 19: SCG, Sydney (D/N)

November 22: MCG, Melbourne (D/N)

Men's Test Series v West Indies

November 30 - December 4: Perth Stadium, Perth

December 8 - December 12: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (D/N)

Men's Test Series v South Africa

December 17 - December 21: The Gabba, Brisbane

December 26 - December 30: MCG, Melbourne

January 4 - January 8: SCG, Sydney

Men's ODI Series v South Africa (Dates subject to confirmation)

January 12: Blundstone Arena, Hobart

January 14: SCG, Sydney

January 17: Perth Stadium, Perth

Women's ODI Series v Pakistan

January 16: Allan Border Field, Brisbane

January 18: Allan Border Field, Brisbane

January 21: North Sydney Oval, Sydney

Women's T20I Series v Pakistan

January 24: North Sydney Oval, Sydney

January 27: Manuka Oval, Canberra

January 29: Manuka Oval, Canberra