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
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