The upcoming months promise an exciting season for cricket with three series – the Vodafone Test series, Dettol ODI series, and Dettol Twenty20 International Series – taking place between November and January.
It begins with a three-day ODI series at Sydney Cricket Ground on 27 and 29 November, and Manuka Oval in Canberra on 2 December.
This will be followed by the three-match T20 International Series at Manuka Oval, Canberra on 4 December and Sydney Cricket Ground on 6 and 8 December. While the Australian men’s team is ranked #1 in the world in the ICC’s T20 rankings, India holds a 5-4 win-loss advantage over Australia in its past ten T20I matches.
The Border-Gavaskar trophy will begin at Adelaide Oval on 17 December, followed by Tests at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26 December, Sydney Cricket Ground on 7 January, and the Gabba on 15 January. Interestingly, the Adelaide fixture will be the first day-night Test played between the two teams, although neither side have lost a day-night Test previously.
The Indian team is expected to arrive in Sydney on 12 November, where they will quarantine till their first match of the series.
“Across all three formats, Australia and India represents one of the great rivalries in world sport and we are delighted to welcome Virat Kohli’s outstanding squad to Australian shores this summer,” said Nick Hockley, CA’s interim CEO.
“We have worked closely with the BCCI for many months to bring this tour to life, and I cannot speak more highly of the professional, thorough and collaborative manner with which they have approached this tour in these extraordinary and complex times.”
27 November: Sydney Cricket Ground (Day-Night)
29 November: Sydney Cricket Ground (Day-Night)
2 December: Manuka Oval, Canberra (Day-Night)
4 December: Manuka Oval, Canberra (Night)
6 December: Sydney Cricket Ground (Night)
8 December: Sydney Cricket Ground (Night)
17 – 21 December: Adelaide Oval (Day-Night)
26 – 30 December: Melbourne Cricket Ground
7 – 11 January: Sydney Cricket Ground
15 – 19 January: The Gabba, Brisbane