Australia Cricket Dates set for India, Afghanistan Inaugural Test
Australia’s inaugural Test with Afghanistan to precede a four-Test Border-Gavaskar series that includes a Gabba opener and Adelaide day-night clash
Australia’s Test summer is scheduled to begin with an inaugural showdown with Afghanistan in Perth with the Gabba to host the opening match of a highly anticipated four-Test Border-Gavaskar Series.
Cricket Australia will on Friday announce the full men’s and women’s international schedule for the 2020-21 summer, underlining the growing confidence the season will be able to proceed amid loosening COVID-19 restrictions. But the governing body will reserve the right to change the schedule given the uncertainty surrounding the global coronavirus pandemic.
Afghanistan and Australia are due to meet for the first time in Test cricket at the Perth Stadium, with the match scheduled to be a day-night affair, from November 21.
Australia will then begin their bid to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy at their Gabba fortress on December 3 after the Brisbane venue edged out Western Australia for the coveted fixture.
Australia Cricket Summer Fixtures
Australia v Zimbabwe One Day International 2020
9 August: 1st ODI, TBC
12 August: 2nd ODI, TBC
15 August: 3rd ODI, Riverway Stadium, Townsville
Australia v West Indies T20 International 2020
4 October: 1st T20I, Riverway Stadium, Townsville
6 October: 2nd T20I, Cazaly’s Stadium Cairns
9 October: 3rd T20I, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
Australia v India T20 International 2020
11 October: 1st T20I, Gabba, Brisbane
14 October: 2nd T20I, Manuka Oval, Canberra
17 October: 3rd T20I, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Australia v Afghanistan International Test Serie 2020
21-25 November: Only Test, Perth Stadium, Perth