India, West Indies, New Zealand and Day/Night Test Headline Australian Summer!

India, West Indies, New Zealand and Day/Night Test Headline Australian Summer!

2015_Cricket_World_Cup_ChaminsCricket Australia has confirmed that the first ever Day/Night Test Match will be played in Adelaide this summer, when Australia takes on New Zealand.

The Black Caps will be in Australia for a three-match series, beginning in Brisbane, at the GABBA, on November 5, before heading to Perth on November 13, with the historic Day/Night game to commence on November 27.

In total, Australia will play six Tests in the 2015/16 Summer, with the back-half of the Test portion to be played against the West Indies, who Australia recently defeated 2-0 in the Caribbean.

204919.3The WACA and Blundstone Arena will host Test Cricket for the first time since 2013 and 2012 respectively, while all other major centres retain their spot on the schedule.

Following the Test Matches, India will tour Australia, for five one-day internationals and a 3-match Twenty20 Series, which sees Australia Day Cricket return to the Adelaide Oval for the 1st Twenty20 International, while Twenty20 Cricket returns to the SCG for the first time since 2009, and it will stay there for at least the next seven years, as part of a new agreement between Cricket Australia, Cricket New South Wales and the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust!

darren-sammy_g_1840625iOne-Day matches will be played in Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with Melbourne hosting the other Twenty20 fixture.

As has become tradition, the Southern Stars will play their Twenty20 Matches before each of the Men’s fixtures. The Australian women’s team will face India in three Twenty20 Internationals, as well as three ODI’s, which will be played early February in Canberra and Hobart.

Channel Nine will once again air all matches LIVE, and in a plus for fans of the game, Nine’s primary channel will be simulcast in HD from November 26, jusr in time for the third test against New Zealand in Adelaide, enabling fans to join the remainder of the summer in High-Definition.

Indian_Cricket_PlayerVictoria’s favourite son, Bill Lawry will feature in Commentary more this summer. The veteran commentator will join the rest of the team at the Boxing Day and New Year Tests, and will also call some of the One Day Internationals.

Joining him will be Mark Nicholas, Ian Chappell, Ian Healy, Mark Taylor, Michael Slater, James Brayshaw, Brett Lee, Shane Warne and Michael Hussey, while Ian Smith will commentate on the New Zealand series, and former Australian Captain Michael Clarke will also provide guest comments.

2015-16 Commonwealth Bank Test Series | Australia v New Zealand
Date Match Venue Play Starts (AEDST) Broadcast
November 5-9 1st CB Test GABBA 11am NINE – 10am AEDST
November 13-17 2nd CB Test WACA 1:30pm NINE – 12:30pm AEDST
Nov 27 – Dec 1 3rd CB Test Adelaide Oval 2:30pm NINE – 1:30pm AEDST

 

2015-16 Commonwealth Bank Test Series | Australia v West Indies
Date Match Venue Play Starts (AEDST) Broadcast
December 10-14 1st CB Test Blundstone Arena 10:30am NINE – 9:30am AEDST
December 26-30 2nd CB Test MCG 10:30am NINE – 9:30am AEDST
January 3-7 3rd CB Test SCG 10:30am NINE – 9:30am AEDST

 

2015-16 Victoria Bitter Series | Australia v India
Date Match Venue Play Starts (AEDST) Broadcast
January 12 1st VB ODI WACA 2:20pm NINE – 1:30pm AEDST
January 15 2nd VB ODI GABBA 2:20pm NINE – 1:30pm AEDST
January 17 3rd VB ODI MCG 2:20pm NINE – 1:30pm AEDST
January 20 4th VB ODI Manuka Oval 2:20pm NINE – 1:30pm AEDST
January 23 5th VB ODI SCG 2:20pm NINE – 1:30pm AEDST

 

2015-16 KFC Twenty20 International Series | Australia v India
Date Match Venue Play Starts (AEDST) Broadcast
January 26 1st T20 Adelaide Oval 7:38pm AEDST NINE – 7:30pm AEDST
January 29 2nd T20 SCG 7:38pm AEDST NINE – 7:30pm AEDST
January 31 3rd T20 MCG 7:15pm AEDST NINE – 7pm AEDST

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