Cricket Australia has confirmed the international schedule for the 2022-23 summer of cricket with Sydney set to host men’s and women’s content across various formats.

 

In what shapes as an exciting summer, Australia will host six countries across the season – Zimbabwe, New Zealand, West Indies, England, South Africa and Pakistan, the latter three of which will feature in Sydney.

 

The Australian Men’s Team will kick start the summer as they begin their preparation for their ICC T20 World title defence with matches in Townsville, Cairns, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Canberra.

 

The World Cup begins on October 22 when Australia take on New Zealand at the SCG. That match is one of seven in the global tournament scheduled for the SCG, including the first semi final on November 9.

 

FULL ICC Men’s T20 World Cup FIXTURES

 

 Following the World Cup, Australia play England in a 3-match ODI series that includes a D/N fixture at the SCG on November 19.

 

This year the Australian Men’s Vodafone Test Series will be played against the West Indies and South Africa, with Test cricket returning to Perth – the first time since the start of the pandemic.

 

Sydney and the SCG will host the traditional Pink Test from January 4-8 when the Aussies face South Africa in the third match of the 3-Test series.

 

The SCG will see Australia take on South Africa again on January 14 (date subject to change), this time in an ODI.

 

After a big season on the road with the ICC Women’s World Cup and Commonwealth Games, the Australian Women’s Team will close out the international summer with an ODI and T20I series against Pakistan.

 

Australia will return to North Sydney Oval for the first time since the pandemic, the side having not played at the iconic venue since 2019.

 

The traditional home of women’s cricket will feature the last of the 3-match ODI series on January 21 and the first of the 3-match T20I series on January 24.

 

The T20Is will present Australia the opportunity to finalise their preparation ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in February, while the 2022-23 international summer schedule for the Australian Women’s Team provides a great domestic window that optimises the Weber WBBL and the new expanded WNCL competition.

 

Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon said Sydney would be spoiled with exciting cricket action again in summer 2022-23.

 

“Cricket fans in New South Wales will be delighted that the SCG and North Sydney Oval are set to host a plethora of content during the upcoming summer that is sure to inspire more people to play and love cricket,” Germon said.

 

 “Starting with seven matches at the SCG during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, we will also see ODI’s against England and South Africa and the traditional New Years Pink Test at the Harbour City’s spiritual home of cricket.

 

“We are also very excited to see international women’s cricket return to North Sydney Oval for the first time since 2019.

 

“Add to that the excitement that the Sixers and Thunder will bring in the WBBL and then the BBL, lovers of cricket will have plenty of opportunity to catch a world class match in Sydney.”

 

2022-23 INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE

 

Men’s Dettol ODI Series v Zimbabwe

August 28: Riverway Stadium, Townsville | Bindal land

August 31: Riverway Stadium, Townsville | Bindal land

September 3: Riverway Stadium, Townsville | Bindal land

 

Men’s Dettol ODI Series v New Zealand

September 6: Cazalys Stadium, Cairns | Gimuy Walubara Yidinji land

September 8: Cazalys Stadium, Cairns | Gimuy Walubara Yidinji land

September 11: Cazalys Stadium, Cairns | Gimuy Walubara Yidinji land

 

Men’s Dettol T20I Series v West Indies

October 5: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast | Yugambeh land

October 7: Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast | Yugambeh land

 

Men’s Dettol T20I Series v England

October 9: The Gabba, Brisbane | Yuggara land

October 12: Manuka Oval, Canberra | Ngunnawal land

October 14: Manuka Oval, Canberra | Ngunnawal land

 

Men’s Dettol ODI Series v England

November 17: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide | Kaurna land (D/N)

November 19: SCG, Sydney | Gadigal land (D/N)

November 22: MCG, Melbourne | Wurundjeri land (D/N)

 

Men’s Vodafone Test Series v West Indies

November 30 – December 4: Perth Stadium, Perth | Whadjuk land

December 8 – December 12: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide | Kaurna land (D/N)

 

Men’s Vodafone Test Series v South Africa

December 17 – December 21: The Gabba, Brisbane | Yuggara land

December 26 – December 30: MCG, Melbourne | Wurundjeri land

January 4 – January 8: SCG, Sydney | Gadigal land

 

Men’s Dettol ODI Series v South Africa (dates subject to change)

January 12: Blundstone Arena, Hobart | Mumirimina land

January 14: SCG, Sydney | Gadigal land

January 17: Perth Stadium, Perth | Whadjuk land

 

Women’s Commonwealth Bank ODI Series v Pakistan

January 16: Allan Border Field, Brisbane | Yuggara land

January 18: Allan Border Field, Brisbane | Yuggara land

January 21: North Sydney Oval, Sydney | Cameraygal Clan land

 

Women’s Commonwealth Bank T20I Series v Pakistan

January 24: North Sydney Oval, Sydney | Cameraygal Clan land

January 27: Manuka Oval, Canberra | Ngunnawal land

January 29: Manuka Oval, Canberra | Ngunnawal land

 

*All matches and travel remain subject to any relevant government restrictions or requirements. CA reserves the right to change the 22-23 international cricket schedule.