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.