Australian cricket fans will be treated to a huge variety of international cricket action this summer with three of the best teams in world cricket – India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka – gracing our shores.
Across up to 47 days of scheduled international cricket there will be six Vodafone Tests, two KFC T20 INTLs and the return of the ODI tri-series with at least 14 Commonwealth Bank Series encounters.
The tri-series returns to the cricket calendar in February after a four-year hiatus and will pit the top three ranked one-day international teams – Australia, India and Sri Lanka – against each other in a 12-match (plus finals) Commonwealth Bank Series.
The Vodafone Test Series will visit every state capital city this summer starting in early December with the Aussies taking on the Black Caps in two Vodafone Tests for the Trans Tasman Trophy in Brisbane and Hobart.
India then arrives before Christmas to play four Vodafone Tests, starting with the traditional Boxing Day match at the MCG, before heading to Sydney for the New Year Test, then Perth and finishing in Adelaide with the Vodafone Test over Australia Day.
Australia’s two largest cities, Sydney and Melbourne, will host one KFC T20 INTL each.
Additionally, Canberra will also enjoy plenty of action, hosting the traditional PM’s XI game against Sri Lanka, whilst also playing host to the CA Chairman’s XI v India tour game in the lead-up to the Christmas.
Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said cricket fans will be spoilt for choice with three of the world’s best teams visiting our shores this summer.
“Fans will certainly have plenty of variety this summer,” Mr Sutherland said.
“ICC Cricket World Cup winner India is also the number one-ranked Test team in the world at the moment.
“Sri Lanka has also been in great form as we saw in the World Cup, while we know New Zealand is always a formidable opponent that thrives when playing Australia.
“With the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship we know that every Test win is vital and the Australian team will be keen to start the home season positively against New Zealand,” he said.
All international matches will be broadcast in Australia on the Nine Network, on ABC Radio and on Vodafone mobile handsets. Additionally, Sky Sports New Zealand will broadcast the Black Caps Tests back across the Tasman, while ESPN Stars Sports will take the India and Sri Lanka matches back to viewers in the sub-continent.
Cricket.com.au will have all the live scores, as well as behind the scenes action on CATV or via iPhone mobile application ‘Cricket Live’.
The 2011-12 Women’s International Series will be played between the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars and the New Zealand White Ferns in early 2012 with match dates to be confirmed.
Australian cricket fans are encouraged to register as an Australian Cricket Family (ACF) member to be kept up to date on all the latest cricket news and information, including updates on ticket sale announcements. Fans can register to become an ACF member at: http://www.cricket.com.au/acf.
Fans interested in travel packages are encouraged to contact the Cricket Australia Travel Office (CATO) website: www.cricket.com.au/travel
All tickets go on sale at 9am local time.
Ticket on-sale dates:
- Australian Cricket Family gold priority access (invite only): 15 August 2011
- Australian Cricket Family priority access period: 16 – 22 August 2011
- General Public: 22 August 2011 (9am onwards)
Tickets will be available from the following ticket agencies.
NSW, SA & VIC
QLD, TAS & WA
For more information, visit www.cricket.com.au/tickets
International action city by city ~
Adelaide (Adelaide Oval):
4th Vodafone Test v India (24 – 28 January)
Game 4, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia v India (12 February)
Game 5, Commonwealth Bank Series: India v Sri Lanka (14 February)
2nd Final, Commonwealth Bank Series (6 March)
3rd Final, Commonwealth Bank Series (8 March)
1st Vodafone Test v New Zealand (1 – 5 December)
Game 7, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia v India (19 February)
Game 8, Commonwealth Bank Series: India v Sri Lanka (21 February)
1rd Final, Commonwealth Bank Series (4 March)
Canberra (Manuka Oval):
Tour Match, Chairman’s XI v India (18 – 21 December)
Prime Minister’s XI v Sri Lanka (Date TBC)
Hobart (Bellerive Oval):
2nd Vodafone Test v New Zealand (9 – 13 December)
Game 9, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia v Sri Lanka (24 February)
Game 11, Commonwealth Bank Series: India v Sri Lanka (28 February)
Melbourne (Melbourne Cricket Ground):
1st Vodafone Test v India (26 – 30 December)
KFC T20 INTL v India (3 February)
Game 1, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia v India (5 February)
Game 12, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia v Sri Lanka (2 March)
Perth (WACA Ground):
3rd Vodafone Test v India (13 – 17 January)
Game 2, Commonwealth Bank Series: India v Sri Lanka (8 February)
Game 3, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia v Sri Lanka (10 February)
Sydney (Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Olympic Park):
2nd Vodafone Test v India at SCG (3 – 7 January)
KFC T20 INTL v India at Sydney Olympic Park (1 February)
Game 6, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia v Sri Lanka at SCG (17 February)
Game 10, Commonwealth Bank Series: Australia v India at SCG (26 February)
2010-11 Australian International Summer of Cricket
Vodafone Test Series
1 – 5 December Australia v New Zealand Gabba
9 – 13 December Australia v New Zealand Bellerive Oval
26 – 30 December Australia v India MCG
3 – 7 January Australia v India SCG
13 – 17 January Australia v India WACA Ground
24 – 28 January Australia v India Adelaide Oval
KFC T20 INTL
1 February Australia v India Sydney Olympic Park
3 February Australia v India MCG
Commonwealth Bank Series
5 February: Australia v India – MCG
8 February: India v Sri Lanka – WACA Ground
10 February: Australia v Sri Lanka – WACA Ground
12 February: Australia v India – Adelaide Oval
14 February: India v Sri Lanka – Adelaide Oval
17 February: Australia v Sri Lanka – SCG
19 February: Australia v India – Gabba
21 February: India v Sri Lanka – Gabba
24 February: Australia v Sri Lanka – Bellerive Oval
26 February: Australia v India – SCG
28 February: India v Sri Lanka – Bellerive Oval
2 March: Australia v Sri Lanka – MCG
4 March: 1st Final – Gabba
6 March: 2nd Final – Adelaide Oval
8 March: 3rd Final – Adelaide Oval
18 – 21 December: CA Chairman’s XI v India – Manuka Oval
TBC: PM’s XI v Sri Lanka – Manuka Oval
* Note – Schedule current as at 14 June 2011. Cricket Australia reserves the right in its absolute discretion to change or amend the international program at any time, without notice.