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CA announces blockbuster summer schedule

Zimbabwe, New Zealand, West Indies, England and South Africa will all tour as part of a bumper schedule for the 2022-23 summer, confirmed on Monday.

Australia will play cricket in far North Queensland to start it's home campaign, three ODI's against Zimbabwe in late August and early September at Riverway Stadium in Townsville the start of a gruelling period for the Australian's Men's side that will include a T20 International World Cup at home in October/November.

An ODI series against New Zealand will follow in a series that has been rescheduled three teams due to covid-19, the three match series set to be played in Cairns.

T20I series against West Indies and England will be played in early October as a pre-cursor to the T20 World Cup, which starts on October 16 and runs to November 13th.

Pat Cummins's red ball side will play it's first Test of the summer in Perth in late November following an ODI series against England, the West Indies clash from November 30th-December 4th marking a return to Optus Stadium for Test cricket for the first time since December 2019.

Two Tests against the West Indies will be followed by a three Test series against South Africa, the Proteas touring for the first time since 2016-17.

Three ODI's follow in January to round out a lengthy home summer for Australia, the all conquering women's side set for three ODI's and three T20I's against Pakistan in January following on from their 50 over World Cup Final win earlier this month.

The Australian domestic schedule is expected in due course.

IMAGE: Sporting News.


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