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WACA to host India women's Test



The historic WACA Ground will host a Test match for the first time since 2017 next summer, with Meg Lanning's all conquering women's side to host India in a day night clash commencing in late September.


The Test is the first between the nations since 2006, and the first women's Test at the WACA since January 2014 when Australia hosted England.


Christina Matthews, WACA CEO, believes the venue is the perfect place for such an iconic match to take place.


“We are thrilled to be hosting India at the WACA Ground under lights," Matthews said.


"India is such an entertaining side to watch, we got to see them here last here year during the T20 World Cup and I can guarantee West Aussie’s will be in for an exciting match.


“The WACA Ground has a rich history and this match will be another great iconic moment to add to that, it will show the world how important the Ground still is to international cricket.”


In all, Australia and India have played nine Tests, with Australia winning four of them and the other five being drawn. The teams first met in a Test match in Perth in 1977, then played four Tests in India in 1984, followed by a three-Test series in Australia in 1990-91 and then the Adelaide match in 2006.


The bilateral series between Australia and India will also feature three ODI's, the first at North Sydney Oval followed by two more at the Junction Oval in Melbourne, three T20I's to follow the Test match (September 30-October 3) back at North Sydney Oval.


The series was initially scheduled for January this year only to be cancelled due to travel restrictions associated with COVID-19, re-scheduled for the 2021-22 summer along with the men's Test between Australia and Afghanistan and the ODI series between Australia and New Zealand.


IMAGE: Cricket Australia.