The Australia women’s cricket team, which on the T20 Word Cup, is set to be back in action later this year as Cricket Australia have announced women’s game schedule, alongside the men’s summer schedule.
Ever since conquering the title in March 8 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia haven’t been in action with the global coronavirus pandemic also posing some serious questions regarding the resumption of women’s cricket or rather international game anytime soon.
Having said that, Cricket Australia announced on Thursday (May 28) that the women’s squad will take on New Zealand in a three-match T20 series by end of September which will then be followed by three ODIs against the same opponent. While the three T20s will be played in North Sydney, the ODI matches are scheduled to be held in Townsville, Cairns, and Gold Coast.
“Another (apart from the Border-Gavaskar series) highlight this summer will be the return to action of the Australian women’s team,” Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts said. “Their last match, of course, was the history-making, record-breaking T20 World Cup final at the MCG. We’re confident more Australians than ever will be keenly following our elite female cricketers this summer,” he further added.
Apart from the series wit New Zealand, the Aussies will also be hosting India for a three-match high-profile ODIs in January 2021, just a few days before the World Cup. India, who have also qualified for the mega event, lost to Australia earlier this year in the T20 World Cup final. The series, which starts from January 22, will be played in Canberra, St. Kilda, and Hobart.
Australia will kick off their World Cup campaigns against defending champions England on February 7.
Here’s a detailed schedule for Australia women’s home fixtures in 2020-21:
vs New Zealand
1st T20I – September 27 at North Sydney Oval, North Sydney
2nd T20I – September 29 at North Sydney Oval, North Sydney
3rd T20I – October 1 at North Sydney Oval, North Sydney
1st ODI – October 5 at Riverway Stadium, Townsville
2nd ODI – October 7 at Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
3rd ODI – October 10 at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
1st ODI – January 22 at Manuka Oval, Canberra
2nd ODI – January 25 at Junction Oval, St Kilda
3rd ODI – January 28 at Blundstone Arena, Hobart
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