India, Pakistan to visit as Australia announce schedule for home summer

Buckle up cricket fans, because the upcoming Australian summer promises to be a scorcher – not just weather-wise, but on the pitch as well! Cricket Australia (CA) recently unveiled a sizzling schedule for the home season, featuring highly anticipated tours by arch-rivals India and Pakistan.

The Australian summer is synonymous with cricket, a time when the nation unites to witness clashes between bat and ball featuring the world’s best players. This year promises to be no different, with CA announcing a packed schedule that will leave cricket enthusiasts glued to their screens. Headlining the summer are tours by two of cricket’s biggest powerhouses – India and Pakistan. These marquee matchups are guaranteed to generate excitement not just in Australia, but across the globe.
A Tale of Two Tours: India and Pakistan’s Anticipated Visits
India’s Tour: A Rematch Down Under

Indian fans can rejoice as their team embarks on a crucial tour of Australia, featuring a much-awaited five-match Test series. The last time these two cricketing giants locked horns in a Test series Down Under was in 2018-19, where India emerged victorious in a historic win at the Gabba. This upcoming series promises to be another epic battle, with both teams boasting world-class players and a hunger for victory. The series kicks off in Perth on November 22nd, with further Tests scheduled across iconic venues like Adelaide (day-night Test), Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, culminating in the new year.

Pakistan’s Tour: Reigniting a Fierce Rivalry

Cricket fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating the return of Pakistan to Australian shores. The last time these two teams met in Australia was way back in 2016-17. This upcoming tour features a limited-overs series consisting of three ODIs and three T20Is, scheduled for early November. This series will be a perfect appetizer for the main course – the India Test series – and a chance for both teams to assess their strengths and weaknesses before the bigger battles ahead.

Beyond the Blockbusters: A Well-Rounded Summer Schedule

While the India and Pakistan tours undoubtedly steal the spotlight, the Australian summer schedule offers a delightful smorgasbord for cricket fans. Here’s a glimpse of some other exciting matchups:

  • Australia vs. New Zealand: Following the Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh, the Australian women’s team will lock horns with their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in a three-match ODI series in September.
  • Australia vs. India (Women’s): The Indian women’s team will be touring Australia concurrently with their male counterparts. A three-match ODI series is scheduled for early December, adding another layer of excitement to the summer.
A Summer of Economic Boon and Tourist Magnet

The influx of these cricketing giants is not just a win for fans; it’s a significant boost for the Australian economy. Major sporting events like these attract not only domestic spectators but also international tourists, generating revenue for the travel and hospitality sectors. Additionally, the global broadcast reach of these matches further promotes Australia as a premier cricketing destination.


The upcoming Australian cricket summer promises to be a spectacle unlike any other. With India and Pakistan set to grace Australian pitches, the atmosphere will be electric. This summer offers a thrilling mix of high-octane Test matches, explosive limited-overs encounters, and the chance to witness the future stars of women’s cricket. Cricket fans around the world will be eagerly awaiting the first ball to be bowled, marking the start of another unforgettable summer of cricket Down Under.

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