Australia to host Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa during 2023-24 season
by crickethighlights.one Staff • Published on Sun, May 14, 2023
Australia have announced a packed summer of 2023-24 for both the men’s and women’s team. While the women’s team host West Indies and South Africa, the men’s team will be playing Pakistan and West Indies but much later in the summer owing to the 50-over World Cup scheduled in India.
Pat Cummins’s team start off their home tourney by hosting Pakistan for a three-Test series, beginning from December 14 in Perth. It will be quite the contrast to the last time the two teams played, on the flat surfaces in Pakistan last March. The Boxing Day and New Year’s Test will be played traditionally at the MCG and SCG respectively.
Australia then have the West Indies men’s team visiting for a full series starting with two Tests on January 17. The second Test at the Gabba from January 25 is a pink-ball, day-night fixture. The two sides will play three ODIs and three T20Is in February.
The women’s team’s home season start much sooner when West Indies arrive for three T20Is early October, followed by three ODIs. Meg Lanning’s side bring an end to the year with a highly-anticipated tour of India whom they play across all formats in December and January.
The defending champions in the shortest format bring in the World Cup year (2024) with three T20Is against South Africa in Canberra and Hobart. That is followed by three ODIs before they play a one-off Test against the same opposition at the WACA stadium in Perth from February 15. It will be the inaugural women’s Test match between the two sides.