The full men's and women's international cricket schedule for 2021-22 season is here – and it includes some big international heavyweights.
Cricket’s oldest and newest rivalries headline an historic Australian international summer fixture that features seven Tests for the men’s and women’s teams across all six states, and one in the national capital.
The main event in the upcoming men’s season sees the five-match Vodafone Ashes Series landing back on Australian soil, alongside the inaugural Test meeting between Australia and Afghanistan in Hobart, the men’s home season includes Dettol ODI and T20 clashes with New Zealand and a five-game T20 series against Sri Lanka.
The highly anticipated Ashes series between World No. 3 England and No. 4 Australia is set to heat up the summer. Having famously retained the Ashes in England two years ago, Australia will be desperate to hang on to the little urn.
The fifth Ashes test has a new Ashes home in 2021/22. Perth Stadium is set to host the series finale from Friday 14 January for the first time – also marking the first time an Ashes campaign has finished in Western Australia since 1990-91.
A potential Perth decider could be hugely beneficial for Australia, who boast a strong record in the west. Australia and England have played 14 matches in Perth – all at the WACA – with Australia earning 10 wins and losing just once.
In their two matches at Perth Stadium, Australia have beaten India by 146 runs in 2018, and New Zealand by 296 runs in 2019.
The men’s Ashes is one of the great global sporting rivalries and seems to grow ever larger with each series and generation. We cannot wait to host England over five Tests this summer. The most recent Ashes series was a remarkable contest that captured the imagination of the entire cricketing world and I expect this summer to be no different.Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia’s interim CEO
The jam-packed summer of cricket continues, with World Cup finalists New Zealand set to play an ODI at Perth Stadium on Sunday 30 January.
The summer of cricket 2021/22 kicks off this December. Tickets to Perth Stadium will be on sale via Ticketmaster.com.au.