International Womens Day
This International Women's Day, we are shining the spotlight on some of the greatest athletes currently taking the field in Australia.
It may only be June, but the summer of cricket is closer than you think with tickets going on sale today to see the Aussies in action at Perth Stadium later in the year.
Australia will take on South Africa in a One Day International on Sunday 4 November, in what could be a mouth-watering precursor to a potential World Cup match-up between the two powerhouses of ODI cricket. Tim Paine will captain the ODI side, assisted by vice-captain Aaron Finch.
The Aussies will then take on India in the second test of the series at Perth Stadium from Friday 14 December through to Tuesday 18 December. The new look side will also be led by Tim Paine, as local Western Australian Justin Langer takes over as coach. The Aussies will be looking to rebuild their standing in world cricket, and what better stage than against the number-one ranked Test side in India, led by captain and polarising figure, Virat Kohli. The Test match will also be the first Test played at the brand-new Perth Stadium.
There will be dry and family zones in place at the stadium, with the bonus of public transport costs included in your ticket purchase.
Australia are currently preparing to face England in a five-match ODI series throughout June, before finishing on a T20. They will then take on Pakistan and Zimbabwe in T20 clashes through early July, before gearing up to return down under and kick off the ODI series against South Africa in November and the test series against India for the remainder of the summer.
You can purchase tickets to the ODI, or days 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Test match at Ticketmaster.com.au now.