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Cricket Australia announces its international schedule for the summer

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Cricket Australia has released its full international schedule for summer of 2020 despite the coronavirus threat. The schedule includes international cricket every month from August to February 2021.

The Schedule includes the much anticipated Border-Gavaskar trophy and limited over series against India, New Zealand and West Indies for men’s team while for the women’s team; the schedule looks like a preparation package for the upcoming ICC Women’s ODI World Cup.

Final Schedule may look different

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Cricket Australia’s CEO Kevin Roberts in a statement praised the country’s effort to combat the pandemic and said Australia’s progress in combating the pandemic has have positive impact on the board’s ability to host the summer tests.

Kevin also maintained that the corona virus pandemic may force the board to change the original schedule and it may look a bit different from the one that released today.

“We know that circumstances or events beyond our control could mean that the final schedule potentially may look different to the one released today, but we’ll be doing everything we can to get as much international cricket in as possible this summer,” cricket.com.au quoted Cricket Australia CEO as saying.

Men’s schedules for the season

The men’s schedule confirms the inaugural Test against Afghanistan which would be followed by Border-Gavaskar Trophy where Tim Paine’s boys will try t reclaim the trophy it had lost two summer back with Pujara’s staggered batting in the series.

 For the limited over fixtures, Kangaroos are scheduled to play ODI against India, New Zealand and Zimbabwe in the season while in T20s, it will face off India, New Zealand and West Indies during the season.

Women’s to focus on ODI WC title

The schedule confirms that Aussie women’s team is eyeing on ODI WC title after becoming Champions in the T20s world cup of this year.

The T20 WC winner team is scheduled to play T20s against the New Zealand as well as ODIs against both India and the White Ferns to use the season a s a practice dais for upcoming ODI World Cup scheduled to be hosted in Tasman next year.

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