Beth Mooney of Australia bats during the ICC Women's T20 Cricket World Cup match between Australia and New Zealand at Junction Oval on March 02, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.

Australia, New Zealand Women set to resume cricket in September


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Australia will host New Zealand for three women's ODIs and three T20Is starting 27 September, with India set to travel Down Under for ODIs in January.

Cricket Australia on Thursday, 28 May, announced the schedule for the summer, marking the first steps in resumption of the sport in the country since the COVID-19 pandemic.

While acknowledging that another spike in cases could force these schedules to be changed again, Kevin Roberts, CA CEO, assured stakeholders that they would "act in accordance with public health advice and government protocols to ensure the safety of the public, players and support staff".

“While acknowledging the difficulty in navigating a global pandemic, we are nonetheless encouraged by the progress Australia is making in combatting the coronavirus and the positive impact that is having on our ability to host an exciting summer of cricket in 2020-21," he said. 

As per the schedule, Australia, who won the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 at home in early March, will take on New Zealand in three T20Is at the North Sydney Oval starting 27 September, before the teams travel to Townsville, Cairns and the Gold Coast for the ODIs. 

India, finalists at the World Cup, will visit Australia in January, for ODIs in Canberra, St Kilda and Hobart. The ODIs should serve as preparation for the teams during a significant 50-over Women's World Cup year.


Australia v New Zealand
27 September: 1st T20I, North Sydney Oval
29 September: 2nd T20I, North Sydney Oval
1 October: 3rd T20I, North Sydney Oval

5 October: 1st ODI, Riverway Stadium, Townsville
7 October: 2nd ODI, Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
10 October: 3rd ODI, Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast

Australia v India
22 January: 1st ODI, Manuka Oval, Canberra 
25 January: 2nd ODI, Junction Oval, St Kilda 
28 January: Blundstone Arena, Hobart


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