Australia newsSouth Africa to Play Australia at Gabba19-Jul-2012 05:40:00 GMT
Melbourne: South Africa will play their first cricket Test at Brisbane's Gabba ground in nearly 50 years when the Proteas take on Australia in the opener of a three-Test series beginning November 9.
The Gabba will host its first Test against South Africa since 1963 and Canberra fans will have the chance to watch the Australian men's team for the first time in a one-day international after the 2012-13 Australian summer of cricket schedule was announced today.
Cricket Australia said on Thursday that the second Test will be from November 22-26 at the Adelaide Oval, followed by the third Test from November 30-December 4 at the WACA Ground in Perth.
Sri Lanka will play three Tests against Australia: December 14-18 in Hobart, the traditional Boxing Day match from December 26-30 in Melbourne and from January 3-7 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia v South Africa schedule for 2012-13
- Nov 02-04: Australia A v South Africans, Sydney
- Nov 09-13: Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Gabba
- Nov 22-26: Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval
- Nov 30-Dec 04: Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, WACA
Australia vs South Africa schedule for 2012-13
- Dec 06-08: CA Chairman's XI v Sri Lankans, Manuka Oval, Canberra
- Dec 14-18: Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Bellerive Oval
- Dec 26-30: Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, MCG
- Jan 03-07: Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, SCG
- Jan 11: Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, MCG
- Jan 13: Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Adelaide Oval
- Jan 18: Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Gabba
- Jan 20: Australia v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, SCG
- Jan 23: Australia v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Bellerive Oval
- Jan 26: Australia v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Sydney Olympic Park
- Jan 28: Australia v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, MCG