Tickets are available at www.cricket.com.au/tickets for men’s and women’s matches this summer.
Allan Border Field will be the first Queensland venue to take centre stage, hosting the second Women’s International series of the summer with three CommBank ODI matches taking place at the ground between Australia and Sri Lanka, beginning Saturday 5 October, 2019.
Australian Women’s cricket captain Meg Lanning, in training in Brisbane at the Bupa Natonal Cricket Centre ahead of the Women’s Ashes campaign in the UK, said she hoped fans would enjoy getting to see their heroes in action in the season ahead.
“It’s a really exciting summer of cricket ahead, and from our point of view, we’re looking forward to getting back to play at some of our favourite grounds in Australia,” she said.
“Allan Border Field, Junction Oval and Canberra are all venues that let us get close to the fans and we enjoy their support. We’ve built a good rapport with the crowds and hopefully they will be bigger and better than ever and ready to support us again.”
“We’re really looking forward to a big summer at home ahead of the Women’s World T20 Cup in Australia at the end of the season.”
Lanning said the female players were increasingly at ease with the busy playing schedule they now enjoyed.
“We feel like we are building as a group. We have a good variety and balance in the squad and we think we are ready for lies ahead.
“The Ashes format really encapsulates what women’s cricket is all about – the three formats and earning points from each – and we have prepared well so far, getting home to our States for a while and then coming to the National Cricket Centre here in Brisbane to get on turf and build some volume,” Lanning said.
The busy northern winter, featuring Australia’s men playing in the World Cup from 1 June followed by the traditional Ashes battle against England, as well as the No.1 ranked Australian Women’s team looking to retain the Women’s Ashes will set the scene for the coming summer down under.
The First Test of the Domain Series against Pakistan will be held at the Gabba in the traditional window for the opening Test match of the season from Thursday 21 November through to Monday 25 November.
Australia has not been defeated at the Gabba since 1988, and the return to a traditional day Test match in November is set to be warmly welcomed by supporters.
The Test match will also see the two teams compete for the ICC Test Championship points for the first time on Australian soil. The ICC Test Championship is designed to deliver greater context to Test cricket and make every match count with nine countries participating for the 2019-2021 title.
The Gabba will also host Sri Lanka as part of a Gillette T20 International series that will see the tourists play under lights on 30 October in Brisbane as part of a three-match series.
Allan Border Field will be the host venue for the first international matches of the summer to be held in Queensland in early October, as the world champion Australian Women’s team step up their preparations for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Australia 2020 from February next year.
Australia will take on Sri Lanka in three Commonwealth Bank One Day Internationals in Brisbane, which has successfully hosted sell-out women’s international games in the past two seasons.
The women’s ODI games will be held on Saturday 5 October, Monday 7 October and Wednesday 9 October.
Pakistan have played five Tests at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, drawing once and losing four of the encounters.
Pakistan played in the first ever Day/Night Test at the Gabba in 2016 when Australia won an exciting clash by 39 runs.
Tickets for the International matches in Queensland are also available through Ticketek.