Australia hope for DN Test vs India

Optus Stadium during the BBL semifinal between the Scorchers and Hurricanes last summer

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"This coming summer will see three great cricketing nations right in our backyard, with New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South Africa all set to play at Manuka Oval", Mr French said.

Australia have an enviable test record at the Gabba in Brisbane, being undefeated there since 1988.

- CA still "working with" BCCI re making Adelaide Test a day-night match.

Adelaide will host two of six One Day Internationals to be played by the men's side: against South Africa on November 9 and India on January 15. However, this year, they are awaiting confirmation from India about whether they will ply under floodlights or not.

The decision by Cricket Australia reiterates their committment to developing professional cricket on the Gold Coast.

India will begin its Australia tour with a three-match T20 series from November 21 to 25, before competing in the four Tests.

The second Test, which is scheduled for December 14-18, will be the first time that a Test match will be played at the Perth Stadium.

"We have some of the best players in the world and I think the fans will appreciate the opportunity to see them on one of the biggest TV days of the year being AFL Grand Final night".

Mr French said that after the success of the women's Ashes matches in Canberra previous year, where Canberra had the largest crowd of the series, Cricket ACT was ecstatic to again host the Australian women's cricket team.

New stadiums in Perth and Adelaide have leapfrogged the outdated Gabba, where Australia has traditionally played the first test of each summer and not lost since 1988.

The Brisbane venue has received a day-night Test against Sri Lanka across the Australia Day weekend, while the second Test in the series will take place at Canberra's Manuka Oval.

The Tests will be followed by a three-ODI series from January 12 to 18.

After Adelaide, the Test series will move on to Perth, and then the two teams will square off with each other in the Boxing Day Test at MCG before ending the Test series with a New Year Test match in Sydney.

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