Australia’s New Cricket Season to Begin With Test Series Against Pakistan

The iconic stadium in Perth is all set to host the opening encounter of the three-match Test series between Australia and Pakistan scheduled for December this year.

As per the media reports, the Australian Test summer will begin in Perth and then move on to the next two traditional holiday Tests in Melbourne and Sydney.

Last month, Christina Matthews, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Western Australian Cricket, expressed her interest in hosting Pakistan for a Test match at Optus Stadium.

To this end, Matthews requested Cricket Australia (CA) to give Perth the opportunity to host a match against Pakistan instead of the West Indies for the second year in a row.

The Babar Azam-led Test side is scheduled to visit Australia in December-January for a three-match Test series that will be part of the next ICC Test Championship 2023-25 cycle.

It is worth noting that the national team has never played a five-day Test match in Perth as their previous experience at the venue was limited to T20I matches.

The national team had previously toured Australia in 2019-20 for a two-match Test series, which the host side won 2-0.

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