Nine locks in Summer of Cricket

Nine has revealed the broadcast schedule for the summer of cricket due to begin in November.

The soundtrack to the long hot Aussie summer begins on Thursday, November 5, with the First Test between Australia and New Zealand at the Gabba in Brisbane.

The trans-Tasman Test opens three months of top-class international cricket live on the Nine Network as the world’s best players head for our shores to settle some old scores.

New Zealand and Australia will meet in the three-match Commonwealth Bank Test Series in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia then play the cool cats from the Caribbean, the West Indies, in a three-match Commonwealth Bank Test Series in Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney.

In January, Australia play India in the five-match VB One-Day International Series in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, with India carrying the expectations of more than 1.2 billion people back home.

Australia and India will also be out for bragging rights when their men’s and women’s teams face off in the three-match KFC Twenty20 International Series in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Nine’s commentary team features Bill Lawry, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Mark Nicholas, Michael Slater, James Brayshaw, Shane Warne, Brett Lee and Mike Hussey, with guest appearances from recently retired captain of Australia, Michael Clarke. Also joining the team will be New Zealand great, Ian Smith.

NINE’S INTERNATIONALSUMMER OF CRICKET

2015-16 – BROADCAST SCHEDULE

COMMONWEALTH BANK TEST SERIES

November 5 – 9

Australia v New Zealand

Brisbane

November 13 – 17

Australia v New Zealand

Perth

November 27 – December 1

Australia v New Zealand

Adelaide

December 10 – 14

Australia v West Indies

Hobart

December 26 – 30

Australia v West Indies

Melbourne

January 3 – 7

Australia v West Indies

Sydney

VB ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL SERIES

January 12

Australia v India

Perth

January 15

Australia v India

Brisbane

January 17

Australia v India

Melbourne

January 20

Australia v India

Canberra

January 23

Australia v India

Sydney

KFC TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL SERIES

January 26

Australia v India

Adelaide

January 29

Australia v India

Melbourne

January 31

Australia v India

Sydney

NB: Broadcast dates are subject to change.