Australia Hosting Afghanistan In Historic Test
Officials confirmed that Australia’s cricketers will play their first-ever Test match in Hobart later this year, ahead of hosting the Ashes against England.
Test of the five-match Ashes Series
The five-day contest will begin on November 27 at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena, with Australia meeting England in the first Test of the five-match Ashes series on December 8 at Brisbane’s Gabba field.
“The story of the Afghanistan cricket team is one of the most uplifting in international sport, and their record of three wins from their first six Tests prove they truly belong at this level,” added Hockley.
— Cric.News (@CricNewsToday) April 28, 2021
Cancelled Match Due To COVID-19
Afghanistan was given Test status in2018, and Australia had planned to play them in the longest version of the game for the first time last year, following this the match was canceled due to the global coronavirus pandemic and Cricket Australia had previously stated that they hoped England’s followers would be permitted to travel for the Ashes series and will be held at Perth Australia.
Australia to host Afghanistan in historic Test
— TOI Sports (@toisports) May 19, 2021
“In a perfect world, we would welcome the Barmy Army back to these shores for a summer of singing and sportsmanship. Of course, we will be guided by the Australian government on all things related to international travel,” said Cricket Australia.
Australia men’s Test cricket fixtures 2021/22
- One-off Test v Afghanistan:
- Nov 27-Dec 1: Blundstone Arena, Hobart
- The Ashes v England:
- Dec 8-12: 1st Test, Gabba, Brisbane
- Dec 16-20: 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (day/night)
- Dec 26-30: 3rd Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
- Jan 5-9, 2022: 4th Test, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
- Jan 14-18: 5th Test, Optus Stadium, Perth
Travel to Australia for non-essential purposes is now prohibited from the United Kingdom.