Sydney: Cricket Australia on Thursday announced its schedule for the 2020-21 home summer, with the Indian Men's team headlining the cricketing season.
As per the schedule, Virat Kohli-led India are set to play three T20Is and ODIs on either side of the four Tests in Australia which includes a Day-Night Test as well.
The first Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy will start from 3 December at The Gabba in Brisbane, but it won't be Australia's first match in red-ball cricket as a one-off Test against Afghanistan is pencilled on 21 November.
Afghanistan and Australia will meet for the first time in the Test arena and that match in Perth will be a Day-Night affair.
The Australian board expressed its confidence in hosting a safe and successful summer after announcing its 2020-21 men's and women's international schedule.
The packed season comprises of cricketing action in every month from August 2020 to February 2021, including the Men's T20 World Cup, but CA chief executive Kevin Roberts said that the schedule is subject to change amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.
October 11: 1st T20I at Gabba, Brisbane
October 14: 2nd T20I at Manuka Oval, Canberra
October 17: 3rd T20I at Adelaide Oval
December 3-7: 1st Test at Gabba, Brisbane
December 11-15 - 2nd Test at Adelaide Oval
December 26-30: 3rd Test at MCG
January 3-7: 4th Test at SCG
January 12: 1st ODI at Perth Stadium
January 15: 2nd ODI at MCG
January 17: 3rd ODI at SCG