White ball cricket returns to the ‘G

Monday, May 30, 2022

The MCG will host its first white ball cricket match in over three years this November as One-Day International (ODI) cricket returns to the ‘G.

Cricket Australia today announced the schedule for the 2022/23 summer of cricket, which will see the MCG host two international cricket matches for the summer.

The International season begins at the MCG with Australia hosting arch rivals, England in a One-Day International match on Tuesday November 22.

The match is the first One-Day International match at the venue since India defeated Australia by seven wickets in January, 2019. The last time Australia and England met in an ODI at the MCG was in 2018 when England defeated Australia by five wickets.

December will see South Africa take on Australia in the Boxing Day Test, beginning December 26.

The two countries last met in a Test at the MCG in 2008 with South Africa defeating Australia by nine wickets. South Africa’s Dale Steyn was named Player of the Match with two five-wicket innings, while Australian captain Ricky Ponting fell one run short of making two centuries in the match. South Africa’s Jean-Paul Duminy also made the MCG’s Honour Board with a knock of 166 runs from 340 balls.

The two international fixtures top-off a jam-packed cricket season for fans, with the Men’s ICC T20 World Cup also coming to the MCG in October and early November.

Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer, Nick Hockley said he is looking forward to a huge 2022/23 summer of cricket.

“Following arguably the most successful summer in our cricket history last year, we are thrilled to announce an action-packed international schedule for our outstanding women’s and men’s teams," Hockley said.

“We are hosting a record six touring nations to Australia this season, in addition to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. It promises to be an incredible summer.”

Melbourne Cricket Club, ground manager of the MCG, Chief Executive Officer, Stuart Fox said he is looking forward to what will be a huge end to 2022.

“With the Men’s T20 World Cup, the return of One-Day International Cricket to the venue for the first time since 2019 and of course the Boxing Day Test, we’re being treated to a really exciting summer of cricket at the ‘G,” Fox said.

“We’re thrilled to be able to host cricket fans from near and far across the summer at the beating heart of Melbourne.”

Ticketing details for the two matches will be confirmed in due course.

2022/23 summer of cricket schedule

Men’s One-Day International
Australia v England
Tuesday November 22

Boxing Day Test
Australia v South Africa
Monday December 26 – Friday December 30