The historic Commonwealth Bank Test match will be the first between the Australian and Indian women’s teams in 15 years, and the series will mark the first time the two sides have met since the record-breaking ICC T20 World Cup final at the MCG in 2020.
It would also be just the second ever day-night women’s Test match played anywhere in the world, following on from the successful standalone Ashes Test at North Sydney Oval in 2017.
The Australia-India women’s day-night Test match marks the start of an epic summer of international cricket in Western Australia.
Perth will host Test matches against two different international opponents in the same summer for the first time in 37 years with the Australia-India women’s Test to be followed by a men’s Ashes Test, the details of which will be announced later this week.
That announcement will also include details regarding men’s white balls matches to be played in Perth this summer.
Christina Matthews, WACA CEO, said Perth looked forward to starting the international summer of cricket against India, against whom she made her own Test and ODI debuts.
“We are thrilled to be hosting India at the WACA Ground under lights.”
“India is such an entertaining side to watch, we got to see them here last here year during the T20 World Cup and I can guarantee West Aussie’s will be in for an exciting match.
“The WACA Ground has a rich history and this match will be another great iconic moment to add to that, it will show the world how important the Ground still is to international cricket.”
The Australian women’s team played its first ever Test match against India at Perth’s Hale School in 1977. The match, won by the Margaret Jennings-led Australians by 147 runs, was just the eighth Test match ever played by the Indian women’s team and only their second overseas.
The Commonwealth Bank day-night Test at the WACA Ground will be the fifth women’s Test played in Perth and the tenth contested by the Australian and Indian teams.
Commonwealth Bank Women’s Test v India
September 30 – October 3: WACA Ground (Day-night)
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