As previously indicated, Nine’s summer of cricket begins with the All Star Twenty20 on Sunday, November 22, broadcast live from the Gabba in Brisbane from 7.30pm AEDT.
Shane Warne will captain the All Stars. Joining him will be Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist and Matt Hayden.
Fast bowler Dennis Lillee will coach the All Stars while former Test captain Greg Chappell will coach the Australian XI.
The 2009-10 international cricket season begins with the Test Series between Australia and the West Indies on Thursday, November 26, with the First Test at the Gabba. The Second Test will start in Adelaide on Friday, December 4, followed by the Third Australia-Windies Test in Perth from Wednesday, December 16.
Australia then play three Tests against Pakistan. The first encounter is the traditional Boxing Day Test from the MCG (December 26-30). The Second Test is in Sydney (January 3-7) and Hobart hosts the Third Test (January 14-18).
After the two Test series the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International Series fires up with Australia taking on Pakistan and the West Indies. The first one-dayer is set down for Friday, January 22 when Australia meet Pakistan in Brisbane.
Australia will also play three KFC Twenty20 Internationals this season, one against Pakistan and two against the West Indies.
Mark Nicholas will host the Wide World of Sports coverage, with Richie Benaud heading up thecommentary team of Bill Lawry, Tony Greig, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Michael Slater and James Brayshaw.
Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist will also feature for Nine.
The Cricket Show will air at lunchtimes during all five Test matches. Simon O’Donnell returns as host with domestic and international cricket news and scores.
Nine’s cricket coverage will be captured via thirty-four high definition cameras while the Hotspot, Hawk-Eye, Snicko and the Slo Mo Extreme cameras all return.
November 22, 2009: KFC Australian XI v Johnnie Walker ACA All*Star Team – Brisbane
3 MOBILE TEST SERIES: AUSTRALIA v WEST INDIES
November 26-30, 2009: Australia v West Indies – Brisbane
December 4-8, 2009: Australia v West Indies – Adelaide
December 16-20, 2009: Australia v West Indies – Perth
3 MOBILE TEST SERIES: AUSTRALIA v PAKISTAN
December 26-30, 2009: Australia v Pakistan – Melbourne
January 3-7, 2010: Australia v Pakistan – Sydney
January 14-18, 2010: Australia v Pakistan – Hobart
COMMONWEALTH BANK SERIES: ONE-DAY INTERNATIONALS
January 22, 2010: Australia v Pakistan – Brisbane
January 24, 2010: Australia v Pakistan – Sydney
January 26, 2010: Australia v Pakistan – Adelaide
January 29, 2010: Australia v Pakistan – Perth
January 31, 2010: Australia v Pakistan – Perth
February 7, 2010: Australia v West Indies – Melbourne
February 9, 2010: Australia v West Indies – Adelaide
February 12, 2010: Australia v West Indies – Sydney
February 14, 2010: Australia v West Indies – Brisbane
February 19, 2010: Australia v West Indies – Melbourne
KFC TWENTY20 INTERNATIONAL SERIES
February 5, 2010: Australia v Pakistan – Melbourne
February 21, 2010: Australia v West Indies – Hobart
February 23, 2010: Australia v West Indies – Sydney
Check local guides for times.