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Nine’s Summer of Cricket: guide

Nine's annual "Summer of Cricket" begins in November.

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Nine’s annual “Summer of Cricket” begins on Thursday, November 5, with the First Test between Australia and New Zealand at the GABBA in Brisbane.

Nine’s commentary team across the season features Bill Lawry, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Mark Nicholas, Michael Slater, James Brayshaw, Shane Warne, Brett Lee and Mike Hussey, with guest appearances from Michael Clarke. Also joining will be New Zealander Ian Smith.

The trans-Tasman Test opens three months of top-class international cricket Live on the Nine Network as the world’s best players head for our shores to settle some old scores.

New Zealand and Australia will meet in the three-match Commonwealth Bank Test Series in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Australia then play the cool cats from the Caribbean, the West Indies, in a three-match Commonwealth Bank Test Series in Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney.

In January, Australia play India in the five-match VB One-Day International Series in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, with India carrying the expectations of more than 1.2 billion people back home.

Australia and India will also be out for bragging rights when their men’s and women’s teams face off in the three-match KFC Twenty20 International Series in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

More than 16 million Australians, a staggering 70 per cent of the population, tuned in to last summer’s cricket coverage, and the 2015-16 summer of cricket promises to deliver even more of what viewers have come to expect from Nine’s Wide World of Sports.

2015-16 – Broadcast Schedule

Commonwealth Bank Test Series
November 5 – 9
Australia v New Zealand
Brisbane

November 13 – 17
Australia v New Zealand
Perth

November 27 – December 1
Australia v New Zealand
Adelaide

December 10 – 14
Australia v West Indies
Hobart

December 26 – 30
Australia v West Indies
Melbourne

January 3 – 7
Australia v West Indies
Sydney

VB One-Day International Series
January 12
Australia v India
Perth

January 15
Australia v India
Brisbane

January 17
Australia v India
Melbourne

January 20
Australia v India
Canberra

January 23
Australia v India
Sydney

KFC Twenty20 International Series
January 26
Australia v India
Adelaide

January 29
Australia v India
Melbourne

January 31
Australia v India
Sydney

NB: Broadcast dates are subject to change.

13 Responses

    1. Love to know how you came to that conclusion. Cricket fans have no other way of viewing the games even if they can’t stand the verbal diarrhea that Channel Nine present as commentary, and ratings don’t take into account whether the volume is up

    2. If people are cricket fans and want to watch cricket than they are hardly going to not watch because of bad commentary. The ratings have nothing to do with bad commentary or the ridiculous advertisements viewers put up with. What viewers want is a commentary team refresh.

  1. I’m really hoping sport is going through a cycle. All these ex players being frontline commentators is just so painful. Someone who’s played the game at the highest level can offer an insiders point of view at times which is great, but having these dills with the verbal eloquence of a jackhammer deliver the commentary on every ball being delivered is just too much for me to sit through. Not to mention there’s the same add shoved down your throat at every chance and of course generally no HD. My cricket watching days are over for now.

      1. How do you know this?

        This article does not specify any of these matches are on GEM.

        If cricket is played during the news then one of 2 things happens. News is delayed until play concludes or viewers are switched over to GEM during the news. So the possibility of 1hr of cricket in hd hardly qualifies as hd.

  2. Television on mute, ABC Radio on.

    “Nine’s commentary team across the season features Bill Lawry, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor, Ian Healy, Mark Nicholas, Michael Slater, James Brayshaw, Shane Warne, Brett Lee and Mike Hussey, with guest appearances from Michael Clarke. Also joining will be New Zealander Ian Smith.”

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