Cricket in 2023
We've put together a summary of all the best cricket in store in 2023 below, so read on!
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Off the back of an enjoyable WBBL season, the men return to Big Bash League action in December 2022.
Big Bash 2022-23
|T20 matches, including final||All over Australia||Dec 2022 – Feb 2023|
There are too many BBL fixtures to list here, with matches being played all over Australia. Don't miss a match, stay with YHA.
International Cricket (Men's):
Australia tours: Most of the fixtures for the Australian team in 2023 will be held overseas, here's a quick look at what's scheduled:
|India v Australia | Four match Test series and three ODIs (Norder- Gavaskar Trophy)||India||Feb - Mar 2023|
|England v Australia | Ashes Series||England||Jun - Jul 2023|
|South Africa v Australia | Five ODIs and three T20Is||South Africa||Aug - Sep 2023|
|India v Australia | three ODIs, Cricket World Cup and five match T20I series||India||Sep - Dec 2023|
Australia v Pakistan: December 2023 - January 2024 | Australia will host Pakistan for a three-match Test series.
International Cricket (Women's):
Pakistan Women tour of Australia: 16th - 29th January 2023
- 1st ODI | Allan Border Field, Brisbane
- 2nd ODI | Allan Border Field, Brisbane
- 3rd ODI | North Sydney Oval, Sydney
- 1st T20 | North Sydney Oval, Sydney
- 2nd T20 | Bellerive Oval, Hobart
- 3rd T20 | Manuka Oval, Canberra
What are the best places to stay for the cricket?
So - you're stumped for where to stay to see the tests or other international games? YHA is the best place to stay for the cricket at all the heavy hitting venues. With an affordable, friendly accommodation option (and sometimes more than one!) right in the host city centre, it's a no brainer to make YHA your hideaway at night so you can get on with enjoying the fun by day! We've got a ground-by-ground breakdown below, with info on how best to reach each ground from the YHA by public transport.
Sydney - SCG
The SCG is located in Moore Park, sandwiched between the CBD, Inner West and Eastern Suburbs. If you're staying at YHA Sydney Central, it's a short light rail ride from your doorstep, or a slightly longer one from YHA Sydney Harbour. Either way, it doesn't really get much more convenient!
Melbourne - MCG
Situated on the Yarra river, the MCG is an truly iconic ground. If you're coming from YHA Melbourne Central, 15 minutes on the tram is all it'll take, while YHA Melbourne Metro will take just a little longer and a tram and train transfer. Either is a fine choice, as you'll likely be spending hours at the stadium anyway!
Adelaide - Adelaide Oval
Another gorgeous riverside ground, Adelaide Oval is so slap-bang in the middle of town, it's almost as if the whole metropolis was built around it. YHA Adelaide Central is well within walking distance of the ground, and all you'll need to do is make sure the esky isn't too heavy to carry for a 15 minute stroll and you'll be right in the thick of it with minimal hassle.
Brisbane - The Gabba
Aside from its amusing name, The Gabba is a venerable and storied sporting field located just south of the Brisbane CBD. YHA Brisbane City is handily located a short walk from a 4-minute train journey right onto the stadium's front porch, and its rooftop pool is a great place to cool off after a long day in the sun, too!
Canberra - Manuka Oval
Manuka Oval is located just down the road from Parliament House, and 20 minutes on the bus from civic. Manuka may not be as physically imposing as some of the other grounds listed here, but it's home to several of Australia's matches with India and will feature prominently in early rounds of Big Bash League. It's also a great excuse to visit the nation's capital, if you're so inclined.
Hobart - Blundstone Arena
It may surprise you to learn that the cosy portside city of Hobart has room to accommodate a 20,000 capacity international sports stadium, but, it does! Located in Bellerive, across the river from the famous waterfront and city proper, Blundstone Arena is but a 20 minute bus ride or 10 minute drive from the door of YHA Hobart Central.
Check out our round up of other sporting events on this summer!
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