Women’s international cricket will also return to Adelaide, with Australia playing New Zealand in an ODI at the new Karen Rolton Oval (Park 25) on Sunday, 24 February.

The 2018-19 international fixture, released on Monday by Cricket Australia, confirms that Australia’s four-Test series against world No 1 ranked India will start in Adelaide on Thursday, 6 December.

The first Test match in Adelaide next summer has been confirmed as a day game.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) informed Cricket Australia that it will not play a day/night Test on the 2018-19 tour, ending a run of three consecutive pink ball Tests at Adelaide Oval against New Zealand, South Africa and England.

Adelaide Oval’s international program opens on Friday, 9 November, when Australia plays South Africa in a day/night Gillette ODI, the second of a three-match series.

A day/night ODI, the second of three 50-over matches against India, will be played on Tuesday, 15 January.

SACA Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw said the first Test against India would be the highlight of a busy season of international cricket in Adelaide.

“We put forward a strong case to secure the India Test and we are also thrilled to have been awarded two of the six men’s ODIs,” he said.

“Our major investment in redeveloping Karen Rolton Oval has also been rewarded with a women’s ODI.

“This is a great result for South Australian cricket, which again reinforces just how important it is that we position ourselves for future growth in what is a dynamic and challenging environment.

“That’s reflected in the current work we’re doing with our members to modernise our constitution and legal structure to ensure we can provide the best games, the best talent and the best experiences for South Australian cricket lovers for generations to come.”

SACA CEO Keith Bradshaw responds to the 2018-19 fixture
 

India last played a Test at Adelaide Oval in December 2014, the first Test match played at the redeveloped ground.

INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE 2018-19, ADELAIDE

9 November: Australia v South Africa, men’s ODI (Adelaide Oval)

6-10 December: Australia v India, men’s Test (Adelaide Oval)

15 January: Australia v India, men’s ODI (Adelaide Oval)

24 February: Australia v New Zealand, women’s ODI (Karen Rolton Oval)

FULL 2018-19 INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE

2018-19 Commonwealth Bank Women’s Series v New Zealand
First T20I Australia v New Zealand, North Sydney Oval – 29 September 2018

Second T20I Australia v New Zealand, Allan Border Field (Day) – 1 October 2018

Third T20I Australia v New Zealand, Manuka Oval – 5 October 2018

First ODI – Australia v New Zealand, WACA Ground (D/N) – 22 February 2019
Second ODI – Australia v New Zealand, Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide (Day) – 24 February 2019

Third ODI – Australia v New Zealand, Junction Oval (Day) – 3 March 2019

2018-19 Gillette Series v South Africa
First ODI – Australia v South Africa, Perth Stadium – 4 November 2018

Second ODI – Australia v South Africa, Adelaide Oval – 9 November 2018

Third ODI – Australia v South Africa, Blundstone Arena – 11 November 2018

T20I – Australia v South Africa, Metricon Stadium – 17 November 2018

2018-19 India Men’s tour of Australia
First T20I – Australia v India, The Gabba – 21 November 2018

Second T20I – Australia v India, MCG – 23 November 2018

Third T20I – Australia v India, SCG – 25 November 2018

First Test – Australia v India, Adelaide Oval –  6-10 December 2018
Second Test – Australia v India, Perth Stadium – 14-18 December 2018

Third Test – Australia v India, MCG – 26-30 December 2018

Fourth Test – Australia v India, SCG – 3-7 January 2019

First ODI – Australia v India, SCG – 12 January 2019
Second ODI – Australia v India, Adelaide Oval –15 January 2019

Third ODI – Australia v India, MCG – 18 January 2019

2018-19 Sri Lanka Men’s tour of Australia
First Test – Australia v Sri Lanka, The Gabba (Day-Night) – 24-28 January 2019
Second Test – Australia v Sri Lanka, Manuka Oval – 1-5 February 2019

Prime Minister’s XI
PM’s XI v South Africa – Manuka Oval – 31 October 2018

Governor-General’s XI
GG’s XI v New Zealand – Drummoyne Oval – 28 February 2019