The Proteas are in line to play a three-Test series against Australia in December, with the third Test in Adelaide set to be a day-night encounter.
According to reports, Perth’s WACA Ground will launch Australia’s international summer in December with the first Test against the Proteas, while Hobart is predicted to hold off competition from Canberra to host the second Test, with the series culminating with the day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval.
After the success of last summer’s historic day-night Test against New Zealand, which was played in front of 123,736 people across three days, Cricket Australia said it was keen to explore the possibility of more day-night Tests.
Brisbane is set to be the second city in the world to host a day-night Test, where Australia will also play Pakistan in December, followed by the traditional Boxing Day and New Year’s Tests in Melbourne and Sydney respectively.
Cricket Australia is not yet willing to discuss the schedule, given the complicated nature of the planning involved.
‘Piecing the summer schedule together is a complex task, that involves many working drafts, and is still very much a work in progress, including discussions with visiting cricket boards,’ a CA spokesperson said. ‘We won’t be drawn on speculation at this point in time.’