Australia will begin their Test summer later this year with an inaugural Test against Afghanistan in Perth while Gabba will host the opening match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against India.
The Afghanistan Test will take place from 21 to 25 November and will be a day/night affair. The first of the four Tests against India begins on 3 December in Brisbane. The second Test (11-15 December) will be a day/night affair at the Adelaide Oval, while the third (26-30 December) and fourth (3-7 January) Tests will be played at the MCG and SCG, respectively.
In January this year, India captain Virat Kohli had said that he was looking forward to defend the Border-Gavaskar Trophy irrespective of the venue.