The one-day internationals will be split between Melbourne and Sydney, while the Test match will be played at Bradman Oval in Bowral to kick-start the year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Donald Bradman.
“The arrival of England’s women’s team at the end of January will add another element to an exciting summer of cricket,” Cricket Australia Acting CEO Michael Brown said.
“Recent matches between Australia and England have been extremely close. The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars are hungry for the challenge. The coming season will provide further development opportunities for the next generation of Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars ahead of the 2009 Women’s World Cup in New South Wales.”
Some younger members of the team were among the best performers during the Rose Bowl Series against New Zealand in July this year and their continued growth on the international stage will be one of the highlights of the summer.
The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars last met England in India earlier this year in a one-day international Quadrangular Series, with Australia winning both matches on their way to a tournament victory.
On their 2005 tour of England, the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars were forced to win a nail-biting fifth one-day international to narrowly edge the home team for the series.
England, however, currently holds the Women’s Ashes after they defeated Australia 1-0 in the two-Test series in 2005, meaning the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars must win in Bowral from 15-18 February to regain the trophy.
Following the series against England, the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars will travel to New Zealand for the annual Rose Bowl Series.
2007-08 Women’s International Program
Friday 1 February: Australia v England, Venue TBC
Sunday 3 February: Australia v England, MCG
Monday 4 February: Australia v England, MCG
Thursday 7 February: Australia v England, Drummoyne Oval, Sydney
Sunday 10 February: Australia v England, SCG
Monday 11 February: Australia v England, SCG
Friday 15 – Monday 18 February: Australia v England, Bradman Oval, Bowral
Tour Matches (50 Overs)
Monday 28 January: England v Australia U21, Venue TBC
Wednesday 30 January: England v Australia U21, Venue TBC
Thursday 31 January: Australia v Australia U21, Venue TBC