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Australia will begin their new year with an ODI and T20 series against India at their own backyard.Reuters

The year 2015 has come to an end and cricket fans around the world will be looking forward to more cricketing action in the new year. 

We all witnessed Australia become the world champions of 50-over cricket for the fifth time in 2015. We also got to see India reaching the no. 2 position in the ICC Test rankings in 2015. Now it is time for us to take a look at the cricket schedule of all the major cricketing nations for 2016.

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Australia will kick-start their new year with a couple of limited-overs series against India, starting from 12 January. This series will have five ODIs and three T20 international matches. 

England are currently touring South Africa for a full length series which consists of four Tests, five ODIs and two T20 matches. 

New Zealand are currently playing against Sri Lanka and they are scheduled to host Pakistan and Australia ahead of the ICC World T20 2016, which will be held in India. The Kiwis will also embark on an India tour towards the latter half of 2016. 

South Africa, apart from the England series, will also host Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand in 2016. The Proteas will also be involved in a tri-series with Australia and West Indies in the middle of the year. 

Pakistan have a number of tours in their schedule. They will be touring New Zealand in two parts. They will then tour England, West Indies and Australia in the New Year, while there is also a possibility of a series against India.

Sri Lanka are currently touring New Zealand and then they will tour India before the ICC World T20 2016. Post the T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka are scheduled to tour England, Zimbabwe and South Africa. 

England cricket schedule 2016.
Month Tours & matches Full fixtures
Jan-Feb England tour of South Africa, 4 tests, 5 ODIs + 2 T20s England v South Africa 2016
March T20 World Cup 2016 in India (16 team ICC tournament) World T20 2016
May-June Sri Lanka tour of England, 3 tests, 5 ODIs + 1 T20 England v Sri Lanka 2016
July-Aug Pakistan tour of England, 4 tests, 5 ODIs + 1 T20 England v Pakistan 2016
October England tour of Bangladesh, 2 tests + 3 ODIs England v Bangladesh 2016
Nov-Dec England tour of India, 5 test matches England v India 2016
Australia cricket schedule 2016.
Month Tours & matches Full fixtures
January West Indies tour of Australia, last test match Australia v West Indies 2016
January India tour of Australia, 5 ODIs + 3 T20s Australia v India 2016
February Australia tour of New Zealand, 2 tests + 3 ODIs Australia v New Zealand 2016
March Australia tour of South Africa, 3 T20 series Australia v South Africa 2016
March T20 World Cup 2016 in India (16 team ICC tournament) World T20 2016
June Australia v South Africa v West Indies Tri-series Tri-series 2016
July & August Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 3 tests, 5 ODIs + 2 T20s Australia in SL 2016
October Australia tour of South Africa, 5 ODI series Aus v SA 2016
December Pakistan tour of Australia, 3 tests + 6 ODIs Aus v Pak 2016
New Zealand cricket schedule 2016.
Month Tours & matches Full fixtures
January Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2 T20 series SL v NZ 2016
January Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 3 T20s + 3 ODIs Pak v NZ 2016
February Australia tour of New Zealand, 3 ODIs + 2 test matches Aus v NZ 2016
March T20 World Cup 2016 in India (16 team ICC tournament) World T20 2016
July New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe, 2 tests NZ v Zim 2016
August New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2 test matches NZ v SA 2016
October New Zealand tour of India, 3 tests + 5 ODIs India v NZ 2016
November Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2 test matches Pak v NZ 2016
December Bangladesh tour of New Zealand, 2 tests, 3 ODIs + 2 T20s NZ v Bdesh 2016
South Africa cricket schedule 2016.
Month Tours & matches Full fixtures
Jan-Feb England tour of South Africa, 4 tests, 5 ODIs + 2 T20s England v South Africa 2016
March Australia tour of South Africa, 3 T20 series Australia v South Africa 2016
March T20 World Cup 2016 in India (16 team ICC tournament) World T20 2016
June Australia v South Africa v West Indies Tri-series Tri-series 2016
July New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe, 2 tests NZ v Zim 2016
August New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2 test matches NZ v SA 2016
October Australia tour of South Africa, 5 ODI series Aus v SA 2016
December Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 3 tests, 3 ODIs + 3 T20s SL v SA 2016
Pakistan cricket schedule 2016.
Month Tours & matches Full fixtures
January Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 3 T20s + 3 ODIs Pak v NZ 2016
Feb-Mar Asia cup (India v Pakistan v Sri Lanka v Bangladesh v Qualifier) T20 tournament Asia cup 2016
March T20 World Cup 2016 in India (16 team ICC tournament) World T20 2016
July-Aug Pakistan tour of England, 4 tests, 5 ODIs + 1 T20 England v Pakistan 2016
October Pakistan v West Indies (venue undecided), 3 tests, 5 ODIs + T20 Pak v WI 2016
November Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2 test matches Pak v NZ 2016
December Pakistan tour of Australia, 3 tests + 6 ODIs Aus v Pak 2016
Sri Lanka cricket schedule 2016.
Month Tours & matches Full fixtures
January Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2 T20 series SL v NZ 2016
February Sri Lanka tour of India, 3 T20s India v Sri Lanka 2016
Feb-Mar Asia cup (India v Pakistan v Sri Lanka v Bangladesh v Qualifier) T20 tournament Asia cup 2016
March T20 World Cup 2016 in India (16 team ICC tournament) World T20 2016
May-June Sri Lanka tour of England, 3 tests, 5 ODIs + 1 T20 England v Sri Lanka 2016
July & August Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 3 tests, 5 ODIs + 2 T20s Australia in SL 2016
Oct-Nov Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe, 2 tests, 3 ODIs SL in Zim 2016
December Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, 3 tests, 3 ODIs + 3 T20s SL v SA 2016
West Indies cricket schedule 2016.
Month Tours & matches Full fixtures
January West Indies tour of Australia, last test match Australia v West Indies 2016
March West Indies tour of New Zealand, 3 T20s Australia v West Indies 2016
March T20 World Cup 2016 in India (16 team ICC tournament) World T20 2016
June Australia v South Africa v West Indies Tri-series Tri-series 2016
July-Aug India tour of West Indies, 4 test matches India v West Indies 2016
October Pakistan v West Indies (venue undecided), 3 tests, 5 ODIs + T20 Pak v WI 2016 
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