Kolkata: Team India would play a total of 23 international matches from September to December this year after a meeting of the BCCI’s Tour and Fixture Committee in Kolkata today. India is also unlikely to tour South Africa this year and the your might happen in January next year.
Not only this, but two new venues in the form of the Barsapara Stadium in Assam and the Greenfield International Stadium in Kerala would host a T20I against Australia and Sri Lanka respectively.
The Virat Kohli led Indian team is currently in Sri Lanka for a full series and would get a small break before the home season kicks off.
It would begin the World champions Australia touring India for a limited overs’ series from September 17 to October 11, which would comprise of five ODI’s which would be played in Chennai, Bengaluru, Nagpur, Indore, Kolkata and three T20I’s in Hyderabad, Ranchi, Guwahati.
The Kiwis would then tour India beginning from October 22 to November 7 where they would play three ODI’S and the same number of T20I’S.
The venues for the 50-over series are Pune, Mumbai and Kanpur while the T20I’S would be played in Delhi, Cuttack and Rajkot.
After this, Sri Lanka would tour India for a return leg November 14 to December 24 which would feature the same number of matches that would be played in the ongoing series between these two nations.
The three Test matches would be held in Kolkata, Delhi and Nagpur, the three ODI’s would be played in Dharamsala, Mohali and Vizag while the three T20I’s would be hosted by Thiruvananthapuram, Indore and Mumbai. The Indian team would then fly off to South Africa.
With the matches being confirmed, it is definitely going to be great for the cricket fans all over the country as they would be able to see their favourite stars play against top quality sides. On the flip side, playing so many matches on the trot is likely to take a toll on the players.