Australia to tour India for T20Is, Tests: Details here
May 10, 2022, 02:27 pm
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The Australian cricket team will tour India for a three-match T20I series in September this year.
Cricket Australia, on Tuesday, announced the side’s gruelling schedule for the next 18 months.
The T20I series will be a lead-up to the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Australia.
Meanwhile, Australia will revisit India in February next year to play four Tests.
Why does this story matter?
- Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup title in 2021.
- They will look to defend their title at home this year (October-November).
- The three-match T20I series in India will help the two sides prepare for the mega ICC event.
- Both sides would want to try out different combinations.
- Besides, Australia will also play several white-ball games against Zimbabwe, New Zealand, West Indies, and England.
Australia Men’s schedule, as announced by Cricket Australia (1/2)
June-July 2022: Tour of Sri Lanka (3xT20s, 3xODIs, 2xTests)
August-September 2022: Zimbabwe (3xODIs) and New Zealand (3xODIs) at home
September 2022: White ball series in India (3xT20s)
October 2022: West Indies and England at home (6xT20s)
October-November 2022: T20 World Cup at home
November 2022: England at home (3xODIs)
December-January 2022-23: West Indies (2xTests) and South Africa (3xTests, 3xODIs) at home
Australia Men’s schedule, as announced by Cricket Australia (2/2)
February-March 2023: Test tour of India (4xTests). March-May 2023: Indian Premier League. June-July 2023: Ashes tour of England (5xTests, ODIs expected). August 2023: Test tour of South Africa (3xTests). October-November 2023: ODI World Cup in India.
Australia last toured India for T20Is in February 2019
Australia last toured India for a T20I series in February 2019. They cleaned up the hosts 2-0 in the series (1st T20I in Visakhapatnam and 2nd T20I in Bengaluru). Australia also beat India 3-2 in the five-match ODI that followed.
What about India’s schedule?
As far as the Indian cricket team is concerned, it will play a five-match T20I series against South Africa at home from June 9 to 19.
Meanwhile, a second-string Indian side is expected to tour Ireland for two T20Is in June this year.
The Test-regulars be involved in the remaining Test from last year’s England tour, scheduled to be held in July.