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08-Sep-2017 04:47:00 GMT
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India announces schedule for Australia, New Zealand series

New Delhi:  According to the schedule released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday, India will play Australia in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series followed by three Twenty20 Internationals (T20I).

The Australians will play a warm-up match against a Board President XI team in Chennai on September 12 followed by the first ODI at the same venue on September 17.

New Zealand's limited-overs tour of India will begin on October 22 and will see the stadiums in Thiruvananthapuram and UPCA making their international debut. India will play New Zealand in three ODIs and three T20Is in the tour that goes on from October 22 to November 7.

India vs Australia ODI Series Schedule
1st ODI - Sep. 17, Venue - MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, Time - 1:30 PM (IST)
2nd ODI - Sep. 21, Venue - Eden Gardens, Kolkata, Time - 1:30 PM (IST)
3rd ODI - Sep. 24, Venue - Holkar Stadium, Indore, Time - 1:30 PM (IST)
4th ODI - Sep. 28, Venue - M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, Time - 1:30 PM (IST)
5th ODI - Oct. 01, Venue - Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur, Time - 1:30 PM (IST)

India vs Australia T20I Series Schedule

1st T20I - Oct. 07, Venue - JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, Time - 7 PM (IST)
1st T20I - Oct. 10, Venue - Nehru Stadium, Guwahati, Time - 7 PM (IST)
1st T20I - Oct. 13, Venue - Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, Time - 7 PM (IST)

India vs New Zealand Schedule
22 October - 1st ODI, Mumbai, Time - 1:30 PM (IST)
25 October - 2nd ODI, Pune, Time - 1:30 PM (IST)
29 October - 3rd ODI, Kanpur, Time - 1:30 PM (IST)
1 November - 1st  T20I, Delhi, Time - 7 PM (IST)
4 November - 2nd T20I, Rajkot, Time - 7 PM (IST)
7 November - 3rd T20I, Thiruvananthapuram, Time - 7 PM (IST)

Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will get their first taste of international cricket.

Less than 10 days after the series against Australia ends, India take on New Zealand with Mumbai, Pune and the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association hostings the ODIs to be held on October 22, 25 and 29. The T20I series begins on November 1 at Delhi with the remaining two to be played in Rajkot and Thiruvananthapuram on November 4 and 7.

This will be the second time in as many years that New Zealand are touring India. While their 2016 tour consisted of three Tests and five ODIs, this one includes just limited-overs matches. Their last trip to India under the leadership of Kane Williamson wasn't successful as they lost both the Test series (3-0) and the ODI series (3-2).

New Zealand are the only side barring Pakistan, who haven't played since the conclusion of the Champions Trophy 2017. They will be looking to make the most of the two warm-up matches and a few players might well earn an opportunity if they perform in the A series that begins in late September.

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