05-Jun-2019 05:59:00 GMT
India announced 2019-20 Home Season Itinerary
New Delhi: Team India, who are currently playing the ICC World Cup 2019 in England, are up for a grueling home season ahead.
The 2019-20 home season, which starts from September, would see India play five teams in a span of six months.
India are scheduled to start proceedings against South Africa, when they play three Tests and three T20Is.
The season would see India playing five Tests.
While three of those Tests would be played against South Africa, from October 2 till 23, it would be followed by a couple more against Bangladesh, from November 14 to 26.
These five Tests would be a part of India's campaign for the recently launched ICC Test Championship series.
Notably, India are number one Test side.
With just five Tests, India would mostly put their focus on the white-ball cricket, especially T20Is, keeping in mind the ICC World T20 2020 in Australia.
While the tournament would be played from October 2020, India would like to start their preparations a year early.
They are scheduled to play 12 T20Is, three each against South Africa, Bangladesh, Windies and Zimbabwe.
The five Tests will be a part of the ICC's new Test Championship.
Itinerary - South Africa tour of India
September 15: 1st T20I in Dharamsala
September 18: 2nd T20I in Mohali
September 22: 3rd T20I in Bengaluru
October 2-6: 1st Test in Visakhapatnam
October 10-14: 2nd Test in Ranchi
October 19-23: 3rd Test in Pune
March 12: 1st ODI in Dharamsala
March 15: 2nd ODI in Lucknow
March 18: 3rd ODI in Kolkata
Itinerary - Bangladesh tour of India
November 3: 1st T20I in Delhi
November 7: 2nd T20I in Rajkot
November 10: 3rd T20I in Nagpur
November 14-18: 1st Test in Indore
November 22-26: 2nd Test in Kolkata
Itinerary - West Indies tour of India
December 6: 1st T20I in Mumbai
December 8: 2nd T20I in Thiruvananthapuram
December 11: 3rd T20I in Hyderabad
December 15: 1st ODI in Chennai
December 18: 2nd ODI in Visakhapatnam
December 22: 3rd ODI in Cuttack
Itinerary - Zimbabwe tour of India
January 5: 1st T20I in Guwahati
January 7: 2nd T20I in Indore
January 10: 3rd T20I in Pune
Itinerary - Australia tour of India
January 14: 1st ODI in Mumbai
January 17: 2nd ODI in Rajkot
January 19: 3rd ODI in Bengaluru