The coronavirus epidemic had sabotaged the international calendar of various sporting events all across the globe. However, after several months, sporting activities started to resume. Countries took the necessary steps to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Barring India, teams like England, Australia, West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland returned to cricketing action. Meanwhile, the BCCI hosted the Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. To ensure the complete safety of the players, the games were played in a bio-secure bubble.
Mumbai Indians defended their title for the first time and lifted their fifth IPL trophy. After the IPL came to a close, Team India led by Virat Kohli took a flight down under this month for an important assignment. Currently, the Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli are in Australia.
Recently, Indian captain Virat Kohli posted video clips of him sweating it out at the training session.
The full-fledged tour comprises three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. The overseas tour kicks off with the ODI series. The first ODI will commence on November 27 at the SCG.
Busy schedule in 2021 awaits India
Indian cricket team didn’t play the sport for almost 8 months this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. They have a hectic schedule for the next year.
Virat Kohli’s team didn’t play a match since March when the virus infection hit the whole world.
At the beginning of this year, Team India invited Sri Lanka and Australia for the home series. After that, they flew to New Zealand for a full-fledged overseas tour. Virat Kohli & Co played an ODI series at home against South Africa when the sport was called off due to COVID-19.
India’s cricket body to implement rotational policy
Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has expressed its interest to give opportunities to talented cricketers.
This is the main reason why the BCCI is looking forward to implementing a rotational policy for available cricketers.
“We understand it will be tough on the players but we are obliged to honor FTP commitments. We have a bigger pool of talent now and players and will make sure players that get ample rest before called in for India duties. Rotation policy will surely come into play”, BCCI informed.
Team India’s 2021 Schedule
1) January – March: India host England (4 Tests, 4 ODIs, 4 T20s)
2) April – Indian Premier League 2021
3) June – Tour of Sri Lanka (3 ODIs, 5 T20s)
4) June – July: Asia Cup 2021
5) July – Tour of Zimbabwe (3 ODIs)
6) July – September: Tour of England (5 Tests)
7) October – India host South Africa (3 ODIs, 5 T20s)
8) October – November: ICC World T20 2021
9) November – December: India host New Zealand (2 Tests, 3 T20s)
10) December – Tour of South Africa (3 Tests, 3 T20s