On Thursday, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Indian Cricket Team’s future home tours in 2023 against Sri Lanka, and New Zealand alongside the much-anticipated Border-Gavaskar trophy between arch-rivals India and Australia.
The Rohit Sharma-led Indian side recently endured an agonizing defeat against England in the semi-final at the World T20 2022; wherein they were ineffectual in defending 169 and England stormed through the finals by 10 wickets.
Post that, the seasoned players, namely, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul were rested as Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan led the Indian team for Three T20Is and as many ODIs respectively in New Zealand.
The Indian Cricket Team is currently touring Bangladesh for three one-day internationals and a two-match test series. Having lost the first two ODIs against the home team, the Indian team would now be emphasizing the test series without Rohit Sharma, who injured his thumb in the second one-day international at Dhaka.
Amid that, the BCCI has established that India’s international home season will commence on January 3rd when the men in blue square off against Sri Lanka for three one-day internationals and three T20Is. Listed below is the complete schedule of the Indian Cricket Team in chronological order:
Sri Lanka Tour of India – January 2023
After the completion of the ongoing Bangladesh tour, India will commence their home tour program on January 3rd when they take on Sri Lanka for a three-match T20I series.
The first fixture will be hosted by Wankhede, Mumbai followed by the penultimate T20I fixture at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune and the final encounter would be contested in Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. The three ODIs would be hosted by Guwahati, Kolkata, and Trivandrum respectively.
|3rd January||1st T20I||Mumbai|
|5th January||2nd T20I||Pune|
|7th January||3rd T20I||Rajkot|
|10th January||1st ODI||Guwahati|
|12th January||2nd ODI||Kolkata|
|15th January||3rd ODI||Trivandrum|
New Zealand Tour of India – Jan-Feb 2023
The caravan will then shift to Zealand as India take on the Kiwis for a three-match ODI series followed by a three-match T2OI series commencing from 18th January.
Three venues, namely Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in Raipur, and Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore will host the three games of an ODI series against New Zealand.
Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium in Raipur will host its first-ever ICC-recognized international fixture when India will take on New Zealand in the second ODI.
|18th January||1st ODI||Hyderabad|
|21st January||2nd ODI||Raipur|
|24th January||3rd ODI||Indore|
|27th January||1st T20I||Ranchi|
|29th January||2nd T20I||Lucknow|
|1st February||3rd T20I||Ahmedabad|
Border-Gavaskar Trophy – Feb-Mar 2023
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy tour of India and Australia will commence on February 9th at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Both India and Australia’s hopes to get to the World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Oval next year depend utterly on their outcomes in these four Test matches. The three following Test matches will emerge at Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, and Delhi.
Indian team have conquered the last three Border-Gavaskar trophies, two of which transpired in Australia. The last time Australia hammered India in the four-match test series was back in 2014-15. Furthermore, the Border-Gavaskar trophy returns to India after 2016.
After a long-awaited five years, a test match would be conducted in the country’s capital. Dharamshala has only ever hosted one test, which was played in 2017, while Arun Jaitley last hosted a test match also in 2017 against South Africa. The last test is anticipated to be held in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The pink-ball test is also scheduled to be part of that fixture as mentioned by BCCI.
|9th – 13th Feb||1st Test||Nagpur|
|17th – 21st Feb||2nd Test||Delhi|
|1st – 5th March||3rd Test||Dharamshala|
|9th – 13th March||4th Test||Ahmedabad|
Australia Tour of India – March 2023
After the completion of the Border-Gavaskar trophy, the BCCI announced that India will host Australia for a three-match ODI series commencing on 17th March at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
|17th March||1st ODI||Mumbai|
|19th March||2nd ODI||Vizag|
|22nd March||3rd ODI||Chennai|
Post that, the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League would take place in the last week of March or the first week of April before the WTC final at Oval.