After completing a 9-0 clean sweep of Sri Lanka on their tour, India are now back home for an action-packed home season of their own.
The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) has announced fixtures of India’s action-packed home series against Australia and New Zealand, as the Men in Blue will play 8 One-Day Internationals and 6 T20 Internationals in about two months at home.
The home series opener will begin on 17th September in Chennai, before it travels to Kolkata for the 2nd ODI on 21st. Indore hosts the 3rd ODI on 24th September, before the 4th ODI will be played on 28th September in Bengaluru.
The matches will then shift to Nagpur for the final ODI on 1st October, before there is a 5-day break. Ranchi will be the host for the 1st T20I on 7th October, followed by games in Guwahati and Hyderabad, on 10th and 13th of October respectively.
However, there will be a warm-up game arranged for the visiting Australian team in Chennai, before the ODI series, on the 12th of September.
The BCCI will also arrange two practice games ahead of New Zealand’s tour of India, with games scheduled on 17th and 19th of October in Mumbai. The series opener will also be played in the same city on 22nd October, before the venue is shifted to Pune for the 2nd ODI on 25th October.
The 3rd ODI on 30th October is to be played at Kanpur, before Delhi hosts the 1st T20I between the two sides on 1st November. The team will play their 2nd T20I at Rajkot, before they move on to Thiruvananthapuram for the final T20I of the series.
Both New Zealand and Australia visited India for their 2016-17 home summer, yet both ended their tours on the losing side. New Zealand lost both the ODI and Test series they played against the Men in Blue, while the Test series against Australia ended 2-1 in favour of India.
Moreover, after the introduction of three new Test venues in Indore, Rajkot and Visakhapatnam last season, BCCI has now further introduced two new venues, including Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram, with the latter hosting the last T20I against India.
The complete schedule of the limited-overs tour is listed below:
India vs Australia:
12th Sept, Chennai – warm-up game
17th Sept, Chennai – 1st ODI
21st Sept, Kolkata – 2nd ODI
24th Sept, Indore – 3rd ODI
28th Sept, Bengaluru – 4th ODI
1st Oct, Nagpur – 5th ODI
7th Oct, Ranchi – 1st T20I
10th Oct, Guwahati – 2nd T20I
13th Oct, Hyderabad – 3rd T20I
India vs New Zealand:
17th Oct, Mumbai – 1st warm-up game
19th Oct, Mumbai – 2nd warm-up game
22nd Oct, Mumbai – 1st ODI
25th Oct, Pune – 2nd ODI
29th Oct, Kanpur – 3rd ODI
1st Nov, Delhi – 1st T20I
4th Nov, Rajkot – 2nd T20I
7th Nov, Thiruvananthapuram – 3rd T20I