Bcci announce Indian team schedule for limited series against Australia and South Africa


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These two tournaments, according to BCCI, will prepare India for the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled for October.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced that India’s home series against Australia will begin on September 20. The Australian cricket team is set to tour India for three T20Is. This will be followed by a full series of limited series against South Africa, which is due to start on September 28. The Proteas will play three T20Is and as many one-day internationals (ODI).

In a tweet, India’s cricket governing body said: “The Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) announced the schedule for the upcoming Australia and South Africa tour of India on Wednesday. India’s 2022-23 home international season will kick off with a three-game T20I series against Australia on September 20 and will be followed by a three-game T20I and ODI series against South Africa.

As per the schedule, the T20’s first match against Australia will take place in Mohali on September 20. The second match will be played in Nagpur on September 23 and the third in Hyderabad on September 25. This will be Australia’s first tour of India since 2020 when they lost 2-1 to the hosts in a three-game ODI series.

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Meanwhile, the T20 series against South Africa will kick off in Thiruvananthapuram on September 28. Guwahati and Indore will host the second and third matches of the T20 on October 2 and 4 respectively. Thereafter, the first match of the three-game ODI series against South Africa will be played in Lucknow on October 6. Ranchi and Delhi will host the second and third ODIs on October 9 and 11 respectively.

The Proteas last toured India in June for a five-game T20I series. The series ended in a 2-2 draw, with the final match in Bengaluru being called off.

These two tournaments, according to BCCI, will prepare India for the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled for October. This time Australia is hosting the T20 World Cup. India will play their first match of the T20 World Cup against Pakistan on October 23.

Currently, the Indian team is playing a five-game T20I series against West Indies. Later this month, they are set to play three ODIs in Zimbabwe.




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