The upcoming few months will be a busy as well as challenging one for Team India. They are scheduled to visit the likes of Schedule of Australia’s tour of India 2019 and New Zealand in addition to hosting several teams at home. The season will then conclude with the most challenging as well as all-important assignment – World Cup in England.
So here we take a look at all the series and assignments lined up for India from October to the next year’s World Cup.
West Indies will visit for India for a full-fledged series to kickstart the latter’s season. The full-fledged series will get underway with the Test leg followed by ODI and T20I series. The series consists of two Tests, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Prior to the main series, the visitors will also play a two-day practice match in Vadodara.
Rajkot will host the first Test from October 4 while Hyderabad will be the venue for the second and last game, starting October 12.
The ODI series will start from October 21 in Guwahati. The next four games will be held in Indore (October 24), Pune (October 27), Mumbai (October 29) and Thiruvananthapuram (November 1).
The T20Is will be held in Kolkata (November 4), Lucknow (November 6) and Chennai (November 11).
India vs West Indies Schedule:
1st Test – October 4-8, Rajkot 2nd Test – October 12-16, Hyderabad
1st ODI – October 21, Guwahati 2nd ODI – October 24, Vizag 3rd ODI – October 27, Pune 4th ODI – October 29, Mumbai 5th ODI – November 1, Thiruvananthapuram
1st T20 – November 4, Kolkata 2nd T20 – November 6, Lucknow 3rd T20 – November 11, Chennai.
Following the West Indies series, India will visit Australia.
The tour, featuring 3 T20Is, 4 Tests, and 3 ODIs, will commence on November 21 with the first T20I at Brisbane.
After the three-match T20I series, the two teams will compete in a four-Test series, the first of which will be played from December 6, 2018, at Adelaide Oval.
The second Test will be at the Perth Stadium and will begin from December 16. After a week’s break, the two teams will travel to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test which begins on December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The fourth and final Test between the two countries will begin from January 3, 2019 at Sydney Cricket Ground. At the end of the Test series, the two sides will square off in 3-match ODI series, the first of which will be played in SCG on January 12. The tournament will conclude with the third ODI at MCG on January 18.
India tour of Australia schedule:
November 21 – Australia v India, The Gabba, 1st T20I November 23 – Australia v India, MCG, 2nd T20I November 25 – Australia v India, SCG, 3rd T20I
December 6-10 – Australia v India, Adelaide Oval, 1st Test December 14-18 – Australia v India, Perth Stadium, 2nd Test December 26-30 – Australia v India, MCG, 3rd Test January 3-7 – Australia v India, SCG, 4th Test
January 12 – Australia v India, SCG, 1st ODI January 15 – Australia v India, Adelaide Oval, 2nd ODI January 18 – Australia v India, MCG, 3rd ODI
Following the Australia tour, India will fly further south to take on New Zealand. The month-long tour will see India playing five ODIs and three T20Is against the hosts.
India’s tour of New Zealand schedule:
1st ODI – January 23, Napier 2nd ODI – January 26, Mount Maunganui 3rd ODI – January 28, Mount Maunganui 4th ODI – January 31, Hamilton 5th ODI – February 3, Wellington
1st T20 – February 6, Wellington 2nd T20 – February 8, Auckland 3rd T20 – February 10, Hamilton
The New Zealand tour will end India’s long stay in the southern hemisphere. Virat Kohli & Co. will then return home to take on Australia and Zimbabwe. The schedule for the Zimbabwe series is not announced yet.
Schedule of Australia’s tour of India 2019:
1st ODI – 24 February 2019, Mohali 2nd ODI – 27 February , Hyderabad 3rd ODI – 2 March, Nagpur 4th ODI – 5 March, Delhi 5th ODI – 8 March, Ranchi
1st T20I – 10 March, Bengaluru 2nd T20I – Vizag
Following the home series against Zimbabwe, India will go to England for the World Cup.
India’s schedule at the World Cup including the dates for the semifinals and the final:
5 June: South Africa (Southampton) 9 June: Australia (Oval) 13 June: New Zealand (Nottingham) 16 June: Pakistan (Manchester) 22 June: Afghanistan (Southampton) 27 June: West Indies (Manchester) 30 June: England (Birmingham) 2 July: Bangladesh (Birmingham) 6 July: Sri Lanka (Leeds) 9 July: 1st Semi final (Manchester) 11 July: 2nd Semi final (Birmingham) 14 July: Final (Lords).