BCCI announces complete schedule for Australia, New Zealand series
New Delhi : Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram will get their first taste of international cricket when Australia and New Zealand visit India for back to back limited overs tours starting later this month.
According to the schedule released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday, India will play Australia in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series followed by three Twenty20 Internationals (T20I).
The Australians will play a warm-up match against a Board President XI team in Chennai on September 12 followed by the first ODI at the same venue on September 17.
Kolkata will host the second ODI on September 21 followed by Indore (September 24), Bengaluru (September 28) and Nagpur (October 1). The T20Is will be hosted by Ranchi (October 7), Guwahati (October 10) and Hyderabad (October 13).
The home series against New Zealand will start on October 22 with the Black Caps taking on India in three One-Day Internationals and as many Twenty20 Internationals.
The ODIs will be hosted by Mumbai (October 22), Pune (October 25) and the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association either at Kanpur or Lucknow on October 29.
The T20Is will be hosted by Delhi (November 1), Rajkot (November 4) and Thiruvananthapuram (November 7).
The series against New Zealand will be preceded by two warm-up matches on October 17 and October 19 in Mumbai.
Here are complete schedule for Australia, New Zealand series:
India vs Australia schedule :
Sep 12: Warm-up match in Chennai
Sep 17: 1st ODI in Chennai
Sep 21: 2nd ODI in Kolkata
Sep 24: 3rd ODI in Indore
Sep 28: 4th ODI in Bengaluru
Oct 1: 5th ODI in Nagpur
Oct 7: 1st T20I in Ranchi
Oct 10: 2nd T20I in Guwahati
Oct 13: 3rd T20I in Hyderabad
India vs New Zealand schedule:
Oct 17: 1st warm-up match at CCI, Mumbai
Oct 19: 2nd Warm-up match at CCI, Mumbai
Oct 22: 1st ODI in Mumbai
Oct 25: 2nd ODI in Pune
Oct 29: 3rd ODI (to be hosetd by UPCA)
Nov 1: 1st T20I in Delhi
Nov 4: 2nd T20I in Rajkot
Nov 7: 3rd T20I in Thiruvananthapuram.