The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the home schedule for the MasterCard home series against New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka. India will be playing a total of 6 T20IS, 9 ODI’s and 4 Test Matches in their home schedule.
All three series include an ODI series, which will help the four teams prepare for the ODI World Cup 2023, which is set to be held in India. The teams that end in the top eight positions of the Super League points table will directly qualify for the marquee event. India being the hosts, has earned them automatic qualification.
Consecutive games at home will help the team understand the conditions and strategize for the ODI World Cup. The Test series against Australia will be of great importance as India aims to make it to the World Test Championship finals. To qualify for the WTC final India needs to win all their remaining Test matches before the final at the Oval in London.
India has a hectic schedule on its hands, given that they will be playing continuously from the 3rd of January until the last week of March, which the Indian Premier League will then follow. The workload management for all players will be crucial as it is a World Cup.
The schedule for the home series is as follows:
Sri Lanka tour of India, 2022-23
|1||Tuesday||3rd January||1st T20I||Mumbai|
|2||Thursday||5th January||2nd T20I||Pune|
|3||Saturday||7th January||3rd T20I||Rajkot|
|4||Tuesday||10th January||1st ODI||Guwahati|
|5||Thursday||12th January||2nd ODI||Kolkata|
|6||Sunday||15th January||3rd ODI||Trivandrum|
The Sri Lanka series will be followed by a three-match ODI series against New Zealand where Hyderabad, Raipur, and Indore will play hosts. The second ODI on 21st January will be the first ODI for the city of Raipur as they will play host to their first international fixture. India will also play a three-match T20I series against New Zealand.
New Zealand tour of India, 2022-23
|1||Wednesday||18th January||1st ODI||Hyderabad|
|2||Saturday||21st January||2nd ODI||Raipur|
|3||Tuesday||24th January||3rd ODI||Indore|
|4||Friday||27th January||1st T20I||Ranchi|
|5||Sunday||29th January||2nd T20I||Lucknow|
|6||Wednesday||1st February||3rd T20I||Ahmedabad|
The Mastercard Australia tour of India for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will begin in Nagpur on February 9. India will then play the next three Test matches in Delhi, Dharamshala, and Ahmedabad. This will be the last edition of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy which will be a 4-match Test series feature.
Australia’s tour of India, 2022-23 – Test series
|1||9th – 13th February||1st Test||Nagpur|
|2||17th – 21st February||2nd Test||Delhi|
|3||1st – 5th March||3rd Test||Dharamsala|
|4||9th – 13th March||4th Test||Ahmedabad|
The home series will then conclude with a three-match ODI series that will be held in Mumbai, Vizag, and Chennai.
Australia’s tour of India, 2022-23 – ODI series
|1||Friday||17th March||1st ODI||Mumbai|
|2||Sunday||19th March||2nd ODI||Vizag|
|3||Wednesday||22nd March||3rd ODI||Chennai|