BCCI on Thursday announced the itinerary for India’s International home season 2023. India will kickstart its jampacked International season with a limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. The limited overs series will begin on January 3 with a T20I series followed by an ODI series. Following the conclusion of the Sri Lanka series, India will host New Zealand for ODI & T20I series in January itself. After the New Zealand series India will host Australia for four Tests & three ODIs in the February-March window before the commencement of IPL 2023.
Complete Details of India’s Home Season 2023:
India will host Sri Lanka for three T20Is of which the first T20I will be played in Mumbai on January 3 while the second & third will be played on January 5 & 7 in Pune & Rajkot. After the conclusion of the T20I Series India & Sri Lanka will lock horns in the three-match ODI series. The first ODI will be played in Guwahati on January 10 while the second & third ODI will be played on January 12 & January 15 in Kolkata & Thiruvananthapuram.
Just three days after the conclusion of the Sri Lanka Tour, the New Zealand tour of India will begin on January 18 with three-match ODI series. The first ODI will be played in Hyderabad while the second & third ODI will be played on January 21 & January 24 in Raipur & Indore. Notably, the newly developed Shaheed Veer Narayan Stadium in Raipur will host New Zealand’s second ODI.
After the conclusion of the ODI series, the action will shift to the T20I series. The first, second & third T20I will be played in Ranchi, Lucknow & Ahmedabad on January 27, 29 & February 1. This would be the second time when India will host New Zealand at home in the last 14 months. Earlier the Black Caps has toured New Zealand back in 2021 after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE.
Looking at the jam-packed International schedule it seems like there is no room for rest for the Indian team as just after the conclusion of the Series against New Zealand, India will lock horns with Australia in the four-match Test series in Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The Test fixtures will be played on February 9, 17 & March 1 at Nagpur, Delhi & Dharamsala. While the final Test will be played at Ahmedabad on March 9. If India manages to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by winning the 2022-23 edition then it could fix a spot in the finals of WTC.
After the end of the Border Gavaskar Trophy, India 7 Australia will play three-match ODI series. The ODIs will be played on March 17, 19 & 22 in Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam & Chennai. This means in total India will play nine ODIs at home which will help the Men in Blue to prepare for the ODI World Cup 2023 to be held in October & November 2023.
India Home Season 2023 Itinerary
Sri Lanka tour of India
|Jan 3||1st t20I||Mumbai|
|Jan 5||2nd T20I||Pune|
|Jan 7||3rd T20I||Rajkot|
|Jan 10||1st ODI||Guwahati|
|Jan 12||2nd ODI||Kolkata|
|Jan 15||3rd ODI||Trivandrum|
New Zealand tour of India
|Jan 18||1st ODI||Hyderabad|
|Jan 21||2nd ODI||Raipur|
|Jan 24||3rd ODI||Indore|
|Jan 27||1st T20I||Ranchi|
|Jan 29||2nd T20I||Lucknow|
|Feb 1||3rd T20I||Ahmedabad|
Australia tour of India
|Feb 9-13||1st Test||Nagpur|
|Feb 17-21||2nd Test||Delhi|
|March 1-5||3rd Test||Dharamsala|
|March 9-13||4th Test||Ahmedabad|
|March 17||1st ODI||Mumbai|
|March 19||2nd ODI||Vizag|
|March 22||3rd ODI||Chennai|