Team India is all set to play in a three-match ODI and a three-match T20I series against South Africa before the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. After facing the Proteas, the Men In Blue will go head to head against Australia in a three-match T20I series. The three-match series between India and Australia will start on 20 September in Mohali.
The second and third games of the series will be played in Nagpur on 23 September and in Hyderabad on 25 September respectively. Whereas, the three-match T20I series against South Africa will kick off in Thiruvananthapuram on 28 September, followed by Guwahati on 1 October and Indore on 3 October. The ODIs will be played in Ranchi, Lucknow and Delhi on October 6, 9, and 11.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly also talked about India’s upcoming home fixtures after the Apex Council meeting. He said, “We will host SA and Australia for three T20Is each before going for the T20 World Cup.”
“South Africa will come to India after concluding their ongoing England tour (in September). All those venues which didn’t get to stage a game against SA- Ranchi, Nagpur, Hyderabad. Lucknow, Indore, Mohali- will host T20Is against SA and Australia,” Ganguly continued
A source from the BCCI talked to PTI about how the board is planning to develop two full-strength national squads which will play in the above-mentioned tours. “As our secretary, Jay Shah had said recently, we will have two national teams of equal strength available. So the three ODIs will be played at a time when the national team leaves for the World T20,” a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
“The ODI as per rotation was to come to Kolkata but it was during the time of Durga Puja and CAB won’t be able to organize the police deployment during festival time. Hence one match has been allocated to Delhi,” a BCCI source added.
Australia and South Africa tour of India schedule:
T20Is vs Australia
20 Sep: Mohali
23 Sep: Nagpur
25 Sep: Hyderabad
T20Is vs South Africa
28 Sep: Trivandrum
1 Oct: Guwahati
3 Oct: Indore
ODIs vs South Africa
6 Oct: Ranchi
9 Oct: Lucknow
11 Oct: Delhi