Australia tour of India 2023: Delhi likely to host a Test match after 5 years; Dharamsala, Ahmedabad could host other fixtures - Reports


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In an update regarding Australia's tour of India in 2023, it is being learned that Delhi is set to host a Test match after more than five years when the Pat Cummins-led team come to Indian shores for a four-match Test series in February-March next year. Other than Delhi, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala and one among Nagpur, Chennai or Hyderabad could host the remaining matches.

The same has been claimed in a report carried out by the news agency PTI.

The Test series is important for multiple reasons as not only does it count for the World Test Championships points but India might have to beat the Kangaroos in each of the four Test matches and complete a clean sweep in order to reach the finals.

"Delhi is likely to host the second of the four Test matches as of now. The dates will be out as and when the Tours and Fixtures committee hold its meeting. Dharamsala, which hosted its first and only Test almost six years back, against Australia in March 2017, will probably host the third Test," a senior BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI.

One out of the four Test matches will be a pink-ball Test but it is still to be decided which one of the four it will be. While the Test series opener is expected to be played in Nagpur,   Chennai or Hyderabad, the Narendra Modi Stadium, which is the largest in the world, could host the final Test.

After a reduction in the number of daily COVID-19 infections, the BCCI has hosted a total of eight Test matches with four against England in 2021- two each being played in Chennai and Ahmedabad, two against New Zealand being played- one each in Kanpur and Mumbai and two against Sri Lanka- one in Chandigarh and the other in Bengaluru.

(With inputs from PTI)


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