Indian Cricket Team Schedule 2021 – The coronavirus brought the entire world to a standstill in 2020. That meant cancellation of the fixed cricketing events that all teams were supposed to engage in. So, in order to make up for the lost months in the pandemic-stricken year, Team India will have to play continuous matches in 2021. BCCI said that they would honor all the commitments to foreign cricket bodies.
After the IPL 2020 ended, Team India are all set to tour Australia for their first bilateral encounter with an international team since the coronavirus halted all international events. They will play 10 matches comprising 4 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is which will commence on November 27, 2020 with the ODIs and will go on January 19, 2021.
Indian Cricket Team Schedule 2021 – upcoming cricket matches of India
2021 will certainly be busy for Team India so fans must gear up for the action-packed year with non-stop cricket scheduled for every month. The players will shuffle between international series, IPL and ICC T20 World Cup which was postponed to 2021 and the Asia Cup as well.
A total of 14 Tests, 16 ODI matches and 23 T20I matches will be played by Team India starting Jan 2021.
Indian Cricket Team Schedule 2021 – Tours and Tournament Schedule for 2021:
|January-March||England Tour of India||4 Tests, 4 ODIs, 4 T20Is|
|June||India tour of Sri Lanka||3 ODIs, 5 T20Is|
|June-July||India tour of Zimbabwe||3 ODIs|
|July-September||India tour of England||5 Tests|
|September-October||South Africa tour of India||3 ODIs, 5 T20Is|
|October-November||ICC T20 World Cup|
|November-December||New Zealand tour of India||2 Tests, 3 T20Is|
|December- January 2022||India tour of South Africa||3 Tests, several T20Is|
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Indian Cricket Team Schedule 2021 – Team India next cricket match schedule
So this sums up Team India’s cricketing schedule for 2021, which promises to be action packed for the viewers as they will get to witness lots of cricketing action certainly making up for the loss of cricket in 2020. But it will surely take a toll on the physical health of the cricketers as they will not get even one month of break. BCCI said to a source that since Team India now has a bigger pool of talented players to choose from, players would be rotated so that every player gets enough rest throughout the year.
Prior to the Indian Premier League which was contested in the UAE from September 2020, Team India played some matches till March 2020. Sri Lanka and Australia toured India for 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs respectively.
After these home matches, India went on to tour New Zealand for 3 ODIs, 5 T20Is and 2 Tests. After this, India came back home to host South Africa for a bilateral series which was later called off due to the coronavirus outbreak.