On Monday, BCCI (Board of Cricket Control of India) announced the number of cricket matches and teams India will play at home in 2019-20 season.
As World T20 is set to happen in October 2020, India is playing more T20 games (12) than Test (5) and ODI (9).
India will play 5 Tests in the home season which will be the part of the inaugural World Test Championship that begins after the 2019 World Cup.
The World Test Championship has been scheduled in such a way that India and Pakistan won’t play each other unless they both make the final.
South Africa will be the first team to play in India’s home season. They will play 3 Tests and 3 T20Is. South Africa’s tour of India will start from September 15 and will end on 23rd October. South Africa will come back in March 2020 to play 3 ODIs.
Up next is Bangladesh, they will play 2 Tests and 3 T20Is. This will be the first time Bangladesh playing a proper series in India.
The five cities which will host tests are – Vizag, Ranchi, Pune, Indore, and Kolkata. The cities which will host more than one match in home season are Mumbai, Pune, Vizag, Rajkot, Bengaluru, and Indore.
West Indies, Zimbabwe, and Australia will play only limited over cricket in India. The schedule for the home season is as follows
Freedom Trophy – 2019 against South Africa
1st T20I: 15 September, Dharamsala
2nd T20I: 18 September, Mohali
3rd T20I: 22 September, Bengaluru
1st Test: 2-6 October, Vizag
2nd Test: 10-14 October, Ranchi
3rd Test: 19-23 October, Pune
Bangladesh’s Tour of India – 2019
1st T20I: 3 November, Delhi
2nd T20I: 7 November, Rajkot
3rd T20I: 10 November, Nagpur
1st Test: 14-18 November, Indore
2nd Test: 22-26 November, Kolkata
West Indies’ Tour of India 2019
1st T20I: 6 December, Mumbai
2nd T20I: 8 December, Thiruvananthapuram
3rd T20I: 11 December, Hyderabad
1st ODI: 15 December, Chennai
2nd ODI: 18 December, Vizag
3rd ODI: 22 December, Cuttack
Zimbabwe’s Tour of India – 2020
1st T20I: 5 January, Guwahati
2nd T20I: 7 January, Indore
3rd T20I: 10 January, Pune
Australia’s Tour of India – 2020
1st ODI: 14 January, Mumbai
2nd ODI: 17 January, Rajkot
3rd ODI: 19 January, Bengaluru.