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BCCI announces home season schedule for India

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.

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.

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