Cricket is slowly gaining pace in the post-pandemic era and the fans are getting to watch daily cricket action on the field. Like currently, India is playing the Test series in Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan is also involved in the red-ball series. It is going to be a well-packed year that is full of cricket. And, Indian cricket team seems to have a busy year.
BCCI suffered a huge loss due to no cricket action for about four to five months. Even the Indian cricketers found it very difficult to cope up with their life without cricket. However, now, they are all set to play a heck of a cricketing series throughout the year.
Let’s Have A Look At The Full Schedule Of Indian Cricket Team For The Year 2021:
Indian Tour Of Australia
The Indian cricket team will begin their year with a Test match. They will play the remaining the final two games of the four-match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21. The third game of the series will be played in Sydney starting on January 7 followed by the final affair in Brisbane on January 15.
India vs Australia Schedule 2021-
Jan 7th-11: Australia vs India, 3rd Test, Sydney
Jan 15th-19: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane
India vs. England 2021:
BCCI recently announced that they will host England for the first home series in the post-pandemic era. They have picked the newly built Motera Stadium. This is the biggest cricket stadium in the world and will host an international game for the first time after renovation. England will play Tests, 5T20Is, and 3 ODIs against India.
February 5th-9th: India vs. England, 1st Test, Chennai
February 13th-17th: India vs. England, 2nd Test, Chennai
February 24th-28th: India vs. England, 3rd Test, Ahmedabad (Day/Night Test)
March 4th-8th: India vs. England, 4th Test, Ahmedabad
March 12th: India vs. England, 1st T20I, Ahmedabad
March 14th: India vs. England, 2nd T20I, Ahmedabad
March 16th: India vs. England, 3rd T20I, Ahmedabad
March 18th: India vs. England, 4th T20I, Ahmedabad
March 20th: India vs. England, 5th T20I, Ahmedabad
March 23rd: India vs. England, 1st ODI, Pune
March 26th: India vs. England, 2nd ODI, Pune
March 28th: India vs. England, 3rd ODI, Pune
India Tour Of Sri Lanka
Indian Premier League is expected to take place in the month of April and May. Soon after the 14th edition of the cricketing extravaganza, Team India will travel to Sri Lanka for playing five-match ODI series and as many T20Is. Although, BCCI has not released the schedule for the exciting tour to Island. But, it will most probably take place after IPL 2021.
Asia Cup 2021
In 2020, Asia Cup was schedule to take place. But, due to global pandemic the multi-nation tournament got postponed. It is expected that after playing ODI and T20I serie, Team India will stay in Sri Lanka for playing the high profile Asia Cup. They won the inaugaral season of the tournament. It is known that this is the year of T20 World Cup. And. all the teams will lock horns twice in the shorter format during the Asia Cup 2021.
India Tour Of Zimbabwe
After playing regular cricket in Sri Lanka, Indian cricket team will fly to Zimabwe for playing an important series. It will help Men in Blue in getting prepared for the T20 World Cup. Also, BCCI might try some new faces for the last time before going into the showpiece event.
England Tour Of India
England will host a tri-color nation for playing the five-match Test series. England will host India for a much-awaited Test series festival that will be a treat for every fan to watch. After playing India in India, England will look to avenge the loss of their previous Test defeat. On the other hand, India will have a bulk of work to do in order to adjust in away conditions. The fans can also expect bowling-friendly conditions in order to put the visitors on the backfoot.
England vs. India 2021 Schedule
August 4th-8th: England vs. India, 1st Test, Nottingham
August 12th-16th: England vs. India, 2nd Test, London (Lord’s)
August 25th-29th: England vs. India, 3rd Test, Leeds
September 2nd-6th: England vs. India, 4th Test, London (Oval)
September 10th-14th: England vs. India, 5th Test, Manchester
South Africa Tour Of India
India will then travel to South Africa for playing some limited-over cricket just before the 2021 T20 World Cup. And, BCCI is yet to release the schedule for the important tour of Proteas.
ICC T20 World Cup 2021
India will host ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and they will be the overwhelming favorites to win the shpowpiece tournament. They lifted the inauagral edition of the T20 World Cup. But, they lost to West Indies in semi-final in the previous edition of T20 World Cup.
New Zealand Tour Of India
India toured New Zealand in the year 2020. And, they will come to India towards the end of the year. They will play two Tests and three T20Is versus India in the final quarter of 2021.
India Tour Of South Africa
Proteas will face India twice in the same year. Earlier they hosted by Men in Blue for playing the limited-overs series. But, now Indian cricket team will host South Africa. The hosts will end their year playing Proteas in three-match ODI and three-match T20I series.