The Australian Men’s cricket team has a busy schedule lined up with none being bigger than their tour of India next year where they play four Tests, as part of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, in February-March 2023.
The 4-match series is part of the World Test Championship (WTC) 2021-23 cycle and it could well determine who pulls ahead in the race to make it to the finals of the WTC.
Prior to that series, the white-ball team will travel to India for a 3-match T20I series. It is believed to help prepare for the upcoming T20 World Cup this year which will be held in Australia itself.
India currently holds the Border-Gavaskar Trophy following a stunning 2-1 series victory back in January 2021. After a crushing defeat in Adelaide, the Asian giants turned it around with their skipper, Virat Kohli, to clinch the series at the daunting Gabba.
The Aussies will have revenge on their minds as they tour next year. They are currently ranked No.1 and are atop the WTC points table with 5 wins and 3 draws in 8 matches, a points percentage of 75.
As for the Men in Blue, which will be playing under the new captain, Rohit Sharma, they are in the 3rd spot with 6 wins, 3 losses, and 2 draws in a total of 11 matches – a points percentage of 58.33.
The top two teams in the WTC points table will be playing the final which is tentatively scheduled to be held at the iconic Lord’s in England. New Zealand is the current WTC defending champion.
Australia tour of India:
3-match T20I series – September 2022
4-match Test series – February-March 2023