The high-profile Test series between India and Australia for the Border-Gavaskar trophy, which will take place between May 2023 and April 2027, will consist of 5 games.
The 5 Test matches between the two nations will be played for the first time since 1992.
Indian Team will visit Australia in December and January 2024–25 to play 5 Test matches, according to ESPNcricinfo. The subsequent season, however, will begin in India in early 2027. Thus, these two trips will be included in the ICC World Test Championship cycles of 2023–25 and 2025–27, respectively, in the following two years.
Indian squad and England Squad will engage in two 5-match Test series. They will host the English team in early 2024 and tour the UK the following year. The games in England will take place during the 2025–27 WTC cycle, while the home series will be covered by the 2023–25 WTC cycle.
India will be playing a total of 38 Tests:
Additionally, it has been revealed that the Indian Team will play a total of 38 Test matches. On their schedule, only Bangladesh (34) and New Zealand (32) have more than 30 Tests. To compete against Australia and England, the Indian Team will host a three-Test series against New Zealand in October and November 2024. Only two Tests are included in the remaining WTC series for Indian Team.
Indian Team won their first Test series in Australia back in 2018–19. Virat Kohli’s squad defeated Australia 2-1 to become the first Asian nation to triumph in a Test series played in Australia. A few years later, an understrength Indian squad registered a historic 3-wicket win at Gabba to defeat the Australians 2-1 despite the absence of key players from the team.
Meanwhile, sources report that the ICC’s upcoming FTP will provide a wider window for the Indian Premier League to be played (IPL). The league could last up to two and a half months, which will be reflected in the ICC’s FTP cycle.
The IPL 2022 season included the most games. The league included eight teams and 60 games each season between 2014 and 2021. According to BCCI, there will only be an increase in the number of games from 74 in 2023 and 2024 to 84 in 2025 and 2026 and then 94 in 2027.