The schedule for Australia’s Tour of India 2019 has been revealed.
Australia will tour India early next year for a limited-overs series. The white-ball only series will consist of 5 One-Day Internationals (ODI) and a couple of T20Is.
Prior to that, both the teams will renew their rivalry Down Under in November this year. It will be a full-fledged series. In a blockbuster tour, scheduled to begin from November 21 this year, both sides will compete in three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs.
The series will start off with the shortest format, with the first T20I to be played at The Gabba on November 21, 2018.
After the three-match T20I series, the two teams will compete in a four-Test series. The first Test will be played from December 6, 2018, at Adelaide Oval.
The second Test will be at the Perth Stadium and will begin from December 16. After a week’s break, the two teams will travel to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test. The fourth and final Test will begin from January 3, 2019 at Sydney Cricket Ground.
After that, the two sides will square off in 3-match ODI series. Sydney will host the first game while the tour will conclude with the third ODI at MCG on January 18.
And within a month, both the teams will square off again, this time in India. The games will take place between February and March. With the 2019 World Cup ahead, the series will be an important one for both the teams.
The ODI series will get underway on February 24. The short series will end with the final T20I onMarch 13.
Schedule of Australia’s tour of India 2019:
24 February 2019 – 1st ODI (Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali)
27 February – 2nd ODI (Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad)
2 March – 3rd ODI (Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur)
5 March – 4th ODI (Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi)
8 March – 5th ODI (JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi)
10 March – 1st T20I (M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru)
13 March – 2nd T20I(Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam)