INDIAN CRICKET TEAM MATCH SCHEDULE 2018-19

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Get the India team’s full ODIs, T20s and Test Matches cricket schedules and list of all upcoming matches of India cricket team. With an eye on next year’s ICC World Cup, the Indian cricket team will be playing around 30 ODIs in an estimated 63 international games across formats, scheduled for the 2018-19 season.

The national team will start its campaign in June with a short two-match T20 series against Ireland.

In the same month, they will host Afghanistan in Bangalore for the historic one-off Test. The marquee two and half month tour of England will start in July and end early September where India play five Tests, three ODIs and T20 each.

The marquee two and half month tour of England will start in July and end early September where India play five Tests, three ODIs and T20 each.

There is a window for the Asia Cup (this edition will be 50 over’s) keeping in mind the World Cup but the date and the venue is yet to be finalized. Asia Cup will have around 9 ODIs.

There is a window for the Asia Cup (this edition will be 50 over’s) keeping in mind the World Cup, but the date and the venue is yet to be finalized.

Asia Cup will have around 9 ODIs. India’s home season will be a short one with the West Indies coming for two Tests, five ODIs and three T20 Internationals during October-November.

After the tour of West Indies, India will go Down Under to play Australia in four Tests, three T20 Internationals and three ODIs in November-December.

The BCCI has taken a policy decision of not playing Test cricket in New Zealand as 3:30 am IST start to Test matches is not commercially viable for the world’s richest cricket board.

The New Zealand tour, from mid-January to mid February, will have five ODIs and five T20 Internationals.

In the second half of February, Australia will come to India for a limited over’s series where they will play five ODIs and two T20 Internationals.

The curtains will be drawn on the 2018-19 season with Zimbabwe coming for an inconsequential three-match T20 series.

Traditionally much stronger at home than abroad, the Indian team has improved its overseas form, especially in limited-over’s cricket, since the start of the 21st century, winning Test matches in Australia, England and South Africa. It has won the Cricket World Cup twice – in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and in 2011 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After winning the 2011 World Cup, India became only the third team after West Indies and Australia to have won the World Cup more than once, and the first cricket team to win the World Cup at home. It also won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. It was also the joint champions of2002 ICC Champions Trophy, along with Shri Lanka.

As of 10 February 2018, India is ranked first in Test and ODIs and third in T20Is by the ICC. Virat Kohli is the current captain of the team across all formats, while the head coach is Ravi Shastri. The Indian cricket team has rivalries with other Test-playing nations, most notably with Pakistan, the political arch-rival of India. However, in recent times, rivalries with nations like Australia and England have also gained prominence

India’s 2018-19 season itinerary estimated International Matches: 63

  • June 2018: vs Ireland (2 T20I) (Away)
  • June 2018: vs Afghanistan (1 Test) (Home)
  • July-September 2018: vs England (5 Tests, 3 ODI, 3 T20I) (Away)
  • September 2018: Asia Cup (Approx 9 ODIs) (Venue and Date yet to be finalized)
  • October-November 2018: vs West Indies (2 Tests, 5 ODIs, 3 T20I) (Home)
  • November-December 2018: vs Australia (4 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20I) (Away)
  • January-February 2019: vs New Zealand (5 ODIs, 5 T20I) (Away)
  • February-March 2019: vs Australia (5 ODI, 2 T20I) (Home)
  • March 2019: vs Zimbabwe (3 T20I) (Home).

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