Recovering from the 2020 season delay due to the pandemic, the Indian National Cricket Team are fully prepared to scale through a heavily packed schedule in 2021. According to the perfectly proven fact at hand, Virat Kohli and his colleagues will play cricket without a pause for the whole of 2021. They will be constantly engaged with either the Indian Premier League IPL or the International Cricket, without having a single moment to lay their head.
Apart from the Asia Cup T20 (June), ICC World Cup (October) and IPL 2021, from January through December 2021, the Indian cricket team will participate in 16 ODIs,14 Test Matches, and 23 T20 international games.
However, the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) has not officially announced this schedule, but with the data with us here, BCCI will give ultimate regard to all repealed series.
While interviewing one of the BCCI officials, he stated that they understand how hard it will be on the team, but they are obliged to respect FTP allegiance.
He further mentioned that they now possess multiple talented players and would ensure they get enough rest before representing their beloved country.
England host: India will host England from January to March after their return from Australia for a two-month-long game consisting of 4 Tests, 4 ODIs and 4 T20Is.
IPL 2021 : following their game with England, the team will start their groundwork for IPL 2021, which is scheduled to kick off in the last week of March till May.
Tour to Sri Lanka for Asia Cup 2021:
After the conclusion of IPL 2020, the team will travel to Sri Lanka in June for 5 T20I series and 3 ODI series. Without much Ado they will go on a trip to Island nation, the host of Asia Cup 2021 to claim their Asia Cup title.
Zimbabwe in July: India will be in Zimbabwe by July for 3 ODIs, but the senior team will be excluded providing a chance for young players to gain experience in Africa.
Tour to England: From July to September, team India will be in England again for a 5 match series. As a part of the World Test Championship, it is an important match for both teams.
India to host South Africa: For 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is, South Africa will be in India by October. This will be similar to a “get-ready-game” for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
ICC T20 World Cup:
From October to November, Our Men will be participating in the ICC T20 world cup, with India as the host country. The team goal will be to claim the T20 world cup for the second time.
India to host New Zealand
After the ICC games, New Zealand will be in India for 2 tests and 3 T20I matches spanning from November to the middle of December.
The cricket team will end 2021 in South Africa where they will participate in 3 Tests and a lot of T20Is.
Team’s schedule in 2022
Team India will play in 2022 hosting West Indies for a three-match ODI series and three-match T20I from January to February. Subsequently, the team will be hosting Sri Lanka again for 3-Tests and many T20Is spanning from February to March.
By March, India will be in New Zealand for 3 ODIs and then return home for the 2022 India Premier League IPL which will go on till May.
India will visit England in July for 3 ODIs and many T20Is after which they will be on tour to West Indies by August for 3 ODI and T20 series.
Asia CUP 2022 will kick off in September. By October and November, the men in blue will be participating in the ICC T20 World Cup with Australia as the host country. Following the conclusion of the tournament, our team will be in Bangladesh by November for 2 Tests and 3 T20Is.
By the last month of the year, Sri Lanka will be in India for a 5-match ODI series.
Title: Virat Kohli and The Indian cricket team planned to play round the clock throughout the 12 months in 2021
Posted On: 19/11/2020
Author: Tony Willets