India's next campaign against Australia and New Zealand at home

 . Last updated on September 8, 2017, 2:17 PM
India's next campaign against Australia and New Zealand at home
After the hefty victory at Sri Lanka, India captain Virat Kohli would need stronger teams to tussle with.


The next schedule for Team India is against Australia and New Zealand. The two teams will be touring India for long tournaments. The teams will be playing eight ODIs and six T20 Internationals. BCCI released the schedule for the fixtures of India with Australia and New Zealand. Australia versus India tournament will start from September 12. The tournament will begin with the warm-up match in Chennai. Australia is scheduled for five ODIs and thee T20 matches. Two new venues are added in the schedule, Guwahati, and Thiruvananthapuram.

The first ODI is on September 17 in Chennai. The second ODI is at Kolkata on September 21. The following ODIs are at Indore, Bengaluru, Nagpur, and Ranchi. The last and the final ODI is on October 1. The first T20 will be at Ranchi on October 7. The second fixture is at Guwahati and the third is at Hyderabad. The Guwahati match will be on October 10 followed by the October 13th match in Hyderabad.

The New Zealand tour will follow just weeks after Australia. The squad will tour India for three ODIs and three T20 Internationals. There are two warm-up matches scheduled with the team, which will assist the visitors to acclimatize with the home conditions. The warm-up matches are scheduled on October 17 and October 19 at Mumbai.

The first ODI is scheduled in Mumbai at October 22. The second match is at October 25, followed by the third in October 29. The matches are scheduled in Mumbai, Pune, and Kanpur. The three T20 matches are scheduled at Delhi, Rajkot, and Thiruvananthapuram. The dates are scheduled in November 1, 4 and 7. In their previous tours a year back, both teams were slogged in the series. In 2016, Australia lost the Test series to India while, New Zealand lost both Test as well as ODI series.

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