BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday revealed that India will play five T20Is, 4 Tests against England when the visitors tour the country in 2021.
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday confirmed that England will tour India for a full-fledged series of 4 Tests, 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is early next year. England’s limited-overs tour, earlier scheduled for September-October 2020, was postponed until January 2021 due to the novel coronavirus lockdown.
“England is touring India for four Test matches, three ODIs, and five T20Is, it is easy to have bilaterals as there are just two teams, we have to keep assessing the situation, a lot of people are talking about the second COVID wave, we have to be careful,” Sourav Ganguly said during a virtual press conference organized by Livingguard AG.
Commenting on the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, Ganguly said: “We are trying to have the next IPL in India, it’s a tournament for India, I always tell people that they need to be here to see what IPL means to India.”
“Team is in Australia, they reached on November 11 (13), they will finish quarantine today, the team is in Australia, they will be starting cricket, Australia does not have a high number of COVID cases, boys are ready to get on to the field,” Ganguly said when he was asked about the upcoming India-Australia series.
India’s tour of Australia will begin with the 1st ODI in Sydney on November 27. They will play the second ODI at the same venue two days later before moving to Canberra to play the final ODI and the first T20I on December 2 and 4 respectively.
The players will then come back to Sydney for the final two T20Is on December 6 and 8 respectively. The Test squad players meanwhile, will play two 4-day tour matches in Sydney before the start of the Test series.