The tour begins on November 21 with the first T20I at Brisbane.
The complete schedule for India’s tour of Australia for late 2018 – early 2019 has been announced by Cricket Australia. The tour, featuring 3 T20Is, 4 Tests, and 3 ODIs, will commence on November 21 with the first T20I at Brisbane.
The start time for the first Test is yet to be confirmed, with the BCCI reportedly not too keen on having a Day-Night Test as part of the tour.
“It is our preference that we play India in a Day-Night Test match in Adelaide, but we are still working through this detail and hope to have an answer on this in the coming weeks,” James Sutherland, Cricket Australia chief executive had said.
A small, 16 day-window, between India’s Test series Down Under, and the two-Test series against Sri Lanka, a three-match ODI series will be played between Australia and the Men in Blue.
Before the India series, Australia will play host to three ODI and one T20I against South Africa.
“We look forward to giving cricket fans in the nation’s capital the opportunity to see elite cricket in action in the Test format for the first time,” Sutherland added.
“This will be a win for fans, with less overlap with the Big Bash, giving Australians the opportunity to see Australia’s best players involved in limited-overs cricket at the international and domestic level,” he said, on the change in schedule.
Here’s the complete schedule for India’s tour of Australia:
November 21 – 1st T20I – Gabba, Brisbane
November 23 – 2nd T20I – MCG, Melbourne
November 25 – 3rd T20I – SCG, Sydney
December 6-10 – 1st Test – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
December 14-18 – 2nd Test – Perth Stadium, Perth
December 26-30 – 3rd Test – MCG, Melbourne
January 3-7 – 4th Test – SCG, Sydney
January 12 – 1st ODI – SCG, Sydney
January 15 – 2nd ODI – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
January 18 – 3rd ODI – MCG, Melbourne