12BET India News: India to play jam-packed cricket in 2021 as schedule reveals

12BET India News India to play jam-packed cricket in 2021 as schedule reveals

While 2020 has halted almost half of the series and fixtures in cricket calendar following the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic, Virat Kohli and Co will have a jam-packed year in 2021 as team India is set to play cricket all-year round. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and T20 World Cup will be the most important tournaments to watch out for.

The Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) is yet to officially release the schedule but reports claim that BCCI is committed to honouring all commitments of cancelled series and events of 2020. According to reports, there is not even a single month in 2021 when the Indian team will be not in action. It means, Indian players will remain busy throughout the year with domestic and international assignments.

Team India have not played a game since March when the outbreak of the pandemic halted action around the world. Next year, however, they will be playing 14 Test Matches, 16 ODI’s & 23 T20 internationals from January to December in 2021. This list is not included of the Asia Cup T20 (June), ICC World Cup (October) and IPL 2021.

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“We understand it will be tough on the players but we are obligated to honour FTP commitments. We have a bigger pool of talent now and players. We’ll make sure players get ample rest before called in for India duties. Rotation policy will surely come into play,” one BCCI official quoted as saying by an interview of a sports news portal.

Here is the 2021 schedule for Team India:

  • January to March: Home series against England (four Tests, four ODIs and four T20Is)
  • March to May: IPL 2021
  • June: Tour of Sri Lanka (three-match ODI series ) and Asia Cup
  • Post-Sri Lanka series: Tour of Zimbabwe (three ODIs)
  • July to September: Tour of England (five-match Test series)
  • October: India to host South Africa (three ODIs and five T20Is)
  • Late October to November: ICC T20 World Cup
  • Late November to mid of December: Home series against New Zealand (two Tests and three T20Is)
  • Late December: Tour of South Africa (three Tests and as many T20Is)

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