Mumbai: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has revealed that England will tour India for five T20Is and three ODI’s early next year.
Although talks have been held in Ahmedabad to host the day-night Test against England, the full schedule has not been announced yet. The former Indian captain said on Tuesday that it would be a full journey of four Tests, three ODIs, and five T20 matches.
“England is touring India for four Tests, three ODIs, and five T20Is. It is easy to be bilateral as there are two teams right now, we have to assess the situation, a lot of people are talking about the second COVID wave, we have to be careful,” said Ganguly during a virtual press conference organized by Livingguard AG.
The BCCI has over the years ensured that it is planned for the ODI and T20I series, keeping in mind whether the next showpiece event is a 50-over event or a 20-over event.
Five T20Is against England will be good preparation for Virat Kohli’s team for the upcoming T20 World Cup which is to be played in India in October-November.
Speaking on the upcoming India-Australia series the BCCI president says, “The team is in Australia, they came on 11 November (13), they will end the quarantine today, the team is in Australia, they will start cricket, near Australia Is not. A high number of COVID cases, boys are ready to come on the field.”
India and Australia are set to lock horns in three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. The first ODI will be played on Friday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).