Xtra Time Web Desk: It was a mixed bag for the Indian cricket team in 2022. Rohit Sharma led team dominated the bilateral series at home but found themselves at the receiving end on overseas tours. A defeat in South Africa and ODI series loss against Bangladesh towards the end of 2022 was the most disappointing. The Men in Blue even failed to make it to the final of Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai and T20 World Cup in Australia as well.
The fans would be hoping that year 2023 turns out to be successful. It is also the World Cup year with the mega event happening in India during October-November.
The New Year begins with the series against Sri Lanka at home. Here is the complete fixtures for Team India in 2023:
January: India vs Sri Lanka
1st T20I (Jan 3) – Mumbai
2nd T20I (Jan 5) – Pune
3rd T20I (Jan 7) – Rajkot
1st ODI (Jan 10) – Guwahati
2nd ODI (Jan 12) – Kolkata
3rd ODI (Jan 15) – Thiruvananthapuram
January-February: India v New Zealand (Home)
1st ODI (Hyderabad) – Jan 18
2nd ODI (Raipur) – Jan 21
3rd ODI (Indore) – Jan 24
1st T20I (Ranchi) – Jan 27
2nd T20I (Lucknow) – Jan 29
3rd T20I (Ahmedabad) – Feb 1
February-March: India v Australia (Home)
1st Test (Nagpur) – Feb 9-13
2nd Test (Delhi) – Feb 17-21
3rd Test (Dharmsala) – Mar 1-5
4th Test (Ahmedabad) – March 9-13
1st ODI (Mumbai) – March 17
2nd ODI (Vishakhapatnam) – March 19
3rd ODI (Chennai) – March 22
March-May: Indian Premier League
The detailed schedule of the IPL 2023 is yet to be announced.
June: World Test Championship Final
Rohit Sharma and his boys need to win at least three out of the four tests in the upcoming series against Australia at home to guarantee a place in the final. The tentative start date for WTC final is June 07 or 09 at the Oval.
July-August: West Indies vs India (Away)
India will travel to West Indies for a bilateral series featuring two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is. The schedule is yet to be announced.
September: Asia Cup 2023 (Away)
Pakistan is scheduled to host the multi-nation tournament but it’s yet to be seen how things pan out as Asian Cricket Council (ACC) chairman Jay Shah has said India won’t travel to the neighbouring county if the government doesn’t permit.
October: India vs Australia (Home)
A three-match ODI series against Australia will serve as a training ground for both teams ahead of the ODI World Cup.
October-November: ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup
BCCI will be hosting the mega ICC event for the first time since 2011. After the triumphs of 1983 and 2011, India will look to lay their hands on the trophy for the third time.
November-December: Australia v India (Away)
Indian team will be flying Down Under to play 5 T20Is towards the end of 2023.
December 2023: India v South Africa (Away)
A full-fledged tour of South Africa at the end of the year will see India playing two tests and three ODIs.