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BCCI reveals limited overs home fixture against Australia

Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially revealed the home fixtures of ODI and T20I series against Australia.

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India are currently on their long tour to Australia in the Australian summer and they have finished two series so far in a successful way. The next and last series of their tour will be the three-match ODI series which will kickstart on January 12th in Sydney.

Following the ODI series against Australia, India will wrap up their Australian tour and straight away India will fly to New Zealand for a short limited-overs tour.  Thereafter India will have a home fixture against Australia that too only limited overs format just before IPL.

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Now BCCI has officially confirmed the home fixture against Australia that will start on February 24 with the two-match T20I series that will be followed by five-match ODI series. While the T20Is will be played from 7 pm local time, all the ODIs will start from 1:30 pm local time.

This will be India’s last home fixture before ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. While the visitors will play another limited overs format with Pakistan before the World Cup and that will also limit the availability of the Aussie players in Indian Premier League.

The Aussies last toured India back in 2017 for a five-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series. Even as Kohli’s men won the ODI series 4-1, the visitors managed to tie the T20I series with victories in Bangalore and Guwahati respectively.

Here is the full schedule of Australia’s tour of India 2019:

1st T20I – February 24, Bengaluru

2nd T20I – February 27, Visakhapatnam

1st ODI – March 2, Hyderabad

2nd ODI – March 5, Nagpur

3rd ODI – March 8, Ranchi

4th ODI – March 10, Mohali

5th ODI – March 13, Delhi

 

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