Team India will again be hosting South Africa for three T20IS and as many as ODIs ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. However, ahead of the Proteas series, men in blue will be hosting Australia for a three-match T20I series which will be commencing on September 20 in Mohali. The second and third games of the series will be played in Nagpur on September 2 and in Hyderabad on September 25.
According to the reports of PTI, the three-match T20I series between India and South Africa will be played on September 28, October 1, and October 3 at Trivandrum, Guwahati, and Indore. The T20I series will be followed by the three-match ODI series and it will be played in Ranchi on October 6, Lucknow on October 9, and Delhi on October 11. India’s second-string team will be seen in action in the ODIs as World Cup-bound players will be expected to leave for Australia for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
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Revealing the same one of the sources of PTI in BCCI said, “As our secretary, Jay Shah had said recently, we will have two national teams of equal strength available. So the three ODIs will be played at a time when the national team leaves for the World T20. The ODI as per rotation was to come to Kolkata but it was during the time of Durga Puja and CAB won’t be able to organize the police deployment during festival time. Hence one match has been allocated to Delhi.”
After the Apex Council meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), president Sourav Ganguly also talked about India’s upcoming home fixtures.
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Sourav Ganguly said, “We will host SA and Australia for three T20Is each before going for the T20 World Cup. South Africa will come to India after concluding their ongoing England tour (in September). All those venues which didn’t get to stage a game against SA- Ranchi, Nagpur, Hyderabad. Lucknow, Indore, Mohali- will host T20Is against SA and Australia.”
India vs Australia (T20Is)
- Sep 20: Mohali
- Sep 23: Nagpur
- Sep 25: Hyderabad
India vs South Africa (T20Is)
- Sep 28: Trivandrum
- Oct 1: Guwahati
- Oct 3: Indore
India vs South Africa (ODI)
- Oct 6: Ranchi
- Oct 9: Lucknow
- Oct 11: Delhi