The Indian cricket team will play 14 T20 Internationals (T20I) and just four Tests at home between November 2021 and June 2022 as the BCCI announced its international itinerary, which features just three ODIs. The teams that will visit India during the eight-month period are New Zealand (in November-December), West Indies (in February 2022), Sri Lanka (February-March 2022) and South Africa (in June 2022).
In between in December-January, India will be touring South Africa and the IPL will happen between April-May. Against New Zealand, India will be playing two Tests and three T20Is while West Indies are due to play three ODIs and five T20Is.
Sri Lanka will play two Tests and three T20Is while South Africa will come for the shortest tour where they would play five T20Is in a space of 10 days. "We have kept 14 T20Is because we have another T20 World Cup in Australia in a year's time and we need to have adequate matches before the big event," a BCCI official said.
The four Test matches will be held at Kanpur and Mumbai for the New Zealand series while Bengaluru and Mohali will host Sri Lanka in the traditional format. As per the rotation system, most of the cities will be getting the 17 white-ball games that has been scheduled.
Jaipur, Ranchi, Lucknow, Vizag, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Cuttack, Trivandrum, Chennai, Rajkot, Delhi have all got matches.
India vs New Zealand
1st T20I: November 17, 2021, Jaipur
2nd T20I: November 19, 2021, Ranchi
3rd T20I: November 21, 2021, Kolkata
1st Test: November 25, 2021, Kanpur
2nd Test: December 3, 2021, Mumbai
India vs West Indies
1st ODI: February 6, 2022, Ahmedabad
2nd ODI: February 9, 2022, Jaipur
3rd ODI: February 12, 2022, Kolkata
1st T20I: February 15, 2022, Cuttack
2nd T20I: February 18, 2022, Vizag
3rd T20I: February 20, 2022, Trivandrum
India vs Sri Lanka
1st Test: March 1, 2022, Bengaluru
2nd Test: March 9, 2022, Mohali
1st T20I: March 13, 2022, Mohali
2nd T20I: March 15, 2022, Dharamsala
3rd T20I: March 18, 2022, Lucknow
India vs South Africa
1st T20I: June 9, 2022, Chennai
2nd T20I: June 12, 2022, Bengaluru
3rd T20I: June 14, 2022, Nagpur
4th T20I: June 17, 2022, Rajkot
5th T20I: June 19, 2022, Delhi