On the field, the Indian cricket team have an extremely busy year, with the World Test Championship Final being scheduled right after the Indian Premier League. Then the team will come back home for an extra T20 series, either against Sri Lanka or Afghanistan, before travelling to the Windies for two Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is.
However, if the reports on Cricbuzz are to be believed, then the Indian team might play a couple more T20Is on the tour, making it a five-match exercise. CWI President Ricky Skerritt neither denied nor revealed the arrangement, but stated that the schedule will be out soon after the Annual General Meeting of the board.
The BCCI are also planning to host a three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka or Afghanistan in the second half of June, even though there is no broadcaster in place for now. The contract with Star Sports ended on March 22 with the series against Australia. The BCCI may opt for a short-term contract with a broadcaster to proceed with the series.
India are also slated to travel to Ireland for a three-match series in late August before playing the Asia Cup in September. Overall, that makes the calendar very tricky for the players but with 2023 being the World Cup year, preparations would be the key for the Indian team who are yet to win a global tournament in 10 years.