The Indian cricket team had plenty to travel in 2018. They had overseas tours of South Africa, England and Australia. But unlike 2018, team India’s schedule for 2019 includes plenty of home games. There will be just one away tour of Windies where the Men in Blue will play Test cricket.
After completing the tour to Australia, Virat Kohli and his men will travel to the neighboring country New Zealand. After that, Australia will tour India for 5 ODIs and 2 T20Is. Before the ODI World Cup in England and Wales, India will host Zimbabwe. Also, the Indian Premier League will take place before the mega event.
The tour of Carribean will include series across all formats. South Africa is in line next to tour India for 3 Tests. India will finish the year by hosting Bangladesh and then Windies. While the Indian cricketers had a busy schedule last year, 2019 is going to be no different.
As per Team India’s schedule for 2019, the team will prepare in two halves. Initially, the focus will be on the all-important World Cup. They would focus on the ODIs against Australia and New Zealand to prepare for the prestigious tournament. After that, the Test matches will be in the eyes to stay on top of the ICC Rankings in the longest format of the game.
Team India’s schedule for 2019
Australia (Away) – 4th Test – January 3-7
Australia (Away) – 3 ODIs – January 12, 15, 18
New Zealand (Away) – 5 ODIs, 3 T20Is – January-February
Australia (Home) – 5 ODIs & 2 T20Is – February-March
Zimbabwe (Home) – 1 Test & 3 ODIs – March
ICC World Cup 2019 – May 30 to July 14
Windies (Away) – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs & 3 T20Is – July-August
South Africa (Home) – 3 Tests – October-November
Bangladesh (Home) – 2 Tests & 3 T20Is – November-December
Windies (Home) – 3 ODIs & 3 T20Is – December