The upcoming, highly anticipated series in that of Australia’s tour of India will see the fiery rivalry between the two sides again come under the spotlight and will for the fourth time this year. After 3 one-off games, the sides this time around will meet for an action-packed 5-match Twenty20 Internationals (T20I) bilateral series mid-next month.
While fans curiously wait for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to announce fixtures for the upcoming, India vs Australia series, an Australian newspaper, The Courier Mail, in their recent print, under ‘Summer of Cricket’, put out all of Australia women’s upcoming fixtures which included fixtures of Australia’s tour of India as well.
The 5-match T20I series between India and Australia will get underway on the 10th of December and will have games followed on the 12th, 15th, 18th and 21st of December. It also is learnt that all of the 5 T20I games of the series will be played in Mumbai and will have an 11:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) start.
As per Courier Mail, below is the much-awaited Schedule of the Australia Women’s tour of India👇
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The series will see the Australian players come to India on the back of the ongoing 8th edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (W-BBL) which has its final scheduled for the 26th of November. India on the other hand, will come to the series following their ongoing domestic fixtures and an eye will be on the squad BCCI will announce as many lost Indian internationals and a few youngsters put up strings of impressive performances.
Eyeballs will remain on Australia’s squad announcement as well, as the side’s regular skipper, Meg Lanning, is on a break away from the game and thus far it is learnt to be newly appointed, vice-captain, Alyssa Healy who’ll be leading the side. But that isn’t it, Australia will no longer have the services of ever-dependable, Rachael Haynes as she’s announced her retirement from the game and in adding more insult to injury, Australia’s most recent blow had come in Sophie Molineux’s injury.
The series will be a very crucial one for both sides as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20 World Cup looms that’s scheduled to be played early next year in South Africa from the 10th to the 26th of February.
While Australia post their tour of India plays a white-ball series against Pakistan in their lead-up to the South Africa World Cup, India is scheduled to play South Africa and the West Indies in a T20I Tri-Series in East London from the 19th of January to the 2nd of February 2023 which serves the visitors a perfect build-up.
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