England and Australia to play multi-format series against India in Mumbai

The Indian team has a packed schedule with some challenging assignments in the coming months. The team led by Harmanpreet Kaur will face off against England and Australia in a multi-format series tentatively scheduled to begin on December 6th. The matches will be the Indian team’s first assignment after their successful Asian Games campaign and Amol Muzumdar’s first series as the team’s head coach.

England and Australia to play multi-format series against India in Mumbai. PC: Getty
England and Australia to play multi-format series against India in Mumbai. PC: Getty

The team is scheduled to play 11 international matches between December and January. They will be playing three T20Is and a Test match against England and one Test match, three ODIs, and three T20Is against Australia. All the games will be played in Mumbai at the Wankhade Stadium and DY Patil Stadium.

Before the international matches begin, ‘A’ teams of India and England will also face off. After that, the two teams will clash in T20Is, scheduled to take place on December 6, 9, and 10 at the DY Patil Stadium, and one test match from December 14 to 17th at the Wankhede Stadium.

It was an epic affair when the two teams clashed last in 2022, with India emerging victorious in the ODIs and England winning the T20Is. Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur were standout performers with the bat, while Sneh Rana and Renuka Singh shined with the ball. The last test match the two teams played ended in a draw, with Shafali Verma and Sneh Rana being standout performers.

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Against Australia, India’s campaign will begin in mid-December. The test match is scheduled to start on December 21st, while the ODIs and T20Is will be played between December 28th to January 2nd and January 5th to January 9th, respectively.

India has a good record against the Aussies. In the last multi-format tour, Australia won the first two ODIs of the series, but India fought back to win the third and broke Australia’s 26-match winning streak in ODIs. While the Test match ended in a hard-fought draw, Australia won the T20Is 2-0. Pooja Vastrakar and Smriti Mandhana were among the standout performers in the series.

The Indian team is currently in good form, and winning their first Asian Games Gold would have boosted their morale. We can expect the team to give it their all when they clash against England and Australia, and it will surely be a memorable series for the team.

(Inputs sourced from Cricbuzz)

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