Delhi will host Test match after 5 years, India will face Australia

The Australian team will visit India next year for a four-match Test series and Delhi is expected to host one of these four matches.

India-Australia Test match can be held in Delhi. (File Pic)

The Australian team will come as India next year and will play a four-match Test series here. This Border-Gavaskar Trophy Will be organized in February-March. During this series, Delhi can get to host Test matches after five. The BCCI is still considering the venues of this series and the final decision will be taken later but it is being decided to host a Test match at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Other venues that can be chosen to host the remaining three Test matches include Ahmedabad and Dharamsala, apart from either Nagpur or Chennai. News agency PTI has given this information in its report.

Series is important for India

This series is very important as it will be the last four matches of the second World Test Championship (WTC) cycle for India. In fact, India will have to beat Australia 4-0 to reach the final, which will be very challenging for the Rohit Sharma-led team. India and Australia have traditionally had a four-Test series but in the International Cricket Council’s next Future Tours Program (FTP) starting in 2024, it will be a five-match series. According to the rotation formula of BCCI, Delhi is certain to host the Test match. The last Test match in Delhi was played against Sri Lanka in December 2017.

A senior BCCI official told PTI on the condition of confidentiality, Delhi may get to host the second Test match out of the four Test matches. The schedule of matches will be revealed after the meeting of the tour and program committee. Dharamshala which hosted its only Test match against Australia in March 2017 may get to host the third Test match in the upcoming series.

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Day-night test also in the list

Australia The tour could start in Chennai or Hyderabad as Bengaluru hosted the Test match against Sri Lanka earlier this year. It was a day-night test match. The fourth and final Test match can be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It is yet to be decided which of these four Test matches will be a day-night match. The BCCI has so far hosted three Test matches with the pink ball. The matches were played at Eden Gardens against Bangladesh, Motera against England and Bengaluru against Sri Lanka.

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