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Take a look at Team India’s full schedule announced in FTP 2023-2027 announcement

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On Wednesday, the ICC officially announced the schedule of all the teams for the next four years i.e. from 2023 to 2027, including also the Indian team. According to India’s FTP (Future Tour Program), the next four years are going to be very busy.

According to the FTP released by the ICC, India will play two Test series of five matches each against the giants of the sport Australia and England in the next four years. This will be the first time since 1992 that the number of Border-Gavaskar Trophy matches between India and Australia will be five instead of four.

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India’s cycle will start with the West Indies tour in July next year. On this tour, Team India will play two Tests, three ODIs and two T20 matches. India will host Australia in limited-overs matches before going on a full tour of South Africa in December 2023.

The Men in Blue will then host England for a five-match Test series in January 2024. At the end of the year, between November and January 2025, India will go on a tour of Australia. The Indian team will go to England in June and then Australia will visit India during January-February 2027.

Apart from this, India also has to host one Test and three ODI match series against Afghanistan, which according to the schedule is fixed in the middle of 2026. India will also play limited overs matches against Australia, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and West Indies over the next four years, separated by two cycles of the WTC (World Test Championship).

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India are to host Bangladesh, England and New Zealand at home in the 2023-25 ​​WTC cycle. While they will tour Australia, South Africa and West Indies in that cycle.

In the 2025-27 WTC, India are to play Australia, South Africa and West Indies at home, while they will travel to play against England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

2023

NZ – 3 ODIs, 3 T20is in Jan (H)
Aus – 4 Tests, 3 ODIs in Jan (H)
WI – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20is in Jul (A)
Aus – 3 ODIs in Sep (H)
Aus – 5 T20is in Nov (H)
SA – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20is in Dec (A)

2024

Eng – 5 Tests in Jan (H)
SL – 3 ODIs, 3 T20is in Jul (A)
Ban – 2 Tests, 3 T20is in Sep (H)
NZ – 3 Tests in Oct (H)
Aus – 5 Tests in Nov (A)

2025

Eng – 3 ODIs, 5 T20is in Jan (H)
Eng – 5 Tests in Jun (A)
Ban – 3 ODIs, 3 T20is in Aug (A)
WI – 2 Tests in Oct (H)
Aus – 3 ODIs, 5 T20is in Oct (A)
SA – 2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 5 T20is in Nov (H)

2026

NZ – 3 ODI, 5 T20 in Jan (H)
Afg – 1 Test, 3 ODI in Jun (H)
Eng – 3 ODI, 5 T20 in Jul (A)
SL – 2 Tests in Aug (A)
Afg – 3 T20 in Sep (A)
WI – 3 ODI, 5 T20 in Sep (H)
NZ – 2 Tests, 3 ODI, 5 T20 in Oct (A)
SL – 3 ODI, 3 T20 in Dec (H)

2027

Aus – 5 Tests in Jan (H)

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