After a rather dull year of either a lot of cricket or no cricket at all, Indian Cricket Team have a tight and rigorous schedule in 2021. There’s gonna be non stop action for the Indian Cricket Team as set to go through an extremely hectic schedule in 2021. Virat Kohli and Co. will play non-stop cricket throughout 2021. There is not even a single month in 2021 when Kohli and his boys will be able to rest their limbs and will be continuously occupied either with international cricket or the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). BCCI yet to officially release this schedule but as per InsideSport, BCCI is committed to honor all commitments of cancelled series, events in 2020.
The Indian Cricket Team would first finish their tour down under and would have to play the final two Test matches against Australia in January. After returning from Australia in January, will host England for two-month-long series which will consist of four Tests, four ODIs and four T20Is. After seeing off England, Indian players will begin their preparations for IPL 2021, which is scheduled to take place from March end to mid of May. Interestingly, the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League is likely to witness a mini/mega auction, which means that all the franchises will be reshuffled and players will have very less time to adjust with their new teams. Hence, they will join their respective team’s’ camps as soon as they are done with their series against England. Post IPL 2020, the Indian Cricket Team would fly to neighbouring nation Sri Lanka in June for three-match ODI series and five-match T20I series. However, the Men in Blue won’t return home after the series as from June end to mid of July, Team India will be busy defending their Asia Cup title in the Island nation, which will host Asia Cup 2021. In July, India are scheduled to tour Zimbabwe for three ODIs and senior players are likely to be rested for the tour with Indian selectors giving opportunity to young crop of players to gain experience in the African nation.
Later in July, Team India will travel to England for gruelling five-match Test series which will be completed in the span of two months. It will be a crucial series for both the teams as, it’s a part of World Test Championship. Just after a series against SA at home, the Men in Blue will enter the mega event- T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in India from October to November. Having home advantage, the Indian Cricket Team will aim to clinch their second T20 WC. After playing South Africa and T20 World Cup on home soil, India will welcome New Zealand for two Tests and three T20Is which will take place from November end to mid of Indian cricket team will end 2021 with tour to South Africa where they will play three Tests and as many T20Is.