Team India ended 2022 in a grand manner by winning the last Test match against Bangladesh. Talking about 2023, this year is going to be even more special than last year.

For the first time, the final match of World Cup to Asia Cup and World Test Championship is to be played in India’s hosting this year.

Team India would like to do better than last year in 2023 as last year was not good for the team. From the defeat in the semi-finals in the T20I World Cup to not reaching the finals of the Asia Cup, Team India would definitely like to complete it this year.

After the failure in the T20I World Cup, the team management is considering split captaincy and it is believed that Hardik Pandya will lead the team in T20I, starting with the series against Sri Lanka at the beginning of the year.

In the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, where Hardik Pandya is leading the team, Suryakumar Yadav has been made the vice-captain for the first time.

The year 2023 is going to be special for Team India in many ways. This year, where there is a chance to end the drought of the ODI World Cup, while taking lessons from the mistakes of the previous season, the team would also like to win the World Test Championship title.

Apart from this, this year will be full of new thinking and preparations for the T20I World Cup to be held in 2024 for the team.

Let’s take a look at the full schedule of Team India in the year 2023 and know that when will Team India be seen in action? 

This month will be named after India and Sri Lanka series. The Asian champion Sri Lanka team will be on a tour of India where it will play a series of 3 ODIs besides 3 T20s.

Sri Lanka’s T20I schedule –

1st T20I – 3 January, Mumbai

2nd T20I – 5 January, Pune

3rd T20I – 7 January, Rajkot

Sri Lanka’s ODI schedule –

1st ODI – 10 January, Guwahati

2nd ODI – 12 January, Kolkata

3rd ODI – 15 January, Trivandrum

New Zealand tour of India –

1st ODI (Hyderabad) – 18 January

2nd ODI (Raipur) – 21 January

3rd ODI (Indore) – 24 January

1st T20I (Ranchi) – 27 January

2nd T20I (Lucknow) – 29 January

3rd T20I (Ahmedabad) – 1 February

Australia tour of India (February-March) –

1st Test (Nagpur) – 9-13 February

2nd Test (Delhi) – 17-21 February

3rd Test (Dharamsala) – 1-5 March

4th Test (Ahmedabad) – 9-13 March

1st ODI (Mumbai) – 17 March

2nd ODI (Visakhapatnam) – 19 March

3rd ODI (Chennai) – March 22

Indian Premier League –

(March to May) is the schedule of Indian Premier League between the month of March to May between 10 teams. However, its schedule has not been announced yet.

World Test Championship Final (June) –

To reach the final of the World Test Championship, Team India will have to win the Test series against Australia. Currently, Australia’s team is at number one and India at number two in the list of WTC finals.

India tour of West Indies (July–August) –

The Indian team will tour West Indies during July–August. On this tour, Team India will play 3 ODIs and 3 T20I matches apart from two Test matches. Although its schedule has not been announced yet.

Asia Cup to be hosted by Pakistan (September) –

The Asia Cup is to be hosted by Pakistan in the month of September, but there may be a change in its venue due to the tussle between the BCCI and the PCB.

India tour of Australia (October) –

India and Australia will play a series of 3 ODIs in October. This will be the last preparation for Team India before the World Cup.

ICC Cricket World Cup (October–November) –

For the first time, India will host the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup entirely alone in 2023. The Indian team will be eyeing this title for the third time. India has won this title in 1983 and 2011.

Australia vs India (November-December) –

A 5 T20I match series will be played between India and Australia.

India’s tour of South Africa (December) –

Team India will tour South Africa at the end of the year.

By Ritik Sharma

A common man who is doing calm se kaam, a failed cricketer, still in love with it. Establishing my journey into Journalism & if you love my articles then share it with your dear ones Instagram - @ritiksharma45