India Cricket Schedule 2021Complete India Cricket Schedule 2021 with fixtures of all upcoming cricket series of India during 2020 for T20s, ODIs and Test matches. India has a busy season this year in 2020. The India Cricket Schedule here lists all domestic and international cricket schedule for the Indian team including Ranji Trophy schedule, IPL schedule and ICC tournaments schedules with multiple options to download the confirmed Schedule in PDF and other formats. Let us take a look at the Indian team’s FTP from the year 2020 till the 2023 World Cup here on this page in full details.
|World Cup Super League||July 2020-22|
|Ranji Trophy||December 2020|
|India vs Australia||Nov/Jan 2021|
|India vs England||Feb/Mar 2021|
|IPL 2021||Apr/May 2021|
|India vs Sri Lanka||June 2021|
|Asia Cup Revised||June 2021|
|India vs Zimbabwe||July 2021|
|India vs England||August 2021|
|India vs South Africa||October 2021|
|T20 World Cup Revised||Oct/Nov 2021|
|India vs New Zealand||Nov/Dec 2021|
|India vs South Africa||December 2021|
The India Cricket Schedule here gives you details of dates, venues and match timings given in GMT, EST and IST (India local time) for your convenience, errors excepted:
In the four-year cycle, the Indian team will be playing more than 200 days across all three formats both in India and away from home. Let us take a look at the Indian team’s FTP from the year 2020 till the 2023 World Cup: India Cricket Schedule here gives you details of dates, venues and match timings given in GMT, EST and IST (India local time) for your convenience, errors excepted:
2020 India Cricket Schedule
|2020-2022 ICC World Cup Super League (CWC Qualifier)|
ODI Matches Various
|Nov 2020 - Jan 2021 India tour of Australia 2020|
3 T20Is, 3 ODIs & 4 Tests Australia
|Dec - Mar 2021 India Domestic Season|
150+ Matches India
2021 India Cricket Schedule
|Feb/Mar 2021 England tour of India|
3 ODIs, 5 T20s & 9 Tests India
|March - May 2021 Indian Premier League Season 14 2021|
60 T20s including Playoffs & Final India
|June 2021 Indian tour of Sri Lanka 2021|
3 T20Is & 5 ODIs Sri Lanka
|June 2021 Asia Cup 2021 (T20 Edition)|
13 T20Is Sri Lanka
|July 2021 India Tour of Zimbabwe 2021|
3 ODIs Zimbabwe
|Aug/Sep 2021 India Tour of England|
3 ODIs, 5 T20s & 9 Tests England
|June 2021 World Test Championship Final in England Schedule|
Test Match England
India vs South AfricaSouth Africa Tour of India 2021
3 ODIs and 3 T20Is India
|Oct-Nov 2021 ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021|
45 T20Is India
India vs New ZealandNew Zealand tour of India 2021
2 Tests & 3 T20Is India
India vs South AfricaIndian tour of South Africa
3 Tests and 3 T20Is South Africa
Indian players in T20 Leagues
|Apr - May Indian Premier League Season 13 2020|
60 T20s including Playoffs & Final India
|May 20 - Aug 20|
Natwest T20 BlastNatwest T20 Blast Season 6 2019
153 T20s including Playoffs & Final England & Wales
|Jun 30 - July 31|
CPL T20Caribbean Premier League Season 7 2019
33 T20s including Playoffs & Final West Indies / USA
BPL T20Bangladesh Premier League Season 7 2016
33 T20s including Playoffs & Final Bangladesh
Ram Slam T20 ChallengeRam Slam T20 Challenge Season 16 2019
Not confirmed yet South Africa
BBL T20Big Bash League Season 9 2019
Not confirmed yet Australia
|Feb-Mar Pakistan Super League|
24 T20s including Playoffs & Final (Tentative) UAE / Pakistan
Completed Series - 2019/2020
|July - August 2019|
India vs West IndiesIndia Tour of West Indies 2019
2 Tests, 3 ODIs & 3 T20Is West Indies
|September - October 2019|
India vs South AfricaSouth Africa Tour of India 2019
3 T20Is & 3 Tests India
India vs BangladeshBangladesh tour of India 2019
3 T20Is & 2 Tests India
India vs West IndiesWest Indies Tour of India 2019
3 ODIs & 3 T20Is India
|June / July 2020|
India vs Sri LankaIndia tour of Sri Lanka
3 T20Is & 3 ODIs Sri Lanka
India vs ZimbabweIndia tour of Zimbabwe
3 T20Is & 3 ODIs Zimbabwe
India vs EnglandEngland tour of India 2020
3 ODIs, 3 T20s & 5 Tests India
The Bigger Picture
How the COVID-19 Pandemic affected the Indian Cricket Schedule this year?
The Indian cricket schedule has not been an exception as the pandemic this year has affected all sporting events across the world. We have literally spent three to four month without any cricket at all. All Indian series scheduled during March-August have either been cancelled or postponed.
The IPL 2020 which was to begin in April also got postponed till October now. While the T20 World Cup and Asia Cup now also postponed, we are hopeful that BCCI may get benefit from the open window during October and November window to schedule the Indian Premier League.
BCCI has already confirmed that IPL will be taken to UAE and its a matter of few days now to confirm exactly when will we witness the Indian players on ground. The Indian cricket fans are dying to see IPL at the local venues but the BCCI think its not safe manage at this time.
What’s next for the Indian Team?
The big question is not hard to answer anymore since we have cricket resumed in multiple countries now. England is hosting couple of countries under bio-secure environment. Australia and UAE are also considered safe heavens right now.
India tour to Australia may get a green signal for the T20, ODI and Test series. The tour timing, however, is creating doubts. Since the T20 World Cup has been postponed, it doesn’t make sense for the Indian team to schedule only 3 T20 matches during October and then re-visit later in December & January.
For now, it’s a green signal for the IPL to go ahead. The complete schedule will be announced by BCCI once they reach an agreement with UAE authorities for hosting rights.
Busy Season ahead in 2021
The Indian players have a busy season ahead since we have various ICC events and T20 leagues coming up. Major events that will be part of the India Cricket Schedule in the coming season include ICC T20 World Cup 2021 & 2022, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Asia Cup 2021, IPL 2020 & 2021 and few others.
Top 2021 Series Scheduled in 2021 (T20, ODI, Tests & IPL)
For the 2021, the team India schedule has already been confirmed for 10 series in total. Seven out of ten series will be bilateral as listed below while the other three series including Asia Cup, T20 World Cup 2021 and IPL 2021. This makes the year the busiest of the players in recent time. While some ICC and bilateral series are of utmost importance, we might see key players missing few series that include India against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.
In addition to series scheduled as per ICC FTP programme, BCCI has confirmed that it will honor all the missed or postponed series from the previous year. Some important series this year includes series against, Australia, England, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Asia Cup, T20 World Cup and the Indian Premier League.
England Tour Of India 2021 (January- March)
The first bilateral series of Team India is against England after the Australia series when India will host the England Cricket team for 4 Tests, 4 ODIs, and 4 T20I during January till March. This is first of the two series between both countries. India is scheduled to tour England later in July till September.
Indian Premier League 2021 (March-May)
Followed by the England series, BCCI is hopeful to schedule the Indian Premier League between March and May 2021 in India. All franchises are determined to play at home venues as well. A mega auction is also due to be scheduled early next year before the IPL tournament which will see a lot of shuffling of players.
India Tour of Sri Lanka 2021 (June)
Team India will visit Sri Lanka for the limited-over series ahead of Asia Cup 2021. Sri Lanka and India will play 3 ODIs and 5 T20I in the run of the month in June.
Asia Cup 2021 (June-July)
After playing bilateral series against Sri Lanka, India will stay in the country where Sri Lanka will host the ICC Asia Cup 2021 in June and July period. This will be a long series as all the Asian countries will take part. India will feel comfortable as they will play against Sri Lanka in the same month.
India Tour of Zimbabwe 2021 (July)
Team India next series is against Zimbabwe where Zimbabwe will host India for a 3-match ODI series in July. BCCI will surely rest the senior players and will give more opportunities to the young player to jell in with the conditions of the African nation.
India will fly to England 2021 (July-September)
England will host team India in July for the exhausting five-match test series. The five-match Test series will take 2 months to conclude and will be tiring and important at the same time, as it will be counted in World Test Championship.
South Africa will visit India in 2021 (October)
After 5-match Test series against England, Team India will switch gear to ODI and T20 cricket where it will host South Africa to play 3 ODIs and 5 T20I. The series with South Africa will be crucial for both teams as it will be the final series before the World Cup T20I. Teams will leave no stone unturned to win the series.
T20 World Cup 2021 (October-November)
India will be hosting the 2021 T20 World Cup in October and November. The tournament is 2-month long series where all cricket countries will be visiting India to play T20 matches.
New Zealand tour of India 2021 (November-December)
After hosting South Africa for the bilateral series and other cricket teams for the T20 World Cup, India will host New Zealand in November and December for 2 Tests and 3 ODI matches.
India tour of South Africa 2021 (December)
After the hectic and tiring 11 months, India will fly to South Africa in December 2021. Both the sides will three-match test series and three-match T20I series to end the year.
India 2021-22 Season FAQs
What are the main India series happening this year?
The 2020 season starts with India hosting Australia for the ODI series followed by series against New Zealand. India vs South Africa series will also take place before the IPL. As previous years, the Indian Premier League / IPL was to commence in April and May but it's been postponed till Oct-Nov period. India’s other important upcoming series this year are Asia Cup scheduled for September and finally the T20 World Cup that will be place in October in Australia.
Are all Indian series cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19?
No, only series that were to commence in April-August have been affected due to current situation. Sadly, this also includes IPL tournament. The BCCI is confident about resuming the cricket schedule starting September.
Is there no IPL this year in 2020?
NO, IPL will be held in Oct-Nov period now. The T20 tournamen thas only been postponed due to current situation. The IPL teams and BCCI are confident to hold the IPL tournament in Oct-Nov period since both the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup are postponed till next year.