India is one of the best cricket playing nation in the world and dominating the world cricket from past few years. Indian cricket team is currently ranked 1st in Test, 2nd in the Twenty20 Championship while 3rd in the ODI format. India had a fantastic 2016 especially in Test, with Virat Kohli’s team going unbeaten in the Test cricket entire year. The year 2017 will feature more ODI matches than the previous year and Indian team will hope to carry this form further. Here on this page, you will get complete India cricket schedule for 2017.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced Indian Cricket schedule until the end of 2017. Virat Kohli and co. will play the series against Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka at home and then the team will fly to South Africa to play the full fledged series.
India Cricket Schedule 2017
January 15-22: India vs England ODI series at home – three matches.
January 26-February 1: India vs England T20 series at home – three matches.
February 4: IPL 2017 Player Auction in Bengaluru.
February 8-12: India vs Bangladesh one-off Test match in Hyderabad.
February 23-March 25: India vs Australia Test series at home: Four Test matches.
April-May: IPL 2017 season.
June1-19: ICC Champions Trophy in the UK (India are the defending champions).
July: West Indies vs India in the Caribbean limited-overs series: 5 ODIs and 1 T20.
July-August: Sri Lanka vs India in SL: 3 Test matches, 5 ODIs and 1T20.
October: India vs Australia at home: 5 ODIs and 1 T20.
October -November: India vs Australia at home: 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is.
November-December: India vs Sri Lanka in India: 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 2 T20s
December: India vs South Africa: 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 2 T20s
Note: This is only a tentative schedule, according to the FTP, and it is subject to change, while there could be extra matches or series added as well.
Kohli played really well in 2016 and lead the team from the front in Test. The year 2016 was not started well for India and faced 5-match ODI series lost against Australia but the team comes back strongly and clean sweep the 3-match T20 series. After that, Indian team hosted Sri Lanka and won the T20 series by 2-1. India did exceptionally well in the Asia cup and won the competition. The biggest cricket tournament of the year, World Twenty20 cup 2016 took place in India and Men in Blue showed good performance but knockout from the tournament in the semi-final match against West Indies.
The year 2016 will be remembered for Kohli’s amazing batting performance while MS Dhoni performance remained stable in limited overs cricket. In 2017, India will defend 2017 ICC Champions Trophy title in England. The team will ODI series against big team while there is few Test series too.
India cricket team are currently hosting England for the 5-match Test series, 3-match ODI and T20 series and it will run from November 2016 to February 2017. After this tour, Bangladesh will then tour India for a single Test match in February 2017.
After this series, Indian will take part in the biggest cricket tournament of the year 2017, ICC Champions Trophy. India will play first of the tournament against Pakistan followed by Sri Lanka and South Africa respectively. Check complete India Cricket Schedule 2016-17 with upcoming matches and series date and time.