Indian Cricket Team's 2018 schedule: 3 away, 1 home series announced. Here's the full list

Tough challenges await for the men in blue in 2018 with more away tours as they will look to reign supreme in next 12 months

The Indian cricket team had a successful run under the captaincy of Virat Kohli in 2017. They won 37 matches out of 53 in this calendar year, which the highest by any team. It has been a phenomenal home season for the men in blue, while their performance in away series (against Sri Lanka and West Indies) was outstanding. With 8 bilateral ODI and 9 Test series on the trot, they hold the 2nd position in ODI and T20I team rankings and are currently the best test team in the world.

After achieving all this in 2017, Virat Kohli & co are all set to face a new set of challenges in the coming year, starting with the Test series against the Proteas. However, after their South African tour, there is a long cricketing schedule waiting which includes the IPL 2018, two away tours, one home series and the Asia Cup in September 2018.

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Here is the detailed list of Team India’s schedule in 2018:

  • India tour of South Africa – 3 Tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T20Is

DATE

MATCH

TIME

Jan 5 – Jan 9

1st TEST, Cape Town

2:00 PM IST

Jan 13 – Jan 17

2nd TEST, Centurion

1: 30 PM IST

Jan 24 – Jan 28

3rd TEST, Johannesburg

1: 30 PM IST

 

ODI SERIES

DATE MATCH TIME
February 1 1st ODI, Durban 5 PM IST
February 4 2nd ODI, Centurion 1.30 PM IST
February 7 3rd ODI, Cape Town 5 PM IST
February 10 4th ODI, Johannesburg 5 PM IST
February 13 5th ODI, Port Elizabeth 5 PM IST
February 16 6th ODI, Centurion 5 PM IST

 

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T20I Series

DATE MATCH TIME
February 18 1st T20, Johannesburg 6 PM IST
February 21 2nd T20, Centurion 9.30 PM IST
February 24 3rd T20, Cape Town 9.30 PM IST

 

  • T20I tri-series in Sri Lanka (involving Bangladesh) – From March 8 to March 20

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  • Indian Premier League (IPL) 11 – From April 4 to May 31
  • India Tour To England – 3 T20I, 3 ODIs, 5 Tests
Date Match and Venue
July 3 1st T20I, Old Trafford, Manchester
July 6 2nd T20I, Sophia Gardens Cardiff
July 8 3rd T20I, County Ground, Bristol

 

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Date Match and Venue
July 12 1st ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
July 14 2nd ODI, Lord’s London
July 17 3rd ODI, Headingley, Leeds

 

Date Match and Venue
Aug 1–5 1st Test, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Aug 9–13 2nd Test, Lord’s, London
Aug 18–22 3rd Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Aug 30–Sept 3 4th Test, The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Sept 7–11 5th Test, Kennington Oval, London

 

  • Asia Cup 2018 in September – involving Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Qualifier)

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  • West Indies tour of India – Between October and November (3 Tests, 5 ODIs and 1 T20I)
  • India tour of Australia – Between November and December (4 Tests)
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