After the final of the World Test Championship, Team India will take a break for a few days and then leave for the West Indies in July. Team India will play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20 matches against the Windies. The Indian team will be on a tour of the Windies from 12 July to 13 August. This tour will mark the beginning of Team India's new World Test Championship cycle. At the same time, from the ODI series, Team India will start preparing for the ODI World Cup to be held this year.
|WTC Finals(India vs Australia)||June 7-11||1 Test||England|
|West Indies vs India||July 12-August 13||2 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20||West Indies|
|Ireland vs India||August 18-23||3 T20||Ireland|
|ODI Asia Cup||september||NA||NA|
|India vs Australia||October||3 ODIs||India|
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The final match of the ICC WTC Championship qualifying teams, India and Australia is scheduled to take place on June 7, 2023, at the Kennington Oval Stadium in London, UK. Both Team India and Team Australia are looking forward to the finals.
Recently Australian star cricketer Ricky Ponting talked about the final. He said, "I think it will be India's top order against Australia's fast bowling. Going forward, it is a bit of a mouth-watering thought." Australia are confident of their ability to beat India in the upcoming final matches. Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, currently playing county cricket, strengthen Australia's batting line-up.
Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team has high hopes from the return of Ajinkya Rahane to the national Test team. The batsman who currently plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023 has done exceptionally well in the domestic cricket league, showing a resurgence in his form.
India is scheduled to tour the Caribbean in July 2023 to play a bilateral series consisting of a couple of Test matches followed by 3 ODIs and as many T20 matches. But now it is learned that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has agreed to change the schedule by increasing the number of T20 matches.
According to Cricbuzz, India will play a total of 10 matches which will include 2 more T20 matches, from the initially scheduled 8 matches. The additional games were finalized during the recently held ICC meetings in Dubai. However, no official confirmation has been made by any board.
India's tour of the West Indies is likely to begin in the second week of July while the schedule is expected to be finalized in the coming days. Following the conclusion of this 10-match tour, the team will travel to Ireland in the third week of August to play three T20Is, as announced by Cricket Ireland.
After the West Indies tour, Team India will play three T20 matches against Ireland. Young team India can play under the leadership of Hardik Pandya for this series. Some players who performed brilliantly in IPL may get a chance in this series.
Team India has to play Asia Cup in September. Although its schedule has not been decided yet, but the status of the tournament will be decided in the next few days. Six teams take part in this tournament. ODI World Cup is to be held this year, in such a situation Asia Cup will also be played in ODI format. It is considered very important in terms of preparation for the World Cup. Earlier this tournament was to be held in Pakistan, but after India's decision not to tour there, a neutral country can be made the host.
The Australian team will come on an Indian tour just before the World Cup. During this, three ODIs will be played. This series is considered very important in terms of preparation before the World Cup. Australia is one of the best teams in the world and a win against them just before the World Cup will boost the confidence of Team India and its players.
The World Cup will start in October-November. The Indian team will go on the field with the intention of winning this ICC tournament for the third time. Team India has won this title in 1983 under the leadership of Kapil Dev and in 2011 under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In 2011, when the last time Team India won the World Cup, this tournament was played in India only. In such a situation, there are high expectations from Team India this time too. This year, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India will take the field. In the last tournament held in 2019, the England team became the champion.
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