AUS vs IND, Border-Gavaskar Trophy: Delhi to host Take a look at after 5 years; Dharamshala, Ahmedabad additionally in reckoning

Picture Supply : GETTY India celebrating sequence win in 2021 on Australian soil.

Delhi residents rejoice! The nationwide capital is probably to host a Take a look at match after an extended hole of 5 years, and that too India and Australia within the Border-Gavaskar trophy subsequent 12 months in February and March. 

The dates aren’t but introduced, however in keeping with PTI sources, Ahmedabad, Dharamsala and Chennai are additionally within the fray.

The Sequence Significance

The sequence can be essential as will probably be the final 4 video games for India within the second version of the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) cycle. In reality, to be able to qualify for the summit conflict, India may need to beat Australia 4-0, which might be a Herculean process for Rohit Sharma’s males. The sequence is historically a four-Take a look at affair however can be contested throughout 5 matches in the course of the subsequent ICC Future Excursions & Programme (FTP), beginning in 2024.

Assertion From The Supply

As per the BCCI’s rotation system, Delhi, which has missed out in the course of the two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, is all set to get one of many Take a look at matches. Town final hosted a Take a look at in opposition to Sri Lanka in December 2017.

“Delhi is likely to host the second of the four Test matches as of now. The dates will be out as and when the Tours and Fixtures committee hold its meeting. Dharamsala, which hosted its first and only Test almost six years back, against Australia in March 2017, will probably host the third Test,” a senior BCCI official advised PTI on the situation of anonymity.

It’s understood that Australia, in all chance, will begin the sequence in Chennai or Hyderabad, as Bengaluru had hosted a Take a look at match in opposition to Sri Lanka earlier this 12 months. That was a day/night time Take a look at. Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium is anticipated to host the sequence finale. A call is but to be taken on which of the 4 Checks can be a day/night time affair.

The BCCI has up to now hosted three pink-ball Checks — the inaugural one within the nation in opposition to Bangladesh on the Eden Gardens, one in opposition to England at Motera and the final one in opposition to Sri Lanka in Bengaluru. Submit the COVID-19-induced break, the BCCI has hosted eight Take a look at matches with 4 in opposition to England in 2021 (Chennai and Ahmedabad ), two in opposition to New Zealand (Kanpur and Mumbai) and two in opposition to Sri Lanka (Chandigarh and Bengaluru).

India will subsequent be in motion in opposition to New Zealand from 18th November in Wellington as they play within the 1st of the 3-match T20 sequence. 

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