Australia in India 2013-14 July 3, 2013

Australia to tour India for seven ODIs, one T20

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia will tour India to play seven ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October and November. The limited-overs series will begin with the T20 in Rajkot on October 10 followed by the ODIs, which will all be day-night matches, the last of them to be played in Bangalore on November 2.

The other matches will be at Pune, where the new stadium will make its ODI "debut", Jaipur, Mohali, Ranchi, Cuttack and Nagpur.

Australia had toured India for a four-Test series in March this year, which they lost 4-0. They last visited India for a seven-match ODI series in October-November 2009, when they won 4-2 with the last match washed out in Mumbai.

Australia's last bilateral ODI series in India was a three-match series in October 2010, of which two were washed out and India won the only game in Visakhapatnam.

Both the teams will be coming on the back of busy schedules during the summer. After the Ashes in England, Australia play a five-match ODI series till September 13. India, on the other hand, will have slightly more time as their ODI series against Zimbabwe ends on August 3.

However, the Champions League T20 is scheduled for September 17 to October 6, leaving only a three-day gap between the final and the T20 scheduled on October 10.

Australia will then host the other leg of the Ashes starting November 21 in Brisbane.

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  • Jayaesh on July 4, 2013, 19:48 GMT

    Normally in a meaningful contest India v/s Ausralia is a good draw but timing of this series and 7 mathes is too much of a stretch, i have often felt meaningless bilateral series devalues international cricket, entire world loves EL Classico between Madrid and Barcelona because it comes across only twice in a season, imagine if they start playing 7 matches one after another it will lose it's lustre and appeal ... international matches should have a meaningful context always, international teams should be restricted to playing Tests,major ODI and T-20 championships and rest should be left to domestic teams/franchises/clubs.I understand cricket is country v/s country based unlike other major sports which are club based, but surely this is an overkill...

  • David on July 4, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    Meety, as you rightly point out, this series has been on the FTP since it came out (in June 2011). The Argus report came out roughly two months LATER. So, whatever its recommendations were are hardly relevant to the scheduling of this series.

  • Dummy4 on July 4, 2013, 9:53 GMT

    @Srinideva In that case shouldn't Raipur be hosting an ODI? If couple of T20 games got that kind of response then wouldn't they wanna see play India! The ground is beautiful and in that case they too should have got a game. There are so many things that are wrong for instance it shouldn't have been 7 ODI series. So dnt teach me what's right and wrong in this. The right thing is that matches should be held where fans are ready to go the stadium and cheer the team. Cuttack is a waste of a venue.

  • far on July 4, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    bad move full-stop we need to be playing RSA , NewZealand and Pakistan more

  • sri on July 4, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    Another meaningless series. Aus might send some B grade players and rest their key players to make them ready for Ashes. India-Aus series in sachin-ponting era were more exciting. Not anymore

  • srinivasan on July 4, 2013, 6:45 GMT

    @Surajrises, there are other peoples also living in this country my friend...Wake

  • Rohan on July 4, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    Good series, India will look to repeat what they did in Tests early this year. DY. Patil stadium could have been given an ODI considering its facilities amongst the very best in the world. DYP cannot be considered for test but giving an ODI will not be a harm. Ranchi is getting its 2nd ODI, its a good start. Mohali is getting too many games and crowds are sparse in big test matches too!!

  • Andrew on July 4, 2013, 2:21 GMT

    Further proof as to why Sutherland should be sacked. The Argus report stated that the Baggy Green is what is essential to the viability of cricket in Oz. Then Sutherland agrees to bilateral with India on the eve of the most important Test series in Oz in 4 years. Sutherland you are a joke, & you are selling out Oz cricket. == == == Hopefully the selectors will White Ant Sutherland's attempts at ruining Test cricket in Oz, by naming this Team to play India 1. Finch, 2. S Marsh, 3. Bailey, 4. Voges, 5. Ferguson, 6. Maxwell, 7. Ludeman, 8. MMarsh, 9. Hogg, 10. McKay 11. Doherty. 12th - Rohrer, 13th Christian, 14th Bollinger, 15th Richardson, 16th Head. I have picked this team for a specific reason & it is the most important team selection for Oz in the next 6months - anybody guess why????? == == == This tour has been on the FTP for ages, the only news story here is the venues!

  • Mark on July 3, 2013, 23:34 GMT

    As a cricket fan in Australia I fear the demise of ODI cricket - not because the format itself is bad, but because of the way it's treated these days. I can't believe there is still enough interest in India for another useless 7 match ODI series, which is basically another TV rights money grabbing exercise. Surely even Indian fans have a shelf life in terms of how much cricket they can tolerate?

    By the time game 7 comes around everyone will be bored out of their wits, and then we'll be having another discussion about the relevance of ODI cricket, and the ICC will hurry to make more rule changes to "fix" the ODI format again. Let the games begin!

  • Dummy4 on July 3, 2013, 18:46 GMT

    India - Ozz ODI serious always been entertaining, but 7 ODIs are something both the boards has to think and conduct. 5 ODIs and 2 T20 are the ideal for touring team. Lets have fun!!!

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