Australia in India 2012-13 January 14, 2013

Chennai to host first India-Australia Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

The schedule for the four-match Test series between India and Australia, starting on February 22, has been revised, with the first Test now to be held in Chennai as opposed to Delhi as planned earlier. The Test series will move from the country's southern cities to the north; from Chennai and Hyderabad to Mohali before finishing in Delhi.

The dates for the matches remain unchanged.

1st Test, Chennai - February 22-26
2nd Test, Hyderabad - March 2-6
3rd Test, Mohali - March 14-18
4th Test, Delhi - March 22-26

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  • Jay on January 17, 2013, 17:00 GMT

    @spiritwithin: If you feel India will be uncompetitive this series then how about yourself and billions of other Indian fans petition the BCCI to STOP test cricket in India ? It's CLEAR that the Indian public don't like test cricket. Same applies to the Indian cricket team. The BCCI is only treating test cricket as a mere formality. They don't care about test cricket. If they did, they would have launched an investigation into the 8-0 away defeats in 2011. Did they do it ? NO ! What does that tell the world ? It tells how much the BCCI ignores test cricket. If they don't then how about trying to put in steps to improve Indian test cricket ? How about ONLY playing test cricket in a calendar year ? Cause, right now the Indian team is trying to be a multi-trick pony and that ain't working. Personally, I would like the BCCI to be HONEST and STRAIGHT with the Indian fans. If they don't like test cricket, they should STOP playing it, period. Indian team should focus more on limited overs.

  • Jay on January 17, 2013, 16:45 GMT

    @getsetgopk: Forget about India. Let Allah save your beloved green boys from getting thrashed so badly in SA in the next month. I will surely be following that series and so watch out for my comments then.

  • Jay on January 17, 2013, 16:40 GMT

    @Smithie: Well India is HUGE. We have different climatic conditions UNLIKE Australia where it's dry everywhere. Secondly, the BCCI is known for last minute changes and I am sure CA would have been geared up for a sudden change in scheduling. As far the fans go, I am sure those who love test cricket will eventually turn out, be it Aussies or Indians. Speaking of 'intelligence' of boards, I don't highly rate CA to be intelligent by any stretch of imagination.

  • Abhishek on January 15, 2013, 5:59 GMT

    @ Bart. Chennai is a better place for watching test cricket. Both the grounds r good. but hyderabad doesnt have a roof. n more over. chennai crowd appreciates test cricket.

  • Sankarankutty on January 15, 2013, 5:54 GMT

    @Bart Sherbon : I have watched t20 matches in both Chennai and Hyderabad. Given this is a 5 day affair and accounting for rains, I think Hyderabad would be a better bet.

  • Dummy4 on January 15, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Great I will be in India in this time! Does anyone know which ground is best for watching Cricket at, Chennai or Hyderabad?

  • Subramaniam on January 15, 2013, 4:52 GMT

    First of all Cricinfo is not posting any of my comments in the past 2 months. Hope they will post it this time. Though weather is an important factor, I guess hosting the last test in Chennai will result in a very meager ticket sales given the form of our team. If we lose the series before Chennai test, the ticket sales will be very bad. So the TNCA and BCCI(both headed by the same person) may have decided to reschedule the date as Chennai is hosting a test after 4 years.

  • Al on January 15, 2013, 2:32 GMT

    With walking wickets like Sehwag, Gambhir, Tendulkar and Kohli, and wicketless bowlers like Ashwin and Ishant, we have lost the match even before it begins. Players like Tendulkar, Sehwag, Gambhir, Ishant, and Ashwin should not even be allowed near a cricket stadium. Kohli can still recover his form and come good, but those 5 are done. They need to be replaced with youngsters like Mukund, Dhawan, Rahane, Ishwar Pandey, Shabaz Nadeem, etc.

  • Dummy4 on January 15, 2013, 1:49 GMT

    soorry fr commenting a nomn-related thing on this article but i had no option, espncricinfo had closed down posting comments on all viru articles...but i pray to espncricinfo to post my comment as it is..please..!!!

    well yes i wanted to say tht to all viru critics::: you all say that he is a flat track bully....hmm, you guys will never understand that he is's just the way he bats on aNY PITCH ON THE PLANET that when he is batting it seems it is a flat track..

    WANT AN EXAMPLE?? remmeber the chennai test?? viru blasted 319 off 304 balls and IN THE SAME INNINGS RAHUL GOT 111 off 291 balls? now what, say that the pitch was flat fr viru but was deterioration for Rahul..??

    Comeon critics, accept he is an awesome player, say whatever..add the knocks of 195 at MCG, 309, 319, 293, 254, 201* , 180 etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc......what?? had enough?? and he will be back withj a bang..let me aSSURE U ALL THAT...he was, is and will be an awesome player, a true genius, a true champoin