India is all set to host Sri Lanka for three T20I and two Tests starting February 24. The next two games will be played on 26 and 27 in Dharamshala. The Test series will start on March 4 and will end on March 16.
After this, India will host South Africa for the five-match series in June. These matches will be played on 9, 12,14, 17, and 19 June respectively in Chennai, Bangalore, Nagpur, Rajkot, and Delhi respectively. Next month, the Men In Blue are scheduled to tour England for three ODIs and as many T20Is. They will also play one Test, which was canceled last year due to COVID-19 cases in the Indian camp. They are also scheduled to play a T20I against Ireland.
As per another report on The Times Of India, BCCI is panning to squeeze more tours between the England series and 20-20 World Cup. Reportedly, the team will tour the West Indies, Zimbabwe, and the United Arab Emirates for the Asia Cup to prepare for the 20-20 World Cup in October-November this year. There is a high chance that first-choice players will be rested for the West Indies and Zimbabwe tour. Meanwhile, the Test against England and the T20I against Ireland might overlap thus BCCI may field two teams simultaneously.
“The discussions on bio-bubble breaks have already started. Every player has been communicated about the busy itinerary. They have been given time to think about when they would like to take a break. It’s likely a depleted side will travel to Zimbabwe. Ideally, the Asia Cup will be the right tournament to play the first team, in order to get combinations right before the T20 World Cup,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying by the Times of India.