India Cricket Schedule 2018

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India Cricket Schedule 2018, India match schedule, India cricket match schedule, Indian cricket team schedule, India cricket time table

The Indian cricket team started the 2018 year with a gruelling cricket series against South Africa, which was considered an ultimate test for the Men in Blue to establish their supremacy in International cricket. Although the tour ended on a positive note for the Indian team, there was a long gap followed by that encounter. And now, India have ahead of them some of the toughest tasks, when they take on teams such as England and Australia, the giants of International cricket. In this article, we look at the India cricket schedule 2018, which will inform you about the upcoming matches of the Indian team, i.e. India cricket time table, which has been announced on paper by the BCCI for until mid-2019.

India Match Schedule: Tour of England – July to September 2018

The tour of England is considered one of the most important of series in the India match schedule, and was the highlight series in India cricket schedule 2018. The gruelling nature of this series can be understood when you know that the India match schedule against England runs for almost three months. The India cricket match schedule against England consists of a three-match T20I series, three-match ODI series, and a five-match Test series. It can be said that if India successfully dominates England in this series, then they would be a step closer to being prepared for the 2019 World Cup, as the mega-event will be held in England itself.

India cricket schedule 2018 against England listed out:

July 3: India vs England 1st T20I, 5 PM (IST)

July 6: India vs England 2nd T20I, 3:30 PM (IST)

July 8: India vs England 3rd T20I, 5 PM (IST)

July 12: India vs England 1st ODI, 3:30 PM (IST)

July 14: India vs England 2nd ODI, 3:30 PM (IST)

July 17: India vs England 3rd ODI, 3:30 PM (IST)

August 1-5: India vs England 1st Test, 3:30 PM (IST)

August 9-13: India vs England 2nd Test, 3:30 PM (IST)

August 18-22: India vs England 3rd Test, 3:30 PM (IST)

August 30-Sep 3: India vs England 4th Test, 3:30 PM (IST)

Sept 7-11: India vs England 5th Test, 3:30 PM (IST)

India Cricket Match Schedule: Tour of Australia – November 2018 to January 2019

With a over a month-long break after getting done with the England tour, the India cricket match schedule will include another daunting series, against another formidable team – Australia. However, this could be a relatively easy tour in the India cricket time table, given that the main stalwarts of the Australian team – Steve Smith and David Warner – would not be available to play owing to a temporary ban on their campaigns which came after a ball-tampering scandal against South Africa, earlier in 2018.

The Indian cricket team schedule against Australia will also go on for almost three months, and it will be in Australia itself, that the Men in Blue will be celebrating the new year. India cricket match schedule for Australia will comprise of a three-match T20I series, a four-match Test series, and will end with a three-match ODI series.

India cricket schedule 2018 to 2019 against Australia listed out:

Nov 21: India vs Australia 1st T20I, 2:30 PM (IST)

Nov 23: India vs Australia 2nd T20I, 1:30 PM (IST)

Nov 25: India vs Australia 3rd T20I, 1:30 PM (IST)

Dec 6-10: India vs Australia 1st Test, 6 PM (IST)

Dec 14-18: India vs Australia 2nd Test, 8 PM (IST)

Dec 26-30: India vs Australia 3rd Test, 5 PM (IST)

2019

Jan 3-7: India vs Australia 4th Test, 5 PM (IST)

Jan 12: India vs Australia 1st ODI, 8:50 PM (IST)

Jan 15: India vs Australia 2nd ODI, 9:20 PM (IST)

Jan 18: India vs Australia 3rd ODI, 8:50 PM (IST)

Indian Cricket Team Schedule: Australia’s tour of India – February to Match, 2019

Just weeks after returning from Australia’s tour, India cricket time table will see Australia flying over to India in February 2019, for a five-match ODI series and a two-match T20I series. While the Australia tour of India cricket schedule 2018 might not involve the participation of Steve Smith and David Warner, their sabbatical could end around this series in the India cricket time table.

Indian cricket team schedule against Australia is listed below: 

Feb 24: India vs Australia 1st ODI, 1:30 PM (IST)

Feb 27: India vs Australia 2nd ODI, 1:30 PM (IST)

March 2: India vs Australia 3rd ODI, 1:30 PM (IST)

March 5: India vs Australia 4th ODI, 1:30 PM (IST)

March 8: India vs Australia 5th ODI, 1:30 PM (IST)

March 10: India vs Australia 1st T20I, 7 PM (IST)

March 13: India vs Australia 2nd T20I, 7 PM (IST)

India Match Schedule: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

After wrapping up the series against Australia, India cricket time table will be packed with ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches, which will go on till July 2019 at least, and will be further dependent on how the Men in Blue perform. The Virat Kohli-led team have been backed by several cricket pundits to win the 2019 World Cup in England.

India match schedule for ICC 2019 World Cup: 

June 5: South Africa vs India, 3 PM (IST)

June 9: India vs Australia, 3 PM (IST)

June 13: India vs New Zealand, 3 PM (IST)

June 16: India vs Pakistan, 3 PM (IST)

June 22: India vs Afghanistan, 3 PM (IST)

June 27: West Indies vs India, 3 PM (IST)

June 30: England vs India, 3 PM (IST)

July 2: Bangladesh vs India, 3 PM (IST)

July 6: Sri Lanka vs India, 3 PM (IST)

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