Team India is beginning to tighten its schedule ahead of the T20 World Cup, which will be hosted in Australia in October. Three restricted international tours have been scheduled for the side by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). This tour is in preparation for the ICC mega event.
Rohit Sharma, busy team schedule
These three tours will take place following the England tour in July and before the T20 World Cup matches, roughly speaking. While in England, the Indian team will play one T20I against Ireland.
According to recent sources, India will soon embark on a tour of the West Indies, followed by Zimbabwe and the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. This is a kind of practise for the T20 World Cup, which begins on October 16.
After finishing the Sri Lanka tour on March 16, the Indian team is currently involved in the IPL, which will run through the third week of May. A five-match T20I series between India and South Africa will begin on June 19. A week later the Indian team is expected to fly to England soon to play another match.
Management for the World Cup
Due to the tight schedule, the Indian team management has planned to form 35 players for the national team. With the schedule overlapping at T20I and the one-off Test in England, India could likely have two teams in different places at any given time.
The Indian team is no stranger to the ownership of two different teams. Last year, a limited-overs team traveled to Sri Lanka as the regulars played England in a test match.
The large-player approach is designed to keep players from being physically exhausted as a result of the frantic match pace. This promotes team management to separate players into limited-overs and regular categories.
The BCCI has also communicated the schedule to the players involved. Not only that but players are also given the flexibility to determine when it's time for them to rest between matches.
India's coach, Rahul Dravid, stated that the team's management has picked the core of the team that would compete in the World Cup. This trip is regarded as the final round of auditions for players hoping to stake their claims for the most important match in Australia.
Ideally, the Asian Cup would be the right tournament to play against the first team. This will produce the right combination before the T20 World Cup. This was conveyed directly by one of the BCCI officials.
BCCI is committed to helping its member states generate revenue for their board and this relates to the number of cricket Indian teams will play. According to reports, the revenue generated by T20 International against Ireland is sufficient to cover the Irish board's expenses for 1 year.
- From February until March: Sri Lanka tour of India
- March until May: IPL 2022
- June: India vs South Africa
- July until early October: India tour of Ireland and England, India tour of West Indies, India tour of Zimbabwe, Asian Cup 2022
- October until November: T20 World Cup