The India team will begin their packed home season for 2021-22 with a three-game T20I series against New Zealand on November 17 in Jaipur. This series will be a new beginning, following Virat Kohli’s decision to retire from the T20I captaincy after the T20 World Cup, which ends on November 14.
The T20I stage will be followed by two test matches against the Kiwis in Kanpur and Mumbai. Notably, this will be New Zealand’s first test tour of India since 2016.
Following the New Zealand series, India will travel to South Africa for a full tour (December 17 to January 26) and then return home to host the West Indies for the white ball matches, starting February 6. in Ahmedabad.
Following Windies, Sri Lanka will also visit India to play two test matches in Bengaluru and Mohali, followed by a three-match T20I series in Mohali, Dharamshala, and Lucknow.
In mid-2022, just after the Indian Premier League (IPL), India will host South Africa for a five-match T20I series. This will come in handy in preparation for the T20 World Cup later in the year in Australia.
Here are the complete fixtures:
New Zealand tour of India (2021):
1st T20I– November 17, Jaipur
2nd T20I– November 19, Ranchi
3rd T20I– November 21, Kolkata
1st Test– November 25-29, Kanpur
2nd Test– December 03-07, Mumbai
West Indies tour of India (2022):
1st ODI– February 06, Ahmedabad
2nd ODI– February 09, Jaipur
3rd ODI– February 12, Kolkata
1st T20I– February 15, Cuttack
2nd T20I– February 18, Visakhapatnam
3rd T20I– February 20, Trivandrum
Sri Lanka tour of India (2022):
1st Test– February 25-01 March, Bengaluru
2nd Test– March 05-09, Mohali
1st T20I– March 13, Mohali
2nd T20I– March 15, Dharamshala
3rd T20I– March 18, Lucknow
South Africa tour of India (2022):
1st T20I– June 09, Chennai
2nd T20I– June 12, Bangalore
3rd T20I– June 14, Nagpur
4th T20I– June 15, Rajkot
5th T20I– June 19, Delhi