The much-awaited India-Australia T20 series, scheduled from November 23 to December 3, has been amidst a schedule shuffle. Recent reports reveal a significant alteration in the location for one of the matches.
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— BCCI (@BCCI) November 16, 2023
Venue Switch Details:
Initially slated for Nagpur, the fourth T20 match of the series between India and Australia, scheduled for December 1, is now set to take place at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Stadium in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. This change emerged following a push by BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla in favor of Raipur, garnering this hosting opportunity.
An official confirmation from the BCCI regarding this venue modification is yet to surface. Earlier this month, a match destined for Hyderabad on December 3 was relocated to Bengaluru due to ongoing elections. The BCCI is anticipated to release an official statement regarding both these venue shifts in due course.
Team Lineup and Series Expectations:
While the squad for the T20 series is yet to be announced, reports hint at Suryakumar Yadav potentially leading Team India in this series. With key players like Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah likely to rest, changes in the team’s composition are anticipated. Moreover, Hardik Pandya’s injury further adds to the dynamic nature of the team formation.
- 1st T20: November 23 – Visakhapatnam
- 2nd T20: November 26 – Thiruvananthapuram
- 3rd T20: November 28 – Guwahati
- 4th T20: December 1 (Shifted to Raipur, earlier Nagpur)
- 5th T20: December 3 (Shifted to Bengaluru, earlier Hyderabad)
The series, amid these alterations, promises an engaging contest between the Indian and Australian cricket teams, setting the stage for an exciting spectacle.